Words Within
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creativity, teaching, writing, moving meditation, embodiment, phenomenology

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Morris, Sarah L. 2014. “Words Within: Creativity, Flow, and Body”. Akademisk Kvarter | Academic Quarter, nr. 09 (december):249-64. https://doi.org/10.5278/ojs.academicquarter.v0i09.3263.

Resumé | Abstract

This work discusses embodiment and creativity through use of the body engaged in movement. Although there is a tradition of writers and thinkers who use embodied movement meditation to find inspiration and flow in thinking and writing, this flow is seemingly missing in school writing practices. How, then, is creative flow connected to movement? What implications arise for the relationship between body and creativity for writing teachers? Turning toward these questions, this paper explores the lived experience of movement meditation and creativity, particularly for teachers of writing. First is a description of the phenomenon, followed by a brief review of some of the literature. Then follows an explication of the method and discussion of emergent themes related to creativity as rendered in a phenomenological study of movement meditation and teachers of writing. Finally, the paper considers implications for pedagogy and future research.

https://doi.org/10.5278/ojs.academicquarter.v0i09.3263
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