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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Connecting with Self, the Past,and Others: There is No Independent Mode of Existence.

Myra Weiger.

Moving from nonverbal forms of communication, using thinking
skills and multiple intelligences to solve problems and work
collaboratively, through increasing complex forms of patomime. Then
voice is added to the stories. Learning the elements of "story",
childrne read traditional literature and interview people to find out
more about their past and then write or dramatize the "stories". Role
playing contributes to the development of empathy and character. At
last, an examination of the traditional literature of many cultures
reveals the similiarities of all people. Frequently, only the names
are different.


Myra Weiger  (United States)
Department of Instruction and Educational Leadership, College of Education
Kean University

Chair of Dept. with Elementary, Bilingual and Secondary
Education undergraduate programs, and nine graduate programs. Professor of English Arts and Drama, Character Eduation, Thesis Projects, Humane Education, Foundations, etc. Coordinating programs for
Chineses educators, Poet. Papers presented and published on poetry, writing, children's literature, development or moral judgment, language arts, etc.

  • Howard Gardner
  • Piaget
  • Walking in the Woods
  • Colors
  • Objects
  • Machinery
  • Mirror Image
  • Senses
  • Dramatic
  • situations.

(60 min. Workshop, English)