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Karam, Khaled Mostafa; Elfiel, Helmy – Creativity Research Journal, 2021
This paper argues that compression is a hallmark of creativity, demonstrating the effect of the process of compression and decompression on the cultivation of creative potentials. This study also suggests some cognitive strategies by which creative literary compression can be encoded and decoded in the light of some relevant theories. In order to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Thinking, Concept Formation, Literature
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Ulu, Hacer; Yemenici, Aliye Ilkay – African Educational Research Journal, 2021
Improving students' writing ability enables self-expression development as well as high-order thinking skills such as creative thinking. Alongside the active teaching in the classroom, the suitability of textbooks for creative writing contributes to the development of students' writing skills. In this regard, the purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Writing Exercises, Elementary Education, Textbooks
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Peabody, Seth – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
This article describes strategies that the author employed to make a general education course titled "Fairy Tales and Folklore" more diverse and inclusive. Students read primary texts and secondary articles as part of ongoing debates, then form their own arguments within the debate, thus coming to understand how fairy tales are embedded…
Descriptors: Folk Culture, Fairy Tales, Inclusion, Persuasive Discourse
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Taylor, Christa L.; Kaufman, James C.; Barbot, Baptiste – Journal of Creative Behavior, 2021
The present study examines effort in narrative creative writing (operationalized as time-on-task) using a new assessment approach, the storyboard task. Participants (N = 125) completed alternate forms of the storyboard task in two sessions five weeks apart. They also completed measures of divergent thinking and self-reported ideational behavior.…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Writing Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Story Telling
Teravainen-Goff, Anne – National Literacy Trust, 2021
To mark World Mental Health Day in 2020, the Bupa Foundation, in partnership with Cheltenham Festivals, the National Literacy Trust and Mind, launched Beyond Words -- a national creative writing project inviting all children, young people and schools to put their feelings about a year like no other into words. Children and young people were…
Descriptors: Well Being, Program Evaluation, Mental Health, Creative Writing
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Cornillie, Frederik; Buendgens-Kosten, Judith; Sauro, Shannon; Van der Veken, Joeri – CALICO Journal, 2021
In the digital wilds, thriving storytelling practices (often in transcultural and multilingual contexts) share with Maker culture a belief in learning through doing, bricolage, collaboration, and playfulness. Key examples are fanfiction, a form of creative writing that transforms popular media in some way, and interactive fiction, a form of…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Story Telling, Fiction, Multilingualism
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Jaeger, Elizabeth – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2021
In the mid-1980s, researchers began to study writers working in collaboration. Much of this research attended to what might be termed side-by-side composing: authors working on their own individual pieces and discussing them with others as needed. Others have studied co-composing--that is, multiple authors crafting a single text--describing the…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Writing (Composition), Writing Workshops, Elementary School Students
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Hoque, Muhammad Azizul; Ali, Md Maksud; Puteh-Behak, Fariza; Baharun, Hazleena – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2021
Although lexical borrowing from the English language into Bangla has been reported in the literature, not many studies have investigated the nature and the extent to which this borrowing has taken place in relation to Bangla short stories. This study examined five Bangla short stories, which were selected based on purposive sampling. Our analysis…
Descriptors: Linguistic Borrowing, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Indo European Languages
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Gilbert, Francis – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2021
This article examines the deeper purposes behind the teaching of creative writing. To extend an analogy created by William Blake in his poem 'The Tyger', its furnaces are examined and its 'deadly terrors' clasped. It re-interprets the different views of teaching English, as drawn up in the United Kingdom's Cox Report. It argues that these views…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Creative Writing, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Dobson, Tom; Stephenson, Lisa; De Arede, Ana – English in Education, 2021
Literary criticism of children's literature asserts a one-directional view of power with the adult writer constructing the child reader. Using "aetonormativity"-- adult perceptions of normality -- this paper explores what happens when children co-construct publishable fiction. Our analysis of drama and creative writing workshops shows…
Descriptors: Literary Criticism, Childrens Literature, Writing for Publication, Creative Writing
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Popovic, Dušanka – International Journal of Instruction, 2021
In the light of the fact that the activity of writing as a basic and generic educational ability is of paramount importance for lifelong learning, i.e. for life and work of each individual, and bearing in mind the notion that writing as a complex activity requires a whole corpus of knowledge and skills necessary for successful realization, we…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Process Approach (Writing), Creative Writing, Literary Genres
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Winarni, Retno; Slamet, St Y.; Syawaludin, Ahmad – European Journal of Educational Research, 2021
This research aims to develop Indonesian Language textbooks with multiculturalism and character education for traditional poetry writing learning. This research uses a research and development approach until the discovery of a proper textbook. The subjects involved in this study were 101 elementary school fourth-graders, 33 teachers, and 2…
Descriptors: Textbook Preparation, Textbook Evaluation, Multicultural Textbooks, Indonesian
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Almelhi, Abdullah M. – English Language Teaching, 2021
The present research aimed to examine the effectiveness of the ADDIE model as used in teaching online in the LMS of Blackboard® and its facilities such as discussion boards, forums and blogs for improving the creative writing skills of EFL college students. The researcher utilized a quasi-experimental method, involving a pretest, posttest and…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Design, Models, Electronic Learning
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AlAjlan, Munirah – English Language Teaching, 2021
A number of studies have looked at the use of videos, audios, worksheets, and games as tools in language teaching/learning. Some studies have recommended art galleries as a space for language learning. This study investigated the use of museums for English for Specific Purposes (ESP) language learning. The study focused on engineering students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Museums, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Burns, Jennifer – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2021
This article investigates what kind of multilingual operations are carried out as migrant and transnational creative writers deploy in their fictions in Italian (often an acquired language) the languages which they hold in their personal repertoires. Exploring first the linguistic, political and cultural implications of what Algerian author, Amara…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Italian, Code Switching (Language), Intercultural Communication
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