The Yonder project : literacy and social competency development in primary school students through co-creation of live performance

Gattenhof, Sandra Jane (2012) The Yonder project : literacy and social competency development in primary school students through co-creation of live performance. NJ - Journal of Drama Australia, 36, pp. 50-61.

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Since 2007 Kite Arts Education Program (KITE), based at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), has been engaged in delivering a series of theatre-based experiences for children in low socio-economic primary schools in Queensland. The artist in residence (AIR) project titled Yonder includes performances developed by the children with the support and leadership of teacher artists from KITE for their community and parents/carers,supported by a peak community cultural institution. In 2009,Queensland Performing Arts Centre partnered with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Creative Industries Faculty (Drama) to conduct a three-year evaluation of the Yonder project to understand the operational dynamics, artistic outputs and the educational benefits of the project. This paper outlines the research findings for children engaged in the Yonder project in the interrelated areas of literacy development and social competencies. Findings are drawn from six iterations of the project in suburban locations on the edge of Brisbane city and in regional Queensland.

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ID Code: 57312
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1445-2294
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Drama Australia
Deposited On: 17 Feb 2013 23:43
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2013 09:47

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