ERIC Number: ED505549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr-16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 87
Deconstructing Meaning from the Meaningless: A Theatrical View on the Educational Process
Tolbert, Scott M.
This mildly academic tome consists mainly of a full length play that reports the findings of the case study research. The play is surrounded by some academic gobbledygook that should best be ignored. The play explores an older nontraditional student's foray into the academic world of a combined Masters of Education and Teacher Education program. If there is a point to this work, it is that theatre is constructivism and that constructivism can be more effective than other more traditional methods when attempting to teach the students of today. If there is a second point to this work, it is that the movies of Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney from 70 years ago have formed the preconceptions of the educational world towards theatre and those preconceptions are unlikely to change. If I could only find a barn and an old trunk of clothes, we could put on a show.
Publication Type: Creative Works; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A