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Drama as a tool for transforming attitudes and values in teacher education students

Wright, P.R.ORCID: 0000-0002-6433-3889 and Pascoe, R.ORCID: 0000-0002-9650-892X (2009) Drama as a tool for transforming attitudes and values in teacher education students. In: Footprints. Drama Australia National Conference 2009, 26-28 November 2009, University of Melbourne

Abstract

Students entering primary teaching programs at Murdoch University have consistently shown anxiety about teaching the arts. They indicate a lack of content knowledge, artistic experiences and pedagogical understanding to effectively teach the arts in schools. The authors report on introducing students to active, hands-on, practical and embodied learning; model "studio thinking" (Hetland et al) and focus on arts practice and aesthetic understanding.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/1952
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