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ERIC Number: EJ1112849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Aesthetic Learning, Creative Writing and English Teaching
Gilbert, Francis
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v23 n3 p257-268 2016
My article argues that the concept of "aesthetic learning" can be helpful for English teachers on two levels. First, it can be a useful identity for English teachers and students to adopt, based upon my own experiences as a secondary English teacher, creative writer and PhD student. Second, I argue that "aesthetic learning" is an effective and productive way of analysing some of the learning processes that happen in the English teacher's classroom. In order to arrive at these conclusions, I examine my own creative writing, teaching and learning processes from which I extrapolate the notion that we are all "aesthetic learners" in the sense that we learn to appreciate the qualities of the worlds we inhabit, whether these are actual or virtual. Throughout, my own writing, learning and teaching are used to illustrate my argument. In particular, the article seeks to re-position my own teaching in secondary schools within the context of "aesthetic learning."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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