ERIC Number: ED394147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Using Mythic-Archetypal Approaches in the Language Arts. ERIC Digest.
Stewart, Richard D.
This digest considers approaches to langugae arts teaching that are based on mythic or archetypal ways of experiencing and knowing. The Digest argues that such approaches address students' inner lives more directly than do the usual instructional methods such as whole language or student-centered instruction, and thus can help to promote feelings-sharing, intuition, and imagery production in the classroom. The Digest is divided into sections on Myths, Imagery, and Symbols; Myth and Archetype as Instructional Tools; and Dream Sharing in the Classroom. The digest concludes that both teachers and students can profit from learning to access their inner resources, especially their inner intuitive and image-making abilities and emotional states. (NKA)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Dreams, Elementary Secondary Education, Imagery, Imagination, Individual Development, Instructional Innovation, Language Arts, Literature Appreciation, Mythology, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th Street, Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: Archetypes; ERIC Digests