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ERIC Number: EJ1175817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr-8
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1529-8094
Tweeting at Dr. Faustus: #sdsufaustus
Casassa, Kelly; Cappello, Marva; Bedau, Dani; Cirino, Peter
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v19 n6 Apr 2018
This qualitative study presents an analysis of how the use of social media can provide opportunities for students to critically analyze complex texts and collaborate with peers. The students participated as active audience members at a theatrical performance of Gertrude Stein's "Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights" at a large urban university. The performances included student participation in a live Twitter feed. Data sources included observations of the performances and the collection of Tweets; these were analyzed using thematic analysis methods. Findings indicated that the use of social media provides participants the opportunity to engage in creative expression, co-construct knowledge with peers, create a sense of community, actively engage within the arts, and relate complex text to everyday life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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