Let's eat the captain! Thinking, feeling, doing : intercultural language learning through process drama
Rothwell, Julia C. (2013) Let's eat the captain! Thinking, feeling, doing : intercultural language learning through process drama. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
This research investigated the sustained use of process drama in a middle school foreign language classroom. The experience led to widespread learner engagement, a deeper contextualisation of the language as a socio-cultural practice, and a willingness to use the spoken and written language, regardless of limited proficiency. The drama required that language use be context and culture specific, contingent and multi-modal, which encouraged the beginner students to "mushfake" or improvise spoken and written text. Particularly important was the way the body was used through drama to express emotion, remember language and to illustrate the sociocultural context of its use.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD)|
|Supervisor:||Grieshaber, Sue & Hepple, Erika|
|Keywords:||Foreign language learning, Engagement, Process drama, Bodies and language, Dramatic tension, Affect, Intercultural language learning, Playwright functions|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||03 Nov 2013 23:38|
|Last Modified:||08 Sep 2015 23:26|
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