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Embodied aesthetics in drama education : theatre, literature and philosophy

Author: Matthew DeCoursey
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.
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"If it is a good thing to use drama for education, there must be something specific about drama that makes it good for the purpose. It has power of some kind: it makes things meaningful that would otherwise be meaningless, or things memorable that would otherwise be forgettable. Or perhaps it enables independent thought in an area that would otherwise become mere rote learning. Many practitioners believe that drama  Read more...
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DeCoursey, Matthew.
Embodied aesthetics in drama education.
London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
(OCoLC)1028847277
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew DeCoursey
ISBN: 9781350026735 1350026735 9781350026742 1350026743
OCLC Number: 1062395404
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Series; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Aesthetics, Ethics and Education: Dewey and Rancière; 2 Aesthetic Experience and Learning; 3 Drama Education and Emancipation; 4 Drama Education and Curricular Learning; 5 The Aesthetic as Intrinsic Motivation; 6 Double Noesis, Metaxis and Learning; 7 Dramatic Tension; Conclusion; Works Cited; Index
Responsibility: Matthew DeCoursey.

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"If it is a good thing to use drama for education, there must be something specific about drama that makes it good for the purpose. It has power of some kind: it makes things meaningful that would otherwise be meaningless, or things memorable that would otherwise be forgettable. Or perhaps it enables independent thought in an area that would otherwise become mere rote learning. Many practitioners believe that drama has the power to develop learner autonomy, or even to give learners power over their lives. In the last twenty years, a widespread view has developed that this 'something' that creates the benefit of drama is 'aesthetics'. There are many views of aesthetics, but what unites them is the special significance that art has for our lives. This book is about the relation between aesthetics and education in the use of drama. Within it, philosophy appears as the essential connecting discipline between the practice of arts-based education and our advancing knowledge of the interrelations of cognition, emotion, and embodiment. Matthew DeCoursey argues that the power of dramatic art is to be found in its bodily, emotional nature. Drawing on recent work in the aesthetics of theatre, he shows that much of the power of theatre can be attributed to a specific range of ideas and techniques, notably including double meaning-making, aesthetic focus and dramatic tension. Finally, the author relates different forms of drama education to different educational results, holding that the conventional improvised forms are neither superior nor inferior to scripted theatre, but merely serve different purposes. Among those educational results discussed are the emancipation sought both by Rancir̈e and by many practitioners of applied theatre, but also curricular areas, including language education."--Bloomsbury Publishing.

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