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Korean Journal of General Education 2015;9(4):341-369.
Published online December 30, 2015.
Education Plans for Creative Writing based on Poetry
Okseon Choi
시를 활용한 창의적 글쓰기 교육 방안
This study aims to suggest new education plans for poetry writing of university students to improve their creativity. To practice writing based on poetry is not only a new discovery of interpreting the world for the students, but also a way of building their creative thinking. The education plans for creative writing based on poetry are as follows: Firstly, it deals with a plan in terms of flexibility of thinking and systematization of significance. Twenty questions game based on poetry is an effective method that allows students to develop diverse viewpoints and to promote entertainment as well. The process of question elaboration can lead students to flexible thinking and systematization of significance. Secondly, the plan aims at personification of objects as well as a language of communication. This plan deals with the Question and Answer method proceeded between a student and the personified object. Metaphor allows the student not only to identify him or herself with the object, but also to communicate with the world. Thirdly, the plan is about introducing oneself based on the language of analogy. Writings of self-introduction based on analogy allows the writer to express oneself in a concrete image, and it also helps the readers to remember the personality and impression of the writer for longer period of time. Therefore, the education plans for creative writing based on poetry can contribute to developing students flexible thinking, systematization of significance, communication with the world and further practical writing application outside the classroom. Furthermore, through these new plans, some additional effects can be brought, such as interest increase in writing, fear dissolution of writing and creativity improvement.
Key Words: poetry, creativity, flexible thinking, communication, practical writing


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