English Teachers’ Perceptions about Creativity and Teaching Creative Writing in Pakistan
Humaira Irfan Khan

Abstract
The paper explores the close affinity between creativity and creative writing in Pakistan. The data collected from the questionnaire and focus group interview with a large public sector university’s Master of Arts in English students– who are also in-service school teachers – discovers that English teachers in Pakistan do not teach to develop the creative abilities of pupils. The findings explicitly reveal that these teachers choose topics from the textbooks and explain them for writing in the classroom. The evidence shows that English teachers are confused about strategies needed in rousing learners’ interest in creative writing. Thus, in Pakistan, English teachers must be encouraged and trained to engage in activities that are essential for enhancing creativity and creative writing.

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