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Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies


Interdisciplinary Studies


This project examines the theories of guided imagery as a basis for a teaching strategy for developing a student's creativity, promoting learning by increasing concentration techniques and relaxing students. This study discusses how one first grade teacher used guided imagery with her students. The strategy was first used as a morning practice and later incorporated into the language arts program. The topics addressed in this project include: (a) What is guidedimagery? (b) How can guided imagery be applied within a classroom setting? and (c) What guided imagery exercises are appropriate for first grade students? The project concludes that guided imagery can be effectively used with first grade students to enhance the learning process.