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ERIC Number: EJ856888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Drama, Digital Pre-Text and Social Media
Carroll, John; Cameron, David
Research in Drama Education, v14 n2 p295-312 May 2009
This article presents a case study of Australian secondary school students as co-creators of a dramatic pre-text, using online and mobile media to develop an improvisation-based drama that introduces a textual study. Integrating recognised dramatic conventions within a digital environment provides the tension, and drives the educational exploration of the resulting drama scenario. The techniques used for the development of the digital pre-text for this project are based on facilitator-generated online social networking and mobile media content. This approach generates the students' examination of mistaken identity as a platform for a classroom exploration of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." The implications for using such digital technologies in drama teaching with young people are then discussed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia