Creative writing pedagogy has received a surge of critical interest of late, though much remains to be said about its capacity to support trans-disciplinary learning outcomes, such as those related to community-based learning. Through an assessment of a place-based course focused on community-based learning, this article provides evidence that creative writing assignments can be an effective learning tool for cultivating community engagement and intercultural competencies. The educational value of creative writing, this study shows, has much to do with its unique mode of inquiry, which is well suited for integrating diverse perspectives, multi-modal research, and multiple ways of knowing.
"Setting the Scene for Community-Based Learning: Creative Writing as a Platform for Inquiry and Integrative Learning,"
Journal of Creative Writing Studies: Vol. 7:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/jcws/vol7/iss1/2