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ERIC Number: ED085710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 219
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Say: An Experiment in Learning.
Stuart, Simon
This book is an account of one teacher's attempt to use English literature as a vehicle of self-discovery for both his adolescent students and himself. The first chapter, "Stumbling into New Techniques," relates some of the techniques used to encourage student writing and to stimulate an appreciation and understanding of poetry--to help the students think and feel without fear. The second chapter, "Conscious," and the third chapter, "Unconscious," relate the experiences and lessons of an English course concentrating on the students' original compositions and a few of the points most relevant to their writing--all of which led to student "self-discovery." The fourth chapter, entitled "Synthesis," describes the teacher's experiences with the class in leading the students to a freedom which offers a limited escape from inhibition or anxiety, a slightly greater acceptance of emotion and impulse, and an ability to use observation and perception creatively. The last chapter, on "Literature and Psychology," describes a course investigating (1) assumptions and limitations of the students' own culture, (2) the Oedipus complex, (3) the introduction of paintings and poems without penetrating symbols, and (4) the use of symbols and some of the unconscious dynamics behind literature and theological beliefs. (HOD)
Schocken Books Inc., 200 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016 ($6.95)
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)