publication . Research . 2014

Creativity in English Writing Instruction : Tracing the Discursive History of the Key Word

Kita, Kazutake;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 Apr 2014 Journal: KLA Journal, volume 1, pages 17-28 (issn: 2188-5877, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: 駒場言葉研究会
Abstract
Since the 1970s the field of English writing instruction has given a broad welcome to the term creative/creativity, which has been used without any strict definition and has taken on the features of a cant word. Presented in this paper is an attempt to provide a comprehensive description and explanation of various uses of the term found in this specific context. A historical review of ELT Journal, TESOL Quarterly and The English Teachers’ Magazine reveals that the introduction of the term creative/creativity into pedagogical discourse had a close connection with the development of post-behaviouristic linguistics and humanistic education from the 1970s on. Three ...
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