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Becker, Kelly Mancini – LEARNing Landscapes, 2020
This paper explores the use of performance in a college-level course that teaches education majors how to use drama, dance, and music in their instruction. Students engage in drama activities such as improvisation and playbuilding in an effort to experience firsthand the benefits of such practices for their future classrooms. The essay shares some…
Descriptors: Education Majors, Performance, Drama, Dance
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Witczak, Kristen – LEARNing Landscapes, 2020
In this interview, arts educator Kristen Witczak discusses her experience of teaching drama with children, adolescents, and adults in various educational settings. She shares her early motivation for becoming an arts educator and the moments in her career that nourished her passion for her work. She also outlines some of the institutional and…
Descriptors: Art Education, Drama, Dramatics, Teaching Methods
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Yanko, Matt; Yap, Priscilla – LEARNing Landscapes, 2020
In the following study we investigate how young learners engage with music and movement to illustrate their understandings and connections to nature. We discover a symbiotic relationship between the performing arts, Social Emotional Learning, and Mindful Learning over the course of six months, and examine the potentials and constraints of this…
Descriptors: Music, Motion, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Fitzpatrick, Esther; Longley, Alys – LEARNing Landscapes, 2020
Understanding writing as a performative material practice, this paper highlights the "imperative" as a strategy to enhance writing practices in our classrooms and academic workshops. Drawing on posthuman theories and intra-active relationships, it describes how performative arts-based writing can provide a way to engage with the human…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Inquiry, Higher Education, Writing Strategies
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Gaudry-Routledge, Madison E.; Binder, Marni J. – LEARNing Landscapes, 2020
Recent research into critical pedagogy supports the implementation of performance-based practices into the classroom. This qualitative research explored the pragmatic ways in which youth, ages 8-17, are taught in Canada's, specifically Ontario's, education system on topics of difference and power. Through semi-structured interviews, four…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, High School Teachers
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Snow, Kathy; Doucette, Noelle; Francis, Noline – LEARNing Landscapes, 2020
This paper describes our implementation of digital storytelling within a First Nations community elementary school in eastern Canada. Our aim with this project was to support community engagement in the school, while promoting literacy development, by inviting Elders to share their stories, both traditional and modern lived experiences, with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Canada Natives, Indigenous Knowledge
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Browne, Susan; Madden, Marjorie – LEARNing Landscapes, 2020
Based in anthropology (Cole & Knowles, 2001), life history inquiry into literature emphasizes deep understandings of literary characters that are expressed through dramatic performance. For teachers or teacher-educators, life histories offer a powerful teaching strategy. Life histories support locating readers in a particular pattern or…
Descriptors: Biographies, Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Reading
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Norton, Lynn; Sliep, Yvonne – LEARNing Landscapes, 2020
We examine the benefits of developing critically reflexive learners through life story performance embedded in a Critical Reflexive Model. Students are invited to work with their life stories in a safe, dialogical space and to deconstruct various forms of power and its influence on their lives. Using a mix of creative and embodied methodologies,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biographies, Personal Narratives, Reflection
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Gade, Sharada – LEARNing Landscapes, 2020
The need to improvise and take action as a practitioner draws on Schwab's notion of deliberation and the Greek concept of poiesis. Inspired by an impromptu discussion with students at a computer summer camp, the author uses the works of Sarason, Eisner, and Stenhouse to show how practitioner performance, student audience, educational inquiry,…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Change, Performance, Inquiry
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Venuta, Petnyna – LEARNing Landscapes, 2020
Why aren't English teachers creative writers? Why is there little to no emphasis on creative writing in ELA classes? What are the implications of popular media portrayals of the writer on students' perception of writing? In my classroom practice, I encouraged a variety of writing styles that allowed students to grow as readers, but, more…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, English, Language Arts, English Teachers
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Sánchez, Rebecca M. – LEARNing Landscapes, 2020
This article describes how dramatic writing and performance practices can be used to reshape qualitative interview data into a verbatim theatre performance with the intent of drawing attention to social movements in education. The performance described in the article reveals the consequences of a punitive educational policy agenda and addresses…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Grading, Educational Policy, Neoliberalism
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Hoben, John L.; Badenhorst, Cecile; Pickett, Sarah – LEARNing Landscapes, 2020
What do course evaluation questionnaires (CEQs) do to our teaching and to our perceptions of ourselves as teachers? We are all early- to mid-career academics at a midsized Canadian university who explore how course evaluation questionnaires have affected our academic identities. By using autoethnography and critical reflection, we examine how CEQs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Course Evaluation, Questionnaires, College Faculty
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Ho, Stephanie – LEARNing Landscapes, 2020
As an English Language Arts teacher, I have experienced cost-effective approaches replacing the actual "arts" of ELA (Trend, 1992). This article explores how Surrealist-oriented pedagogies could restore imaginative freedom and deconstruct conceptual barriers (normative standards, curricular constraints, and status quo power relations) in…
Descriptors: Barriers, English, Power Structure, Language Skills
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CohenMiller, Anna S. – LEARNing Landscapes, 2020
This study applies heartful autoethnography to demonstrate the performance of being a mother in academia. As such, the article addresses: (1) motherhood versus mothering; (2) the concepts of presentation of self, passing, and covering; (3) systematic bias mothers face in academic spaces; and (4) the ultimate costs of covering motherhood in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Women Faculty, Mothers, Autobiographies
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Norris, Joe – LEARNing Landscapes, 2020
In this interview, Joe Norris reflects on his early experiences with performance and how he became involved with collective creations and playbuilding. His work has led him to develop and implement qualitative research methods using playbuilding. In his role as artistic director of Mirror Theatre, he has been the driving force behind numerous…
Descriptors: Interviews, Social Change, Drama, Teaching Methods
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