Process Drama as a tool for teaching modern languages:supporting the development of creativity and innovation in early professional practice

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620446
Title:
Process Drama as a tool for teaching modern languages:supporting the development of creativity and innovation in early professional practice
Authors:
Hulse, Bethan; Owens, Allan
Abstract:
This paper reflects on issues arising from a research-informed learning and teaching project intended to enable student teachers of Modern Languages (MLs) to experiment with the use of unscripted ‘process drama’ in their classroom practice. The idea that process drama could become part of the language teacher’s repertoire has been in circulation for some time (Kao and O’Neill, 1998; Bräuer, 2002; Fleming, 2006; Stinson and Freebody, 2006; Giebert, 2014) yet there is little evidence to suggest that its use has become widespread in schools in England. The aim of the project was to enable student teachers to acquire drama teaching techniques which they could incorporate into their own practice in order to enrich the learning experiences their students through creative and imaginative use of the foreign language in the classroom. The research was undertaken over a period of three years by two teacher educators on a secondary initial teacher education programme in a university in England. The paper concludes that it is both possible and desirable for student teachers to encounter alternative approaches which challenge the norm and that with support they may develop innovative practices which can survive the ‘the ‘crucible of classroom experience’ (Stronach et al. 2002, p.124).
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Hulse, B., & Owens, A. (2017). Process drama as a tool for teaching modern languages:suporting the development of creativity and innovation in early professional practice. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17501229.2017.1281928
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching
Publication Date:
10-Feb-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620446
DOI:
10.1080/17501229.2017.1281928
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/prPckrYgtfQIpwjTpC4n/full
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching on 10/02/2017, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17501229.2017.1281928
EISSN:
1750-1237
Appears in Collections:
Education

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dc.contributor.authorHulse, Bethanen
dc.contributor.authorOwens, Allanen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-21T17:12:43Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-21T17:12:43Z-
dc.date.issued2017-02-10-
dc.identifier.citationHulse, B., & Owens, A. (2017). Process drama as a tool for teaching modern languages:suporting the development of creativity and innovation in early professional practice. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17501229.2017.1281928en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17501229.2017.1281928-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620446-
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching on 10/02/2017, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17501229.2017.1281928en
dc.description.abstractThis paper reflects on issues arising from a research-informed learning and teaching project intended to enable student teachers of Modern Languages (MLs) to experiment with the use of unscripted ‘process drama’ in their classroom practice. The idea that process drama could become part of the language teacher’s repertoire has been in circulation for some time (Kao and O’Neill, 1998; Bräuer, 2002; Fleming, 2006; Stinson and Freebody, 2006; Giebert, 2014) yet there is little evidence to suggest that its use has become widespread in schools in England. The aim of the project was to enable student teachers to acquire drama teaching techniques which they could incorporate into their own practice in order to enrich the learning experiences their students through creative and imaginative use of the foreign language in the classroom. The research was undertaken over a period of three years by two teacher educators on a secondary initial teacher education programme in a university in England. The paper concludes that it is both possible and desirable for student teachers to encounter alternative approaches which challenge the norm and that with support they may develop innovative practices which can survive the ‘the ‘crucible of classroom experience’ (Stronach et al. 2002, p.124).en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/prPckrYgtfQIpwjTpC4n/fullen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectProcess dramaen
dc.subjectModern languagesen
dc.subjectTeacher educationen
dc.subjectCreativityen
dc.titleProcess Drama as a tool for teaching modern languages:supporting the development of creativity and innovation in early professional practiceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1750-1237-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalInnovation in Language Learning and Teachingen
dc.date.accepted2017-01-10-
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