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Skryfkunsstudente se ervaring van hulle eie kreatiewe proses binne die konteks van die Op die spoor van kreatiewe kreature-projek: ’n narratiewe ontleding

S.F. Greyling
Literator | Vol 30, No 1 | a73 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v30i1.73 | © 2009 S.F. Greyling | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 16 July 2009 | Published: 25 July 2009

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S.F. Greyling, Skool vir Tale, Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, South Africa

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Creative writing students’ experience of their own creative process within the context of the Tracking creative creatures project: a narrative analysis
First-year students in Creative Writing at the North-West University took part in an interdisciplinary investigation into the creative process, which posed certain creative challenges to them. The students’ reaction to the project indicated that they experienced the assignment as challenging and enriching. This article investigates the question whether the narrative analysis of students’ personal reports on the creative process can contribute to a better understanding of the individual experience, the project, and the creative process as such. A framework for analysis was developed against the theoretical background of contextual approaches to creativity, practice-based research and the method of narrative analysis. Amabile’s componential framework of creativity served as a basis for the framework to investigate the three levels of the narrative (form, content and context). The article discusses the project, collection of data, theoretical framework and research procedures, and illustrates and discusses the application and value of narrative analysis of students’ reports with reference to identified themes and selected examples.


Creative Process; Creative Writing; Creativity; First-Person Reports; Narrative Analysis; Writing Process


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