ERIC Number: ED101359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Development of a Model for the Systematic Teaching of the Writing of Poetry. Final Report.
Della-Piana, Gabriel M.
The three major purposes of this project were to develop a programed text for teaching the writing of poetry, to validate the program, and to prepare a procedural guide for programing. A 156-frame program was developed, including procedures for: eliciting free written expression to serve as subject matter for poems; writing initial poems to fit Haiku and Tanka forms; revision of poems based on author and reader analysis; writing poetry using a variety of poetic devices; writing to fit various rhyme, meter, and stanza forms; and revising for greater poetic effect. A procedural guide for the development of programed materials is outlined in 11 steps including specification of objectives, assessment of performance, determination of causes of performance deficiencies, design of appropriate systems (instructional, guidance, feedback, incentive, management) to eliminate deficiencies, and validation of those systems. Developmental and validational testing resulted in significant changes in program design. Recommendations are made for further work including determination of multiple cutoff scores for predicting mastery in the program and use of the computer as an aid in poetic composition. (Author/TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Bureau of Educational Research.