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ERIC Number: EJ1078153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
Teaching Historical Analysis through Creative Writing Assignments
Peterson, Janine Larmon; Graham, Lea
College Teaching, v63 n4 p153-161 2015
Incorporating creative writing exercises in history courses can heighten students' critical reading and analytical skills in an active learning model. We identify and define two types of possible assignments that use model texts as their locus: centripetal, which focuses on specific context and disciplinary terms, and centrifugal, which address paradigms in human experience. Imitative assignments that include emphasis on form or structure provide a clear framework for assessment. We provide models for both types of assignments in history survey courses, including our reflections on final analysis of the projects, means of assessing them, and qualitative evidence to evaluate the effectiveness of this approach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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