ERIC Number: ED313716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Poetry and Science in the Classroom.
Insights into Open Education, v22 n5 Jan-Feb 1990
Science and poetry are both ways of knowing about the world and they can be combined and integrated in classroom instruction. In the most productive educational theories, both science and writing are seen as methods of creating meaning. Science is treated as the process of examining individual pieces of data and observation to form generalizations; writing, in the process-oriented classroom, is recognized as a method of making meaning, the act of forming one's ideas and experiences into writing. Science and poetry involve: (1) making close and careful observations; (2) making connections; and (3) forming an empathic identification. It is wonder and awe that bind poetry and science together in their attempts to closely observe, to discover and create connections, and to offer their results for empathic identification. (Fifteen specific poetry writing activities are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Univ., Grand Forks. Center for Teaching and Learning.