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Contagious learning: Drama, experience and perezhivanie

journal contribution
posted on 13.07.2018, 00:00 by Susan DavisSusan Davis, Kathryn DolanKathryn Dolan
The relationship between experience, emotions, cognition, and learning is of increasing interest to educators and researchers who recognise that efforts to promote student engagement and learning must take into account factors beyond the purely cognitive and instrumental. The significance of experience considered as a unity in regard to child development was discussed through the concept of perezhivanie decades ago in the work of Lev Vygotsky (1934). Contemporary explorations of perezhivanie as a concept and phenomenon may be further informed through drawing upon Dewey’s work on Art as Experience (1934) and the concept of metaxis as understood in drama education literature. This paper will examine the special nature of arts and educational drama experiences for experiencing, realising, and expressing perezhivanie. It also reflects upon the role of the teacher, their own experiences of arts-inspired perezhivanie and the potentially contagious impact of the teacher’s experiences for their students.

Funding

Category 3 - Industry and Other Research Income

History

Volume

7

Issue

1

Start Page

50

End Page

67

Number of Pages

18

eISSN

1838-0689

ISSN

1838-0689

Additional Rights

International Research in Early Childhood Education articles are freely available for download from Monash University's FigShare site.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International Research in Early Childhood Education