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ERIC Number: EJ779079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Dramatizing Physical Education: Using Drama in Research
Fitzgerald, Hayley
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v35 n4 p253-260 Dec 2007
In this paper I continue to develop the growing interest in working with research approaches that enable people experiencing severe learning disabilities to participate in research activities. In particular, I discuss a research project that adopted a number of data generation strategies, including a drama pilot project. In this paper I focus on the drama pilot project by reviewing the processes involved in working with drama as a research approach. In reflecting upon the use of drama I explore a number of issues concerning the process of transcription and the competing discourses of research and engaging in a creative performance. Although I identify a number of challenges encountered in this drama pilot I would argue that this technique remains a worthwhile and relevant strategy for engaging with many students, including those experiencing severe learning disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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