Scenario: A Journal for Performative Teaching, Learning, Research. Vol. XI Issue 02

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    Theaterpädagogische Elemente in Fremdsprachenunterricht integrieren – am Beispiel eines Kiswahili-Kurskonzepts
    (Department of German, University College Cork, 2017) Horstmann, Susanne; Collins, Mandy; Miladinović, Dragan
    Der Artikel beschäftigt sich mit der Frage, wie man Fremdsprachenunterricht so gestalten kann, dass die ursprünglich bei allen Menschen vorhandene Neugier und Lust am Lernen wieder geweckt wird, wie man Aspekte natürlichen ungesteuerten L2-Lernens auch im Fremdsprachenunterricht simulieren kann und wie Spielelemente auch mit spielungewohnten Gruppen so in den Unterricht integriert werden können, dass das Spiel ein wirkliches Spiel wird. Außerdem spielen die Reduktion von Sprechangst und die Förderung von Lernerautonomie insbesondere hinsichtlich bevorzugter Sprachlernwege eine Rolle. Dazu werden im vorgestellten Konzept sowohl Bewegung, Rhythmus, Melodie und Rollen- und Theaterspielelemente genutzt als auch Clownsprinzipien. Die Herangehensweise ist für das deutsche Bildungssystem unüblich und will einen Kontrapunkt zum Anspruch der Ver-Messbarkeit von allem setzen.
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    (Department of German, University College Cork, 2017) Collins, Mandy; Miladinović, Dragan; Collins, Mandy; Miladinović, Dragan
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    Journeying into the complexities and possibilities of performative pedagogical practice, research and analysis
    (Department of German, University College Cork, 2017) J. Weltsek, Gustave; Collins, Mandy; Miladinović, Dragan
    In the United States, there is an obsession with high stakes testing, and performative pedagogues are challenged to prove that their work is valuable to increased scores. Educators who work through performative pedagogies are also expected to articulate the ways the work encourages and supports socio-cultural growth. In this article, the author calls into question trying to validate performative pedagogies based upon what they produce and or do and rather explores the complexities and possibilities of our work made manifest within observable discourses. Data was collected over the course of a year from a process drama with 20 pre-school students. Three students’ stories provided the researcher the opportunity to articulate multiple ways in which student identities began to emerge. An articulation was made possible based upon how individual discourses were observable as students interpreted and acted upon the various social needs within both an institutionalized world of their school and the fictional world of a pioneer journey.
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    “You are contagious”: The role of the facilitator in fostering self-efficacy in learners
    (Department of German, University College Cork, 2017) Smith, Anne; Collins, Mandy; Miladinović, Dragan
    This article argues that improvised role-play can raise learners’ levels of self-efficacy, which in turn increases their likelihood of using language learned beyond the workshop space. It argues that the physicality of the facilitator plays a key role in developing the self-efficacy of learners, using evidence drawn from the study of two Creative English groups with differing outcomes in terms of the use of English beyond the sessions.Creative English is a national, community-based applied theatre programme in the UK, which teaches adult migrants the English they need for everyday situations such as talking to doctors and landlords through drama. It works with those with low levels of English, including those who may have no prior experience of formal education.The article identifies kinaesthetic approaches to facilitating a learner in role, which help to lower the affective filter, and support learner progression in a mixed ability group. It examines the role the body plays in accelerating the creation of a supportive group dynamic, and where it can support and interfere with the likelihood of applying the language and confidence developed in real life.
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    Kingsbury Brunetto, K. (2015). Performing the Art of Language Learning: Deepening the Language Learning Experience through Theatre and Drama. Blue Mounds, WI: Deep University Press.
    (Department of German, University College Cork, 2017) Morrin, Serafina; Collins, Mandy; Miladinović, Dragan
    In this book, Kingsbury Brunetto describes her research on the language learning experience through theatre. Doing so, she analyses interviews with undergraduate students, which she collected from two theatre-based language courses (French and Spanish as L2) at different survey dates. The focus lies on the use of language as a social act that demonstrates the multifaceted nature of theatre-based language learning. Language is not only seen as something shown in evident linguistic objects here; rather it is a result of activities in complex contexts. The author wants to find out how learners of a second language function within a theatre-based language learning environment. She tries to understand the complexity of language learning as a socially situated human activity by looking at the perspectives of the participants. The particular charm of the book is that it is structured like a theatre play. Kingsbury Brunetto refrains from classic terms such as "theoretical background" or "research method", and instead entitles the chapters analogously to the procedure for a theatre performance, such as "Playbill", "Before the Curtain Rises" or "The Critics’ Reviews". In the beginning, Kingsbury Brunetto presents her approach to this research by briefly sketching her own background and providing a short insight ...