This edition collection showcases the increasing intersections between drama and applied theatre, education, innovation and technology. It tunes in to the continuing conversation that has been a persistent if not prominent feature of our drama education since the advent of accessible computer based technologies. The chapters in this book consider how technology can be used as a potent tool in drama learning and how the learning is changing the technologies and in turn how learning is transforming the technology. This collection includes contributions from leading scholars in the field on a range of topics including digital storytelling and identity formation, applied drama and micro-blogging and the use of Second Life in drama learning. The chapters provide a potent collection for researchers and educators considering the role of technology in drama education spaces.
This book was originally published as a special issue of RiDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance.
1. Introduction: Participation and creation in these brave new worlds: technology and innovation as part of the landscape Michael Anderson, David Cameron and Paul Sutton 2. Combining drama pedagogy with digital technologies to support the language learning needs of newly arrived refugee children: a classroom case study Julie Dunn, Penny Bundy and Nina Woodrow 3. Liveness, mediation and immediacy – innovative technology use in process and performance Susan Davis 4. Process drama and digital games as text and action in virtual worlds: developing new literacies in school Joanne O’Mara 5. Telling tales in and out of school: youth performativities with digital storytelling Prue Wales 6. Digital culture, and the viewing/participating pre-service teacher: (re)envisioning theatre teacher training for a social media culture Amy Jensen 7. Newspaper Twitter: applied drama and microblogging Rebecca Wotzko 8. Solo life to Second Life: the design of physical and virtual learning spaces inspired by the drama classroom Jennifer Nicholls and Robyn Philip 9. Shaping Networked Theatre: experience architectures, behaviours and creative pedagogies Paul Sutton