ERIC Number: ED021831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Creativity in English: Papers Relating to the Anglo-American Seminar on the Teaching of English (Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, 1966). The Dartmouth Seminar Papers.
Summerfield, Geoffrey, Ed.
Creativity and its development in students through creative English programs are the subjects of this report from the Dartmouth Seminar. David Holbrook's paper, "Creativity in the English Programme," maintains that English should be taught creatively to enhance the child's capacity to deal with his inner and outer experiences and to help him grow gracefully into maturity. Geoffrey Summerfield has recorded "A Short Dialogue on Some Aspects of That Which We Call Creative English" in which he redefines the word "creative" and indicates the need for free experimentation in the classroom, particularly to encourage conversation as a means of extending and refining the student's linguistic control and self knowledge. In "A Caveat on Creativity," Reed Whittemore assesses the dangers of becoming prescriptive in a creative program. Finally, Geoffrey Summerfield presents examples which demonstrate creative teaching in more than a dozen situations ranging from teaching haiku to choosing relevant literature for adolescents in racially tense areas. (JB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Creative Development, Creative Expression, Creative Teaching, Creativity, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Imagination, Literature, Personality Development, Secondary Education, Student Participation, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
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Authoring Institution: National Association for the Teaching of English (England).; National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.; Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.