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ERIC Number: EJ854943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Connecting Assessment, Aesthetics and Meaning-Making in a General Education University Theatre Course
Mello, Robin
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v7 n2 p90-109 Oct 2007
This paper discusses how the researcher examined learning and teaching over the course of a year, in the course titled: TH 460 Storytelling and Ethnographic Theatre. Discussion revolves around how the course was conceptualized, the procedures and protocols created, engagement and collaborations developed, learnings and outcomes experienced by students and faculty, and resulting works-in-progress and performances. The study finds that students benefited from collecting ethnographic data and creating their own particular performances--especially in response to stories and data from persons unlike themselves. This study suggests that iterative and responsive teaching that spans multiple modes of teaching and experience impacts students' learning--especially in an arts-based oriented teaching and learning environment. (Contains 1 table and 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A