Going Performative in Intercultural Education: International Contexts, Theoretical Perspectives and Models of Practice (Languages for Intercultural Co

Going Performative in Intercultural Education: International Contexts, Theoretical Perspectives and Models of Practice (Languages for Intercultural Co

By: Manfred Schewe (editor)Hardback

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Over the last two decades drama pedagogy has helped to lay the foundations for a new teaching and learning culture, one that accentuates physicality and centres on performative experience. Signs of this `performative turn' in education are especially strong in the field of foreign/second language teaching. This volume introduces scholars, language teachers, student teachers and drama practitioners to the concept of a performative foreign language didactics. Approaching the subject from a wide variety of contexts, the contributors explore the extent to which performative approaches, emphasising the role of the body as a learning medium, can achieve deep intercultural learning. Drama activities such as improvisation, hot seating and tableaux are shown to create rich opportunities for intercultural encounters that transport students beyond the parameters of conventional language, literature and culture education.

About Author

John Crutchfield is a theatre artist and lecturer in the Department of Didactics, Institute for English Language and Literature, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany. Manfred Schewe is Head of the Department of Drama and Theatre Studies at University College Cork, Ireland. He is the founding editor of SCENARIO (http://scenario.ucc.ie), a bilingual Online Journal for Performative Teaching, Learning, Research.


John Crutchfield and Manfred Schewe: Introduction I: First Impressions 1. Magdalena Haftner and Alexander Riedmuller: The Intercultural Surprise - Teaching Improvisational Theatre in Different Cultural Contexts II: Focus on Schools (Immigrant/Refugee Children) 2. Katja Frimberger: The Ethics of Performative Approaches in Intercultural Education 3. Evi Kompiadou, Antonis Lenakakis and Roula Tsokalidou: Diadrasis - An Interactive Project on Language Teaching to Immigrant Families in a Greek School 4. Joelle Aden: Developing Empathy through Theatre - A Transcultural Perspective in Second Language Education III: Focus on Teacher Training 5. Micha Fleiner: Interculturality in Foreign Language Teacher Training - Performing Arts Projects across National, Language and Cultural Borders 6. Almut Kuppers: Exploring Diversity through Drama Education - English-Turkish Perspectives on National German Stereotypes in Foreign Language Teacher Training 7. John Crutchfield and Michaela Sambanis: Staging Otherness - Three New Empirical Studies in Dramapadagogik with Relevance for Intercultural Learning in the Foreign Language Classroom IV: Focus on Specific Performative Approaches: Process Drama and Playback Theatre 8. Julia Rothwell: Using Process Drama to Engage Beginner Learners in Intercultural Language Learning 9. Erika Piazzoli: Intercultural/Dramatic Tension and the Nature of Intercultural Engagement V: Focus on Performance and Biography 10. Daniel Feldhendler: Enacting Life: Dialogue and Mediation in Cross Cultural Contexts 11. Jane Arnfield: Suitcase of Survival - Performance, Biography and Intercultural Education VI: Performative Approaches to Intercultural Education - A Culture-Specific Perspective 12. Eucharia Donnery: The Intercultural Journey - Drama-Based Practitioners in JFL in North America, and JSL and EFL in Japan

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  • ISBN13: 9781783098545
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781783098545
  • weight: 576
  • ISBN10: 1783098546

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