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dc.contributor.authorMeskin, Tamar
dc.contributor.authorVan der Walt, Tanya
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T13:24:42Z
dc.date.available2016-07-21T13:24:42Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationMeskin, T., & Van der Walt, T. (2014). The director's' I': theatre, self, and self-study. Perspectives in Education: Self-study of educational practice: re-imagining our pedagogies, 32(2), 54-68.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2236 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3786
dc.description.abstractThis article interrogates the connections between the self-study research methodology and the making of a piece of theatre, and explores ways in which self-study can offer a new arts-based research paradigm for theatre-makers. There are a number of useful parallels to be explored between the self-study project and structures of drama and performance-making. While the methodology is, to a large extent, aimed at teacher educators, we argue that it is sufficiently flexible to be transferable to the context of theatre-making because of the emphasis on practice in both self-study research and theatre. Using the a/r/tographic frame, we explore ways in which the experiential dynamic of both fields offers a unique intersection point from which to generate new thinking. The dialogic necessity of self-study is paralleled by the interactive processes of performance-making – what Marowitz (1978: 49) calls the “actor-director two-step”. Hence, the article uses dialogue as a way of demonstrating our thinking-in-action, and reflects the co-created space of learning and knowledge generation. Using self-study to interrogate our own creative work opens up space for new understandings in relation to both the discourse of Drama study and the broader self-study project.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectTheatreen_ZA
dc.subjectSelf-studyen_ZA
dc.subjectDialogueen_ZA
dc.subjectA/r/tographyen_ZA
dc.subjectHermeneutic spiralen_ZA
dc.subjectArts-based methodsen_ZA
dc.subjectPraxisen_ZA
dc.titleThe director’s ‘I’: theatre, self, and self-studyen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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