TR 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM
This course is designed to offer future educators a variety of approaches to the teaching of creative writing. In this class, students will learn about the forms and techniques of creative writing and then practice how best to communicate that knowledge to their own students. The course will encompass the technical (how to create a character; how to write a sonnet); the practical (how to manage the creative writing workshop; whether and how to grade creative work); the aesthetic (how to discuss beauty and self-expression); and the ethical (how creative writing teaches empathy; how its concerns overlap with social justice aims). Assignments will include creative writing exercises, lesson plans, and teaching demonstrations.