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Author Neelands, Jonothan.

Title Creating democratic citizenship through drama education : the writings of Jonothan Neelands / edited by Peter O'Connor
Published Stoke on Kent, UK : Trentham Books, 2010


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Description xxv, 170 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Foreword / Emeritus Professor David Booth -- Prologue / Jonothan Neelands -- Introduction / Peter O'Connor -- Making sense of drama / Peter O'Connor -- Beowulf a sample lesson / Jonothan Neelands -- Theatre as a learning process / Jonothan Neelands and Tony Goode -- Learning through imagined experience Structuring to begin / Jonothan Neelands
Summary -Neelands' development in the 1980s of the conventions approach which made Dorothy Heathcote's and Gavin Bolton's 'living through drama' more accessible and which has come to dominate drama curricula across the globe --
-his arguments for drama as both pedagogy and discipline --
-his calls for theatre education to be both presentational and representational --
-his defence รป along with Cecily O'Neill - of progressive drama education --
-his pleas for drama's place within the English rather than the arts curriculum --
-his responses to 9/111 drama is crucial in an age of uncertainty and intolerance and the defining humanising and democratising principles of drama in education are a potent challenge to extremism --
Dr Peter O'Connor is Director of the acclaimed Applied Theatre Consultants and adjunct associate professor at the University of Sydney. --
In these inspirational, theoretically grounded and practical writings, Neelands shows how transformation through and on the stage can bring about real change in the world. --
Professor David Booth and Professor Juliana Saxton are leading authorities on drama in education in Canada. --Book Jacket
Professor Jonothan Neelands is a National Teaching Fellow, the Chair of Drama and Theatre Education, and Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of Warwick UK. He has trained teaching artists at the Royal Shakespeare Company and at New York's New Victory Theater. --
Readers will find --
This selection of the seminal texts of Jonothan Neelands is essential reading for everyone involved in drama education. It showcases the classroom participatory democracy through ensemble based theatre education which Neelands developed over 25 years. --
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Neelands, Jonothan.
Citizenship -- Study and teaching.
Drama in education.
Drama -- Study and teaching.
Author O'Connor, Peter J.
LC no. 2010502521
ISBN 1858564565
Other Titles Works. Selections. 2010