When a student comprehends
something, anything really,
they can use it to create.
For instance, a student who
comprehends the concepts of
tension, revision and voice
can use these concepts
stories, paintings, poems, music,
dance, or scenes in a play or movie.
However, when a student uses these
concepts to create,
through the act of creation,
they often will gain
of these concepts.
Creativity is not always about product.
Creativity is often a means of discovering
a better (or different) understanding
of ourselves, a topic, a process, possibility
Students need to comprehend
in order to create but
they also need to create
to better comprehend.
Comprehension and creation
are different sides of the same coin.
The arts are as much about comprehension
as they are about creation.