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Interactive drama with digital technology and tools for creative learning

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Susan DavisSusan Davis
This chapter outlines the development and learning that emerged from research, which explored student learning and creative practice using Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in a secondary school Drama education context. Drawing on Vygotskian theoretical frames and more specifically Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) and the theory of expansive learning (Engestrom 1987) the impact of an ICT based intervention was analysed. What emerged were key contradictions, which are identified through the short narratives of two students and these also signalled contradictions for the activity and potential for learning. The analysis of activity enabled certain shifts to be identified and actions to occur. The introduction of the digital tools into the drama process challenged institutional rules and roles around ICT use and also highlighted the importance of creative preferences and tool use in the typical drama classroom.

History

Editor

Davis S; Clemson HG; Ferholt B; Jansson S; Marjanovic-Shane A

Parent Title

Dramatic interactions in education : Vygotskian and sociocultural approaches to drama, education and research

Start Page

189

End Page

207

Number of Pages

19

ISBN-13

9781472576910

Publisher

Bloomsbury

Place of Publication

London

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC); School of Education and the Arts (2013- );

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

15