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ERIC Number: EJ1097753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Boosting Imagination: Incorporating Creative Play into the Writing Room
Nelson, Angela; Schmidt, Jamie; Verbais, Chad
NADE Digest, v2 n2 p19-26 Fall 2006
Incorporating creative play in the writing lab or classroom is a unique way to pique students' interest and boost their imagination. Exercises varying from describing Hershey's Kisses®, to using tape recorders for discussing voice, to using magnetic poetry to practice grammar are all ways that stimulate learning through the lens of play. Play theorists assert the value of incorporating play in all levels of education due to its appeal, especially to visual and tactile intelligences. Play also adds a sense of ease and leisure to a classroom atmosphere that can boost creativity and shift the learning paradigm while still conveying complex concepts to students.
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Language: English
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