Title

Creative writing (classes) as a means of revealing unconscious belief systems: the folk culture so often disclosed when one is writing viewpoints

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Ryan, JS & Smith, RJ 2011, 'Creative writing (classes) as a means of revealing unconscious belief systems: the folk culture so often disclosed when one is writing viewpoints', Australian Folklore, vol. 26, pp. 161-167.

Abstract

This paper treats of a milestone book that is a already sensational text in many countries. It is concerned with the process of conducting /appraising ‘writing classes’, these being a powerful revelatory experience for all class members and for the instructor, for (s)he may well not have the training in psychology that may be appropriate in this area. The thrust of the argument is towards the subtlety required in the guidance of such ‘thinking /speaking /writing)’—something linked to the classic text of C.E.M. Joad, as well as to the most sensitive learning theory.