Not without the art!! The importance of teacher artistry when applying drama as pedagogy for additional language learning

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Title Not without the art!! The importance of teacher artistry when applying drama as pedagogy for additional language learning
Author Dunn, Julie Patricia; Stinson, Madonna
Journal Name Research in Drama Education
Editor Madonna Stinson & Joe Winston
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract For more than 30 years drama has been promoted as a valuable teaching tool for language learning. Recent research results have reinforced this position. However, these and other earlier studies reveal that the overall success of the work is dependent, at least in part, upon the artistry of the teacher and the quality of the pretext materials used to drive the dramatic action. This article interrogates the notion of artistry in relation to drama pedagogy and second/additional language learning. It argues that where the application of drama strategies takes place in isolation, in an ad hoc manner or without a keen understanding of how dramatic forms, conventions and elements interact with one another, the work can become purely functional. In these situations the teaching becomes artless, resulting in approaches that do little to add value to existing practices or to the depth and quality of the experience for learners.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13569783.2011.617110
Volume 16
Issue Number 4
Page from 617
Page to 633
ISSN 1356-9783
Date Accessioned 2011-11-22
Date Available 2012-02-10T01:05:15Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/41822
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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