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ERIC Number: ED038394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Mar
Pages: 12
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Developing an Original Person.
Carlson, Ruth Kearney
Elementary English, v41 n3 p268-78, 292 Mar 1964
Educational experiences which facilitate the development of original thinking and learning are (1) the "open system" of education which stresses freedom at home and at school; (2) the emphasis on sensory awareness of the environment; (3) the development of curiosity and sense of wonder; (4) the growth of imaginative powers and original thinking experiences--reflection and meditation; (5) the recognition of the "contentual aspects of cognition" and "competence motivation"; (6) the immersion of the teacher in the subject; (7) an empathetic relationship between the teacher and the child in any creative endeavor; (8) the development of a "structural-cognitive" approach that fosters divergent thinking--spontaneity, flexibility of response; and (9) the cultivation of a creativity which produces "effective surprise." (A selected bibliography is included.) (JM)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.