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ERIC Number: ED262637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Research in Creativity and Its Application in the Classroom.
Snyder, Barbara
Studies in psychology, language, and foreign language suggest that it is the qualitative nature of the task students perform while learning that is important, because of the creativity factor. Some explanations of creativity are concerned with hemisphericity of the brain. Another explanation is that creativity results from divergent rather than convergent thought processes. Classroom activities that encourage creative language use include those that allow students to feel comfortable expressing their ideas and using divergent answers, manipulating objects, acting out, and visualizing. It is these student-centered activities or creative classroom contexts, that provide meaningful language-processing experiences and improved learning. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A