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ERIC Number: EJ1256458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0143
Brave New Worlds: Transcending the Humanities/STEM Divide through Creative Writing
Watkins, Adam; Tehrani, Zahra
Honors in Practice, v16 p29-51 2020
Creative writing offers a critical and innovative form of inquiry promoting integrative learning that transcends disciplinary barriers. Authors first provide an overview of the scholarship on creative writing pedagogy, its unique capacity to engage a range of knowledge domains, and its significance for honors education. They then offer primary examples of incorporating creative writing projects into two honors classes that bridge STEM fields and the humanities. Analyses of student reflections (n = 35) in relation to learning outcomes strongly suggest that creative writing helps students explore course concepts through several ways of knowing--critical, situational, and affective--while fostering new perspectives on these concepts, their interconnections, and their implications. The value of creative writing as a platform for self-directed and interdisciplinary learning within the transdisciplinary context of honors is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana