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Embodying Language in Action

The Artistry of Process Drama in Second Language Education

Authors: Piazzoli, Erika

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  • Provides new qualitative research and produces practical recommendations for use in second language teaching through drama
  • Combines theory from drama and second language teaching to produce fresh insights
  • Draws on the author’s experience as both an experienced teacher and a second language learner
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About this book

This book explores embodiment in second language education, sociocultural theory and research. It focuses on process drama, an embodied approach that engages learners’ imagination, body and voice to create a felt-experience of the second language and culture. Divided into three parts, it begins by examining the aesthetic and intercultural dimension of performative language teaching, the elements of drama and knowing-in-action. The central part of the book examines issues related to play, emotions, classroom discourse and assessment when learning a language through process drama, in a sociocultural perspective. The third part is an analysis of the author’s qualitative research, which informs a subtle discussion on reflective practitioner methodology, learner engagement and teacher artistry. Each chapter includes a drama workshop, illustrating in practice what embodying language in action can look like when working with asylum seekers, adult learners with intellectual disabilities, pre-service teachers, international students and children involved in a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) programme. A unique combination of theory, research and reflective practice, this book provides valuable insights for teacher/artists, teacher educators and researchers in the fields of performative and sociocultural language learning.


About the authors

Erika Piazzoli is Assistant Professor in Arts Education at Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland, and Adjunct Research Fellow at Griffith University, Australia.

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“This splendid book intrigues, astonishes and enlightens. Grounded in Piazzoli’s candid personal stories, it seamlessly interweaves pedagogy and artistry - embodiment, feeling, cognition, research, performance, culture and linguistics - into a rich tapestry of insights. It is a model of praxis, blending encyclopaedic grasp of theory and literature with assured practice.” (John O’Toole, University of Melbourne, Australia)

“This timely publication is an excellent introduction to the artistry of process drama in second language education and a significant contribution to the scholarly debate on performativity in education. Erika Piazzoli offers rich theoretical perspectives on Embodying Language in Action, complemented by ten very inspiring examples of teaching practice, and engages the reader by drawing on autobiographical vignettes and personal memories. The book promises to become an important reference point for all those who believe that creative doing should be at the centre of education, who are eager to understand better in what sense and to what extent language teaching is an art, the teacher is an artist and the students are co-artists.” (Manfred Schewe, University College Cork, Ireland)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77962-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77961-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Embodying Language in Action
Book Subtitle
The Artistry of Process Drama in Second Language Education
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77962-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77962-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77961-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 367
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