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This teaching pack is based on materials
developed by the British Council in
co-operation with the BBC World Service.
Creative Ways, a series of six radio
programmes, was inspired by the British
Council\u2019s 15th Oxford Conference on Teaching
Literature Overseas held in 2000. The theme
of the conference was \u2018From Critical Reading
to Creative Writing\u2019 and some of the key ideas
that emerged were developed by the
programme series. Creative Ways also
incorporated interviews with the academics
and writers involved as well as many of the
conference participants. Although the main
focus of the conference was on teaching
literature in an EFL or ESL context, we
believe the approaches can be used and
adapted by all teachers.
The six programmes were broadcast round the world in 2000 and 2001. Each one suggested a different approach to using creative writing in the classroom, as follows:
Following on from the broadcasts the British
Council and the BBC developed a website (at
the time of going to press there was no
permanent address for this site. If you cannot
\ufb01nd it, please contact us for advice). On this
site you can \ufb01nd tips and exercises on how to
start writing creatively.
In this pack you will \ufb01nd a tape of the
original programmes, and the teaching notes
written by Franz Andres Morrissey,
University of Berne, Switzerland. Franz is a
writer and a teacher of creative writing. He
was a participant at the 15th Oxford
You can make further copies of any of the
materials included so long as they are not sold
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