ERIC Number: ED420859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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A Book of Experiences.
Pflaum, Jeffrey, Comp.
This collection is the result of a program in self expression in which 30 fifth-grade students contemplated to music every other day throughout the school year--each child completed approximately 120 thinking or contemplation periods. The procedure used in the program operated in the following way: (1) 5 to 15 minutes of music played while the students attempted to sit back, relax, and enjoy the experience; and (2) at the end of their listening and experiencing, the students were asked to write down whatever came to mind, be it "reality" or "fantasy." Each of the 30 chapters contains a chronologically-arranged numbered list of the "contemplations" or thoughts recorded by a single child. Each chapter in its entirety should convey some understanding of the mind (imagination) and self (personality) of the particular student involved. The children's names are listed at the end of the collection. There is a one-page introduction preceding the 160 pages of lists of student musings. (NKA)
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Class Activities, Creative Expression, Grade 5, Intermediate Grades, Music, Self Expression, Student Development, Thinking Skills
Jeffrey Pflaum, 57-74 228th Street, 2nd Floor, Bayside, NY 11364 ($20 plus shipping/handling).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
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