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ERIC Number: EJ1079830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Showing, Not Telling: Tableau as an Embodied Text
Branscombe, Margaret
Reading Teacher, v69 n3 p321-329 Nov-Dec 2015
The article positions the body as a neglected entity within education today. In opposition to seat based and individual oriented learning, the article presents the process drama convention of "tableau" as an example of collaborative, embodied learning that gets students out of their seats and moving as they create representations of texts. The article is grounded in Vygotsky's theory of tools as shaping cognition and in the article, tableau is presented as a tool that changes the way students think about informational texts and enhances comprehension. In light of current reading policy on the close reading of informational texts, the author considers tableau as an alternative and innovative approach to representing the main ideas within such texts. However, the article also provides examples for the use of tableau across a range of text genres and steps for teachers to follow in the implementation of tableau in their classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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