Queer auf Deutsch: Positive classroom environment and LGBTQ+ inclusion through drama-based pedagogy in a collegiate beginner German course
Department of German, University College Cork
In this report, we retrospectively explore the effects of drama-based pedagogy on classroom environment and LGBTQ+ inclusion in a first-semester collegiate German course. We examined students’ self-reported perceptions of their learning experience in English, as well as gendered language production in German. Our retroactive analysis suggests that pedagogical decisions and activities rooted in drama-based pedagogy contributed to creating a safe and inclusive classroom that encouraged LGBTQ+ students to express parts of their queer identities in the target language.
Classroom environment , Inclusion , LGBTQ+ , Drama-based pedagogy , Critical pedagogy , Classroom research , Undergraduate research , German , Foreign language education
Donohue-Bergeler, D., Hanka, D. and Goulet, C. (2023) 'Queer auf Deutsch: Positive classroom environment and LGBTQ+ inclusion through drama-based pedagogy in a collegiate beginner German course', Scenario: A Journal for Performative Teaching, Learning, Research, 17(2), pp. 130-158. doi: https://doi.org/10.33178/scenario.17.2.8