ERIC Number: EJ1121262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Online "iDentity" Formation and the High School Theatre Trip
Richardson, John M.
McGill Journal of Education, v51 n2 p771-786 2016
Over the years that I have taken secondary school students to the theatre, the the digital revolution has moved through schools, classrooms, and even theatres, calling into question my goal of contributing positively to students' identity formation through exposure to live plays. Responding to calls to examine the ways in which young people's online and offline lives are interwoven, a one-year qualitative case study of student theatregoers suggests that online settings feature prominently in students' identity formation and that non-digital school experiences such as the theatre trip are often experienced in light of students' digital lives. Traditional events such as a trip to the theatre are influenced by and combined with online experiences to contribute to a new "iDentity" formation.
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Secondary School Students, Theaters, Popular Culture, English Instruction, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Social Media, Mass Media Use, Teaching Methods, Personality Development, Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, Online Surveys, Interviews, Grade 12
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 12; High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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