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ERIC Number: EJ1136798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Investigating Contemplative Practice in Creative Writing and Education Classes: A Play (of Practice and Theory) in Three Acts
Hall, Maureen; Archibald, Olivia
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v2 n1 Article 8 Jan 2008
This article reports the results of a research project involving "unconventional" pedagogical practices and examines the impact of contemplative practice on teaching and learning in an undergraduate creative writing class and a graduate level methods of teaching writing course. Using student evaluations of the projects, the authors conclude that it is possible to enhance learning through reflection and insight. At the conclusion of the project, over 90% of the students' from both classes valued reflective writing as an assignment at the beginning of class. The three themes that emerged from the data offered explanations from students' perspectives in addressing how reflective writing inform students' value of the need for reflection and reflective writing within the classroom and within their lives.
Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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