The Uses of Poetry: Renewing an Educational Understanding of a Language Art

  title={The Uses of Poetry: Renewing an Educational Understanding of a Language Art},
  author={Karen Simecek and Karen Viv Elis},
  journal={The Journal of Aesthetic Education},
  pages={114 - 98}
Abstract:Drawing upon research undertaken for a project that explored the cultural value of poetry in lifelong learning, we argue for the renewal of a specifically educational understanding of poetry as a language art. In a context of increasingly instrumental approaches to the uses of poetry in educational settings, late twentieth-century discussions and perspectives on the relationship between poetry (as a distinct language art and distinctive mode of language use), experience and learning… Expand
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