Ljiljana Marković

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During the fifty years of the Niš English Department (1971-2021) a great number of extracurricular activities (ECAs) have been organized. These planned, systematic activities resulting from regular coursework usually present volunteering students with authentic, real-life tasks where they should integrate the knowledge acquired in academic work with other aspects of their personality for the sake of ‘deeper learning’. This engagement, which often requires the investment of additional time and energy, has been an opportunity for students to express their creativity and imagination as well as develop problem-solving, communication skills, job-related and transferrable general skills.

This paper presents a review of ECAs organized at the Niš English Department over the fifty years, their range, forms and the influence they may have had on the development of participating students.


extracurricular activities (ECAs), Niš English Department, student engagement

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