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ERIC Number: EJ913453
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Multiple Perspectives, Loyalties and Identities: Exploring Intrapersonal Spaces through Research-Based Theatre
White, Vince; Belliveau, George
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v24 n2 p227-238 Mar 2011
This paper recounts the investigative journey of a small group of faculty and graduate students at the University of British Columbia who extensively employed research-based theatre methods to collaboratively and performatively explore three distinct but related contexts that represent critical "moments" in the professional lives of educators and artists. By blending participatory action research with theatre-based inquiry, the researchers explored some of the complex interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics that significantly shape the manner in which everyday dialogues unfold between professionals in both educational and artistic spaces. Through the process of theatricalizing data into an integrated script, and then rehearsing and performing this material in front of several different audiences, various realities were uncovered that elicited a heightened awareness of the multiple voices, loyalties and perspectives that commonly characterize professional and personal interactions. This paper discusses some of the ethical and methodological challenges associated with this work, as well as some of the implications it may have for further investigating the relational dynamics that commonly occur within organizational settings. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada