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ERIC Number: ED033100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 4
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Created Creative?
Paffard, Michael
English: Literature, Criticism, Teaching, v17 n99 p90-3 Autumn 1968
The primary concern of the English teacher should be to develop the unique potential every student has for imaginative thinking and creative expression. The ability to think creatively stimulates the student's intellectual curiosity, frees him from the rigidity of social class values, religious dogma, and historical precedent, and enables him to attain self-knowledge and emotional stability. To foster student creativity, the teacher should (1) avoid establishing a "correct" standard of language usage or literature interpretation, (2) use the interests and values of the students in selecting materials for the class, and (3) rediscover and expand his own latent creativity by writing poetry and prose and studying various forms of language usage. (MP)
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Authoring Institution: English Association, London (England).