ERIC Number: ED069198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct-10
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Is Creativity in the Eye of the Beholder?
Strasheim, Lorraine A.
This address examines the personal experiences and attitudes of a language teacher during the 1960's, exploring the then commonly held notions of "creativity" with a view toward stimulating professional reappraisal of the term and its pedagogical implications. The author suggests that the notion of the teacher "guiding creativity" must yield to a "creativity unleashed" before the student will play a meaningful, participatory role in the creative process. Several recommendations are offered which are intended to facilitate the achievement of creativity in the classroom. (RL)
Descriptors: Creative Development, Creative Teaching, Creativity, Educational Objectives, Instructional Program Divisions, Intellectual Development, Language Instruction, Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Influence, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
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Note: Keynote address presented at the 55th annual meeting of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, Kiamesha Lake, N.Y., October 10, 1972