Seeing like a classroom: theatre and performance in education

Bell, C. (2016) Seeing like a classroom: theatre and performance in education. Studies in Theatre and Performance, 36 (3). pp. 145-158. ISSN 14682761 (ISSN)

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The status of drama, theatre and performance in Higher Education is inevitably shaped and affected by shifts in educational policies that manage and administrate compulsory education. In this article, I draw on cultural theorist Claire Bishop's concept of an 'educational turn' in contemporary social practice as starting point for unpicking some of the complexities facing the status and value of the Arts in compulsory and higher education. My arguments are underpinned by my role as a teacher in the state comprehensive system in which shifts to understanding education as comprised of 'facilitating' and 'non-facilitating' subjects risks undermining creative subjects as both key pedagogic tools and subjects in their own rights. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Item Type: Article
Identification Number:
18 April 2016Published Online
31 January 2016Accepted
Uncontrolled Keywords: classroom, education, Pedagogy, progress eight, teaching
Subjects: CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-01 - creative arts and design > CAH25-01-05 - others in creative arts and design
CAH22 - education and teaching > CAH22-01 - education and teaching > CAH22-01-01 - education
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Royal Birmingham Conservatoire > Royal Birmingham Conservatoire - Acting
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Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 15:38
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 17:23

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