ERIC Number: ED237156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Classics, Quilting and Computers.
Trachy, Carole Law
Many students have been taught to analyze, to memorize, and perhaps to synthesize, but few have been encouraged to be creative--a necessity for being truly satisfied, successful, and happy with one's life. To develop creativity, education should focus on an updated version of the 3 R's: Rationale, Reason, and Resourcefulness. Rationale involves making the purpose of educational pursuits clear to students by stressing the usefulness and value of liberal arts skills, such as listening, perceiving, questioning, and applying logic and order. Reason can be reinforced by using a Socratic teaching method to make students look within themselves, rather than to the teacher, for answers. Resourcefulness involves leading students to their own satisfying analysis of ideas based on understanding of their value systems. Two additional R's could be added to this list: helping students take Responsibility for their own education and Reach for their fullest potential. To satisfy the self-motivated student, who is seeking knowledge rather than grades, educators must blend traditional liberal arts skills with the skills of computers and other new technologies, combining the best of the old with the best of the new. (AYC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Master Teaching Seminar (5th, Orlando, FL, December 14-16, 1983).