ERIC Number: ED407962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Overview of Japanese Poetry. Asian Studies Instructional Module.
This curriculum outline introduces the components of a creative writing course which acquaints students with various forms of Japanese poetry. First, the goals and student objectives of the course are presented, emphasizing the history and different forms of Japanese poetry such as "renga," a kind of challenge poetry which will be used to develop skills used in more contemporary writing forms; "haiku," to distill thoughts of other literary forms (prose, long poems, and plays); and "tanka." Students will be encouraged to use the poetic forms as well as meditation and "koan" (a kind of riddle) to stimulate creative thought, break writing barriers, and inspire the use of the concrete detail in writing. Next, the course outline and assignments are listed; they are followed by a description of the methods used for evaluating students, which focus on the students' production of their own works based on Japanese poetry and the use of concrete detail. A list of discussion questions is then provided. The activities and strategies for presenting material are summarized, focusing on the process of creation and examining the importance of both the "experiencer" and the creator to the creative process. The remainder of the outline lists the audiovisual aids used in the course, and explains the importance of concrete detail in any genre. Includes a list of suggested sources for teaching Japanese poetry and course material. Contains an annotated bibliography. (TGI)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Meramec, MO.
Identifiers - Location: Japan