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ERIC Number: ED456448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Pages: 21
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Poetry for Praxis Too.
Richards, Varvara A.; Ker, H. L.
In higher education now, educators are faced with teaching students who are not seen as exceptional, in traditional academic terms--even the exceptional ones do not seem to read habitually. The paper argues that among the elements hostile to development of writers of prose might be found elements more conducive to the development of writers of poetry--and then prose. Personal experience and reflections, and those reported by students, suggest that the development of poetry writing potential carries with it improvement in some students' writing over the curriculum. This action research paper is organized into two sections: the tutor's description of the poetry writing course at Waikato Polytechnic in New Zealand, including an outline of her expectations in learning goals, followed by student feedback at the end of the course and some time after the course; and a discussion taken from personal reflections, including the more speculative as well as the ones based on reading, in response to that feedback. (Contains 21 references.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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