Both creative writing and composition seek to teach writing, yet their pedagogical approaches are poles apart, especially concerning instructors. Creative writing instructors serve as “mentor-models,” whose authority comes from their writing practice rather than (only) departmental sanction. Despite potential pitfalls, a mentor-model approach could reaffirm composition instructors' identities as writers.
Mary Hedengren; The Writing Teacher Who Writes: Creative Writing, Ancient Rhetoric, and Composition Instruction. Pedagogy 1 April 2016; 16 (2): 191–206. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-3435820
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