ERIC Number: ED362896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-13
Reference Count: N/A
Using Art in Training Tutors.
Boswell, James, Jr.
Wisconsin writer Marshal Cook's article, "Training Your Muse: Seven Steps to Creativity," (1986) provides a basis for creative activities which help students in a three-credit tutor training course understand both tutoring and the writing process. In the first activity student tutors are asked to bring in a picture that symbolizes a good tutoring quality or characteristic (e.g., patience, kindness, intelligence, etc.) and the group tries to guess what the quality is. In the next activity this idea is expanded to a "special project" where students are asked to create a "show piece" that defines what tutoring is, for example a collage, picture, or album which includes quotes from their reading. When the special project is due, students may present it to the rest of the class. A third activity is designed to tap into the student's creativity by requiring each student to draw a picture of the writing process. The three activities help students learn about tutoring and its relationship to the writing process, by bringing up a number of different topics for discussion and allowing tutors to talk about writing as well as tutoring. (Guidelines for the special project assignment are attached.) (NH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Writing Development
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Conference (Villanova, PA, April 24, 1993).