Key Concepts in Theatre/Drama Education

  • Shifra Schonmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Opening

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shifra Schonmann
      Pages 3-9
  3. Learning, Teaching, Curricula and Teacher Education

  4. Aesthetics and Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Amy Cordileone
      Pages 53-57
    3. Anna-Lena Østern
      Pages 59-63
    4. Stig A. Eriksson
      Pages 65-71
    5. Viviana Nicoleta Ferrari
      Pages 73-77
  5. Identity, Culture and Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Bethany Nelson
      Pages 81-85
    3. Dan Baron Cohen
      Pages 87-91
    4. Sanjoy Ganguly
      Pages 93-98
    5. Belarie Zatzman
      Pages 105-109
  6. Narrative and Pedagogy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Ute Pinkert
      Pages 119-123
    3. Marie-Jeanne McNaughton
      Pages 125-130
    4. Anne Wessels
      Pages 131-134
    5. Carole Miller, Juliana Saxton
      Pages 147-151
    6. Cheela F. K. Chilala
      Pages 159-162
  7. Different Populations and Their Needs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Parasuram Ramamoorthi, Andrew Nelson
      Pages 177-181
    3. Burcu Yaman Ntelioglou
      Pages 183-188
  8. Shakespeare and Brecht

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Alistair Martin-Smith
      Pages 191-195
    3. Erika Hughes
      Pages 197-201
    4. María Inés Falconi
      Pages 203-206
  9. Creativity and Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Sharon Bailin
      Pages 209-213
    3. Laura A. McCammon, Aud Berggraf Sæbø, Larry O’ Farrell
      Pages 215-220
    4. Nancy Smithner
      Pages 221-225
    5. Amy Petersen Jensen
      Pages 227-232
  10. Modes of Theatre, Expressions and Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Anthony Jackson
      Pages 235-240
    3. Helen Nicholson
      Pages 241-245
    4. Eva Österlind
      Pages 247-251

About this book


Key Concepts in Theatre Drama Education provides the first comprehensive survey of contemporary research trends in theatre/drama education. It is an intriguing rainbow of thought, celebrating a journey across three fields of scholarship: theatre, education and modes of knowing. Hitherto no other collection of key concepts has been published in theatre /drama education. Fifty seven entries, written by sixty scholars from across the world aim to convey the zeitgeist of the field. The book’s key innovation lies in its method of writing, through collaborative networking, an open peer-review process, and meaning-making involving all contributors. Within the framework of key-concept entries, readers will find valuable judgments and the viewpoints of researchers from North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, New Zealand and Australia. The volume clearly shows that drama/theatre educators and researchers have created a language, with its own grammar and lucid syntax. The concepts outlined convey the current knowledge of scholars, highlighting what they consider significant. Entries cover interdependent topics on teaching and learning, aesthetics and ethics, curricula and history, culture and community, various populations and their needs, theatre for young people, digital technology, narrative and pedagogy, research methods, Shakespeare and Brecht, other various modes of theatre and the education of theatre teachers. It aims to serve as the standard reference book for theatre/drama education researchers, policymakers, practitioners and students around the world. A basic companion for researchers, students, and teachers, this sourcebook outlines the key concepts that make the field prominent in the sphere of Arts Education.


Art Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Shifra Schonmann
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HaifaHaifaIsrael

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