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  1. Problembased learning (PBL) including drama games as a motivating learning approach in interprofessional education (IPE)

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    Hansen, Bodil Winther; Hatt, Camusa

    and their level of participation in this three-week course of “Conflict management”. To meet these challenges the university started a project within the frame of problembased learning and drama games. The idea was to develop strategies to motivate students and create a dynamic and stimulating learning......-based learning course including drama games, the other 210 represented 6 comparison classes where the course was not carried out as a PBL course. The evaluation design also contained dialogue with the students in two experimental classes and qualitative interviews with the lecturers in the experimental classes...... environment. In the qualitative part students from the two experimental classes highlighted that PBL was a challenging, but very satisfying method of study. Interviews with the lecturers supported these results and underlined the need for partner training and common preparation. Conclusion PBL and drama games...

  2. Freud and Literary Biography. (United States)

    Ellman, Richard


    Sigmund Freud's attitudes about writing biographies of authors, and the influence of Freud's work on the interpretations of creativity, are discussed in relation to biographies of and by a number of writers. It is proposed that Freud's contributions, used carefully, have served to enlighten biography. (MSE)

  3. Arnold Hauser - a biography

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    Larsen, Mihail

    It seems reasonable to regard Arnold Hauser's own biography in three different stories. First an official one, dealing with his public appearance through his publications. Another story has to be told about his personal life concentrating on his relationships with other intellectuals important...... to his biography. The last story deals with his self-estimation as an intellectual in a modern society....

  4. Mono Drama: Categorization and Theoretical Scaffolds in the ...

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    It is against this background that this study attempts to investigate very vital issues concerning mono drama, which include: the concept of Solo drama in creative and performance contexts, taxonomy of solo/monodrama as well as the deployment of appropriate theories that should be applied by both solo drama writers and ...

  5. Drama : Classical Versus Modern


    Nuran, Ade Aini


    This study is aimed at explaining classical drama and modern drama in general. It is also purposed to compare the differences between classical drama and modern drama. One of the most significant contrasts between classical drama and modern is the difference in the protagonists. Classical tragedy, for instance, involves royalty, the elite. The idea was that for a character to have a great and far-reaching influence over society he/she had to be in a position of great power and authority. In...

  6. Bringing distinctive TV drama?

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    Jensen, Pia Majbritt; Raats, Tim

    success in terms of distribution strategy, combining clever marketing and commercial strategies to secure higher budgets and at the same time enlarge the market scope of DR’s drama series. The case comparison builds on a document analysis of enforceable policy regulation with regard to tv drama (in...... charters, management contracts, etc.) and an analysis of existing TV drama series since 2009. By analysing the amount of audiovisual drama productions, the composition of budgets and partnerships involved in production and distribution, we examine the role of Public Service drama as part of a ‘lever...... on an inventory of TV drama series and their respective relative financing compositions from 2009 to 2015. The findings derive from a 2014 analysis of TV drama financing in Flanders and data gathered from the DR and VRT research departments, which are complemented with findings in annual reports and expert...

  7. A Secondary School Drama Teacher's Experience of Drama in the Curriculum in 2015 (United States)

    Hennessy, Laura


    This article offers a perspective on Drama as a separate subject within the UK secondary school curriculum from the point of view of a working Head of a Drama department. I explore the various concerns a teacher of this subject must consider when planning a curriculum within their school, including breadth and depth of content and assessment of…

  8. Tv-drama

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    Agger, Gunhild


    Dansk tv-dramas historie fra det teaterbaserede fjernsynsspil i 1951 til det serielle og genreorienterede tv-drama i dag - på grundlag af en overordnet periodisering. Redegørelse for funktioneri de forskellige faser. Karakteristik af vigtigste produktioner og tendenser.......Dansk tv-dramas historie fra det teaterbaserede fjernsynsspil i 1951 til det serielle og genreorienterede tv-drama i dag - på grundlag af en overordnet periodisering. Redegørelse for funktioneri de forskellige faser. Karakteristik af vigtigste produktioner og tendenser....

  9. Bookshelf. John Adams biography

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    Billinge, Roy


    Full text: When John Bertram Adams died on 3 March 1984, CERN lost one of its principal architects. The late Sir John Adams was a very private person who rarely confided in his colleagues. This made the job of his biographer particularly difficult. Michael Crowley- Milling has succeeded admirably, and has performed a very important service. Is it a potted history of CERN, or the story of the building of the PS, or of the SPS? Yes, all of these, but most of all it is a thoughtful and discerning biography and a fitting tribute to a veritable giant of European science and technology. The sub-title,' Engineer Extraordinary' refers not only to John's outstanding ability as a builder of accelerators, but perhaps even more importantly, as a builder of teams and an 'engineer of opinions'. The book describes how John's attention to detail and intuitive engineering skills developed during the early part of his career, when working in radar research, and how he emerged as a natural leader in the building of the CERN PS. Then later, how his statesmanship enabled him to ''...rescue it (the 300 GeV Programme) from seeming political disaster and nurse it through technical problems to a successful conclusion.'' One crucial part of this process described is the visit to CERN in 1970 by Margaret Thatcher, at that time UK Secretary of State for Education and Science, and her subsequent letters of thanks, not only to Bernard Gregory as Director General, but also to John. It is interesting to speculate to what extent the good impression made on that occasion helped many years later, when as Prime Minister Mrs Thatcher decided that Britain should stay in CERN! After the successful commissioning of the SPS, the book goes on to describe the period when the two CERN Laboratories were merged under two Directors General. Unfortunately I found this part a little too low key, given that John and Leon van Hove presided over what was undoubtedly

  10. English romantic verse drama

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    Andrejević Ana


    Full Text Available The changes in the nature of drama and particularly the historical decline of drama as a literary form, in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries correspond directly to the crisis of social class, which involved the transition - in England - from an aristocratic to a middle - class social order. In the framework of those social and also historical changes in Europe, English romantic verse drama gives the answer to the social reality through the vision of free and individualized characters. The pain, intensive sensitivity of the romantics, irrationality of the sublime ideas and the poetic style of the blank verse are the main characteristics of these dramas which diachronically influenced this genre in Victorian and modern era. Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Byron and others put the passionate individualist with his ideas of freedom and love in the center of dramatic action. Byron's dramas stand as the greatest and most articulate voice of Romantic drama. Whatever its aesthetic merits or shortcomings, and however traditional scholars may situate it within the frames of literary history Romantic drama occupies a critically important position in the social history of Romanticism but it also represents an important link in the development of verse drama from the Shakespeare to the modern age.

  11. Albert Einstein a biography

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    Fölsing, Albrecht


    Albert Einstein's achievements are not just milestones in the history of science; decades ago they became an integral part of the twentieth-century world in which we live. Like no other modern physicist he altered and expanded our understanding of nature. Like few other scholars, he stood fully in the public eye. In a world changing with dramatic rapidity, he embodied the role of the scientist by personal example. Albrecht Folsing, relying on previously unknown sources and letters, brings Einstein's "genius" into focus. Whereas former biographies, written in the tradition of the history of science, seem to describe a heroic Einstein who fell to earth from heaven, Folsing attempts to reconstruct Einstein's thought in the context of the state of research at the turn of the century. Thus, perhaps for the first time, Einstein's surroundings come to light.

  12. Telling Lives in Science: Essays on Scientific Biography

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    Harman, Peter


    This collection of ten essays by historians of science, several of them biographers, is concerned with the role of scientific biography in forming conceptions of science and scientists. The essays include studies of the biographies of individual scientists, assessments of the aims and style of scientific portraits in different historical contexts, examinations of changing biographical interpretations of scientists, and much discussion of the methodological issues involved in the writing of scientific biographies. Many historians consider biography to be an ambiguous genre, its appeal based on nostalgia rather than history, with a focus on personality rather than historical context, but the biographer can reply that scientific biography reveals the practice of science at its most fundamental level. Indeed, scientific biography has provided a powerful medium in which public conceptions of science have been established. Einstein observed that 'the essential being of a man of my type lies in what he thinks and how he thinks', and his Autobiographical Notes suppress personality in favour of physics. But the biographer may see matters differently, and wish to integrate the public and the private life of the scientist. In their substantial introduction the editors discuss these and other problems, and the book is directed to the professional concerns of historians of science. While there is little here on the history of physics, Geoffrey Cantor's essay on public images of Faraday as constructed in popular biographies, a discussion of conflicting portraits of Faraday as romantic genius or hard-working slogger, may interest readers of this journal. (book review)

  13. Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen: A biography; Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen: Biographie

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    Leicht, H.


    The author of this biography attempts to throw some light on the personality of Wilhelm Roentgen. The book describes how Roentgen gained celebrity for his discoveries, but also the problems he encountered in his early scientific career. (orig.) [Deutsch] In der Biographie laesst der Autor den menschlichen Zuegen Roentgens breiten Raum. Das Buch schildert, wie Roentgen aufgrund seiner Entdeckung Beruehmtheit erlangte. Es zeigt jedoch nicht nur die Hoehepunkte im Leben Roentgens, sondern auch seinen schweren Weg zum Wissenschaftler. (orig.)

  14. The biography of scientists as a means of communicating science: analogies concerning a hermeneutic or empirical problem

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    Maria Francisca Carneiro


    Full Text Available Sometimes scientists live real dramas or undergo social and psychological conflicts which have a positive or negative influence on the development and recognition of their research, discoveries and inventions in society, including the way they are recorded in history. This being so, the question is: to what extent can science be communicated to the public at large by the use of scientists' biographies as a motivational strategy? The controversy arises from the fact that usual (classical science has traditionally argued for the separation (or de-linking of the research (the object from the researcher (the subject.Thus, if the above-mentioned motivational strategy is used in scientific communication, it could break a dominant methodological trend and consequently lead to a questioning of the myth of axiological neutrality in science. The communication of science by means of scientists' biographies could be useful for reaching a specific public, more directed towards emotional aspects, thereby awakening its interest in science, even amid cultural differences and in environments where interest in science and its utility is lacking. It could also reveal human aspects of the everyday life of scientists, bringing them closer to the public at large, which would contribute to the dissemination of science and knowledge.

  15. Transnational European Television Drama

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    Bondebjerg, Ib; Redvall, Eva Novrup; Helles, Rasmus

    variation. Based on data on the production, distribution and reception of recent TV drama from several European countries, the book presents a new picture of the transnational European television culture. The authors analyse main tendencies in television policy and challenges for national broadcasters......This book deals with the role of television drama in Europe as enabler of transnational, cultural encounters for audiences and the creative community. It demonstrates that the diversity of national cultures is a challenge for European TV drama but also a potential richness and source of creative...

  16. Whey protein stories - an experiment in writing a multidisciplinary biography

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    Jensen, Tenna; Bechschøft, Rasmus L.; Giacalone, Davide


    This is an experimental, dual-purpose article about whey protein and how to conduct interdisciplinary analyses and writings. On the one hand, this article is a multidisciplinary commodity biography, which consists of five descriptions of whey protein written by the five different research groups...... contributes to the field of food studies with a multidisciplinary biography of whey protein - including its sensory qualities and challenges, insights into its cultural history, its nutritional value and effects on the human body and an analysis of how it is perceived by people who consume it. The biography...... thereby expands upon existing understandings of whey protein while discussing the usefulness of employing the commodity biography format in interdisciplinary writing. Moreover, the article contributes to the field of interdisciplinary research by providing a practical example of a joint publication...

  17. A Critical Survey of Cultural Perspectives in the Drama of James ...

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    ... literary drama in English is still shrouded in controversy as most conventional critics and drama historians pitch it with the Onitsha Market literature, among which they mischievously include the works of James Ene Henshaw, who they consider only as a transitional bridge to the serious literary drama of Wole Soyinka.

  18. Herman Melville, an Artist without a Biography

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    Mychailo Kalinichenko


    Full Text Available The article actualizes the necessity to specify methodological, historical and literary priorities, which may ensure the production of a biography of the creative work of Herman Melville, the author of the widely famous novel Moby-Dick. The urgency of the search for a principally new scholarly paradigm is conditioned by the crisis state of numerous North American biographies of the artist, which are primarily aimed at the exploration of documental materials. As the result of this scholarly devotion to obsolete positivistic, empirical models of thought, the existing variations of Melville's biography (including the authoritative two-volume biographical work of professor H. Parker leave unanswered the issues of creative character: the connections of the writer with the social and cultural reality of the United States of the first half of the nineteenth century remain unreciprocated; the problem of Melville's artistic evolution also awaits proper solutions. The author of the article realizes a textual comprehension of the writer's creativity and personal life. Biographical circumstances of the process of his artistic maturation are reviewed in terms of their connections with the discursive practices of Melville's age.

  19. Drama and Citizenship--Devised Drama for Education (United States)

    Heikkinen, Hannu M.


    Purpose: In this article I will give an example of a linguistic program I have been doing with sixth form college students from Finland and the Netherland and link this action research to the meaning of drama education, and of the potential of devised drama as a part of civic Education. Method: I will explain the theory of devised drama, then I…

  20. Drama: An Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Exercise. (United States)

    Tomas, Linda

    Teaching drama gave one instructor a chance to renew herself, and drama became an important part of a personal teaching renaissance. An elective class for grade 12 entitled "Humanities and the Arts" offered opportunity for collaborative teaching with colleagues in their areas of expertise. In a class on "Modern Drama" designed…

  1. Julius Petersen 1839-1910. A Biography

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    Lützen, Jesper; Sabidussi, Gert; Toft, Bjarne


    A biography of the Danish mathematician Julius Petersen and an analysis of his contributions to the development of mathematics.......A biography of the Danish mathematician Julius Petersen and an analysis of his contributions to the development of mathematics....

  2. Healtheatre: Drama and Medicine in Concert. (United States)

    Walsh, Ian K; Murphy, Paul


    Introduction: Clinical practice includes expressing empathy and understanding key features of humanity, such as mortality and illness. The Stanislavski "System" of actor training negotiates a journey from the unconscious via feeling, will and intellect to a proposed supertask. This study explored these areas during collaborative learning amongst undergraduate medical and drama students. Materials and Methods: Each of two interactive sessions involved teams of final year medical students rotating through challenging simulated clinical scenarios, enacted by undergraduate drama students, deploying key techniques from the Stanslavski system of actor training. Team assessment of performance was via a ratified global scoring system and dynamic debriefing techniques. Results: Medical students reported an enhanced immersive experience within simulated clinical scenarios. Drama students reported increased challenge and immersion within their roles. Medical faculty and standardised patients reported positive utility and value for the approach. Clinical team assessment scores increased by 47% ( p merit and utility of such interdisciplinary learning. All students and faculty appreciated the value of the activity and described enhanced learning. Collaborative dynamic debriefing allowed for a continuation of the immersive experience and allowed for an exploration of arenas such as empathy. Conclusions: The deployment of drama students trained in the Stanislavski system significantly enriched medical and drama student experience and performance. Team assessment scores further demonstrated the effectiveness of this approach. Feedback from students, faculty and standardised patients was uniformly positive. The approach facilitated exploration of empathy.

  3. Wu Chien-Shiung: A brief biography (United States)

    Chiang, Tsai-Chien


    My first encounter with professor Wu Chien-Shiung, a leading experimental physicist, 31 years ago inspired me to write her biography. I received much encouragement when planning this biography, especially from Dr. Yang Chen Ning, whose biography I wrote later. The real challenges in writing Wu's biography were finding the balance between both sides of her life and overcoming the obstacle that, unlike theoretical physicists (such as Yang), experimental physicists are inclined more to deeds than to words.

  4. Alegoria do drama moderno

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    Marcela Oliveira


    Full Text Available Este artigo apresentará o conceito de alegoria – formulado pelo filósofo Walter Benjamin em Origem do drama trágico alemão – como uma categoria crítica que permite analisar não apenas o drama barroco do século XVII, mas também certa produção dramática do final do século XIX até meados do XX. O objetivo é interpretar, através dessa concepção de alegoria, alguns exemplos extraídos das obras de dramaturgos como Ibsen, Tchekhov e Beckett, nas quais se detecta as marcas de um questionamento do estilo dramático tradicional, o que Peter Szondi chamou de “crise do drama”, em Teoria do drama moderno.

  5. Drama to Inspire: A London Drama Guide to Excellent Practice in Drama for Young People (United States)

    Coventon, John, Ed.


    "Drama to Inspire" is a timely selection of practice based accounts produced by fifteen workshop leaders and friends of the long established association for teachers of drama, London Drama. Many of the authors are internationally renowned for their work. Each piece affirms the immense potential for dynamic learning that is at the heart…

  6. Letters in Biographies and Novels. (United States)

    Paterra, Elizabeth


    This is an annotated bibliography of biographies, historical fiction, contemporary stories, and discussion questions related to letter writing. A sidebar suggests an activity that involves reading a book about Ludwig van Beethoven, listening to Beethoven's music, and discussing letters in the story. (DGM)

  7. Telling Lives in Science: Essays on Scientific Biography

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    Harman, Peter


    This collection of ten essays by historians of science, several of them biographers, is concerned with the role of scientific biography in forming conceptions of science and scientists. The essays include studies of the biographies of individual scientists, assessments of the aims and style of scientific portraits in different historical contexts, examinations of changing biographical interpretations of scientists, and much discussion of the methodological issues involved in the writing of scientific biographies. Many historians consider biography to be an ambiguous genre, its appeal based on nostalgia rather than history, with a focus on personality rather than historical context, but the biographer can reply that scientific biography reveals the practice of science at its most fundamental level. Indeed, scientific biography has provided a powerful medium in which public conceptions of science have been established. Einstein observed that 'the essential being of a man of my type lies in what he thinks and how he thinks', and his Autobiographical Notes suppress personality in favour of physics. But the biographer may see matters differently, and wish to integrate the public and the private life of the scientist. In their substantial introduction the editors discuss these and other problems, and the book is directed to the professional concerns of historians of science. While there is little here on the history of physics, Geoffrey Cantor's essay on public images of Faraday as constructed in popular biographies, a discussion of conflicting portraits of Faraday as romantic genius or hard-working slogger, may interest readers of this journal. (book review)

  8. Danish television drama series

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    Degn, Hans-Peter; Krogager, Stinne Gunder Strøm


    In recent years, Danish television drama series have become an internationally acclaimed export success. This article analyses the development on the domestic market lying behind this international recognition. A change in production dogmas has formed the characteristics of these successful Danish...... the characteristics of these productions and the development of their audience profiles across age, gender and educational level....

  9. Drama, Masculinity, and Violence. (United States)

    Balfour, Michael


    Explains that criminal justice agencies have acknowledged that imaginative and engaging styles of education are crucial to rehabilitative work with offenders. Investigates the ways in which a drama-based cognitive-behavioral program in the United Kingdom for violent offenders can construct and review its theoretical approach through practice.…

  10. Whey protein stories - An experiment in writing a multidisciplinary biography. (United States)

    Jensen, Tenna; Bechshoeft, Rasmus L; Giacalone, Davide; Otto, Marie Haulund; Castro-Mejía, Josue; Bin Ahmad, Hajar Fauzan; Reitelseder, Søren; Jespersen, Astrid Pernille


    This is an experimental, dual-purpose article about whey protein and how to conduct interdisciplinary analyses and writings. On the one hand, this article is a multidisciplinary commodity biography, which consists of five descriptions of whey protein written by the five different research groups involved in the interdisciplinary research project CALM(Counteracting Age-related loss of Skeletal Muscle Mass). On the other hand, it is a meta-analysis, which aims to uncover and highlight examples of how the five descriptions contribute to each other with insights into the contextualisation of knowledge, contrasts between the descriptions and the new dimensions they bring to established fields of interest. The meta-analysis also contains a discussion of interdisciplinary study objects and the usefulness of the multidisciplinary commodity biography as a format for interdisciplinary publications. The article contributes to the field of food studies with a multidisciplinary biography of whey protein - including its sensory qualities and challenges, insights into its cultural history, its nutritional value and effects on the human body and an analysis of how it is perceived by people who consume it. The biography thereby expands upon existing understandings of whey protein while discussing the usefulness of employing the commodity biography format in interdisciplinary writing. Moreover, the article contributes to the field of interdisciplinary research by providing a practical example of a joint publication and reflections upon the existence, interaction and possibilities of monodisciplinary knowledge structures within interdisciplinary studies and publications. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Contemporary Drama in the English Class. (United States)

    Siegfried, William


    Various approaches that teachers can use to help students interpret contemporary plays are presented in this discussion of teaching drama. Plays discussed include two from the Theater of Illusion ("Look Back in Anger,""A Raisin in the Sun"), two from the Theater of the Absurd ("Rhonoceros,""Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead"), and two from…

  12. Gauß eine Biographie

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    Mania, Hubert


    Daniel Kehlmann hat ihn wiederentdeckt, den bedeutendsten Mathematiker der Neuzeit: Karl Friedrich Gauß (1777 1855). Seine überragenden wissenschaftlichen Leistungen waren schon seinen Zeitgenossen bewusst. Da Gauß jedoch nur einen Bruchteil seiner Entdeckungen veröffentlichte, erschloss sich erst der Nachwelt die Tiefgründigkeit und Reichweite seines Werks. Hubert Mania schildert in dieser ersten umfassenden Biographie die Geschichte eines genialen Wissenschaftlers und zugleich eine ganze Epoche. Gauß war ein Mann, der in einer Welt des Aufbruchs völlig zurückgezogen lebte. Dabei hat er wie kaum ein anderer unsere Sicht der Welt revolutioniert. Als Erster formulierte er eine nichteuklidische Geometrie und schuf damit die unentbehrliche Grundlage zu Einsteins Entwicklung der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. Eine glänzend geschriebene Biographie des weltberühmten und doch so unbekannten Genies Karl Friedrich Gauß.

  13. A Tale of Five Countries: Background and Confidence in Preservice Primary Teachers in Drama Education across Five Countries (United States)

    Russell-Bowie, Deirdre E.


    In many public primary schools across different countries, generalist primary teachers are required to teach all subjects, including music, dance, drama and visual arts. This study investigates the background and confidence of preservice primary teachers from five countries in relation to drama and drama education. It also examines if there is a…

  14. Biographies Notices biographiques

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    He is the author of several books, including Direito, Tecnologia e. Cultura (2005) and Tecnobrega (2008). He is one of the founders of Overmundo, winner of the Digital. Communities Golden Nica, granted by the Prix Ars Electronica 2007. He writes weekly for Folha de Sao. Paulo, Brazil's largest newspaper. Michael Geist.

  15. Vadim Kuznetsov. Informal Biography by Eyes of His First Adviser

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    Igor V. Komarov


    Full Text Available The paper is dedicated to the memory of prominent theoretical physicist and mathematician Dr. Vadim Kuznetsov who worked, in particular, in the fields of the nonlinear dynamics, separation of variables, integrability theory, special functions. It includes his short research biography, an account of the start of his research career and the list of publications.

  16. Reclaiming and Reimagining Macro Social Work Education: A Collective Biography (United States)

    Netting, F. Ellen; O'Connor, Mary Katherine; Cole, Portia L.; Hopkins, Karen; Jones, Jenny L.; Kim, Youngmi; Leisey, Monica; Mulroy, Elizabeth A.; Rotabi, Karen Smith; Thomas, M. Lori; Weil, Marie O.; Wike, Traci L.


    The authors focus on a collective biography of 12 women social work educators, all either tenured or in tenure lines, from five different universities at the time of the study. The participants represent several aspects of macro practice including administration, planning, community practice, and policy. Beginning with reflections about coming…

  17. Family Values in American Drama. (United States)

    Brown, Joanne

    When an educator was invited by a Chinese university to teach a seminar in American drama, she used "family drama" as the organizing theme of her course because she was (and is) convinced that from Eugene O'Neill on, American playwrights have been obsessed with family disintegration and the failure of family harmony. This paper is an…

  18. Creative Drama and Agricultural Societies. (United States)

    Courtney, Richard


    Discusses the interaction of culture and creative drama. Examines agricultural societies under three conditions: historically, from neolithic times; contemporary American Southwest Indian and Polynesian; and modern farming subcultures of European industrial societies. Asks how far agricultural life influences creative drama in agrarian societies.…

  19. Biography of an Industrial Landscape

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    Riesto, Svava

    Biography of an Industrial Landscape tells the story of one of the most significant urban redevelopment projects in northern Europe at the turn of the century. Examining the reinvention of the Carlsberg brewery site in Copenhagen as a city district, Svava Riesto unpacks the deeper assumptions abo...... to landscape research, the Carlsberg site’s open spaces are presented anew as an interplay of materials, practices and the imagination – shaped and reshaped by water, yeast, industrial working routines and conflicting ideas about the urban future....

  20. Drama Grammar: Towards a Performative Postmethod Pedagogy (United States)

    Even, Susanne


    This article presents the original concept of drama grammar, the synthesis of grammar instruction and drama pedagogy, which integrates both structural and communicative paradigms through a dialectic combination of acting and linguistic analysis. Based on the principles of drama pedagogy, drama grammar makes use of techniques from the performing…

  1. From Personae to Persons: A Good Drama (United States)

    Geiger, Matthew W.


    There are two kinds of drama that is normally associated with high school: the "drama" that accompanies social life in late adolescence and the dramas that are performed in a school's auditorium or performing arts center. The drama about which the author writes about in this article is of a different sort altogether. It is, however, like…

  2. Teaching Biography in the Senior English Classroom. (United States)

    Dixon, Mel

    Stories consume lives and lives become stories. A unit of study examines the creation of self in autobiographies and biographies looking closely at how we construct a life from the fragments of human experience and memory. This paper looks briefly at the different theoretical perspectives about biography and autobiography, following closely the…

  3. Major Greenwood (1880–1949): the biography (United States)

    Johnson, Tony


    Background is provided on the discovery of an unpublished biography of Major Greenwood written by one of his sons. The motivation and preparation for online publication of the biography in Statistics in Medicine are outlined. © 2016 The Authors. Statistics in Medicine Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. PMID:27654632

  4. A Biography of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. (United States)

    Weidman, Lisa K. Menendez

    This teaching guide consists of a biography of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Onassis), the wife of President John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States and questions for students to answer after reading the biography. The guide contains activities, such as playing the role of an inquiring camera girl (Mrs. Kennedy's first job in…

  5. Researching Risk: Narrative, Biography, Subjectivity

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    Karen Henwood


    Full Text Available This article contributes to the development of methodological practices promoting greater epistemic reflexivity in risk research and in social science generally. Knowledge of the specific practices researchers will find useful cannot exist separately from any particular empirical project. Accordingly, we report on, and provide a reflective account of, the "nuclear risk" project that was part of the Social Contexts and Responses to Risk (SCARR network in the UK (2003-2008. A key focus is exploring the value of narrative methods—especially narrative elicitation methods—for understanding people's perceptions of, and ways of living with, risk. We credit our deployment of a narrative method with producing a rich form of data on risk-biography intersections, which have carried great significance in our analytical work on the way biographical experiences, dynamically unfolding through space and time, can be interrupted by risk events. Arguments from the literature on reflexive modernity are deployed to make the case for: researching risk in everyday life as a problematic in and of itself; placing concepts of risk-biography, risk-reflexivity and risk-subjectivity at centre stage; and finding ways to inquire into the social and psychic complexities involved in the dynamic construction and reconstruction of risk phenomena. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1001201

  6. Biography (United States)

    Fristad, Mary A.


    Citation for Mary A. Fristad, recipient of the 2014 Bud Orgel Award for Distinguished Achievement in Research, from the Association of Psychologists in Academic Health Centers. Dr. Fristad has distinguished herself as an outstanding researcher, clinician, educator, and clinical administrator. She has published over 200 articles and chapters, and has been the Principal or Co-Principal Investigator for over two dozen federal, state, and other grants focused on assessment and treatment of mood disorders in children. In addition, Dr. Fristad is a founding member of the Board for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is an example to all psychologists working in medical settings through her contributions to our discipline and to the advancement of the science and treatment of child & adolescent psychopathology. Mary A. Fristad is truly a superb representative of the best our clinical psychological science has to offer. PMID:27704233


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    Cicih Wiarsih


    Full Text Available This study attempts to improve the creativity and the ability to appreciate drama on the ability of Indonesian courses through drama performances. This research was conducted in FKIP PGSD Studies Program, University of Muhammadiyah Purwokerto second semester of academic year 2015/2016. Subjects were students of the second semester of grade E as many as 44 students. The procedure of research is classroom action research conducted in two cycles. Each cycle consists of planning, action, observation, and reflection. The research instrument used creativity test playwriting and performance tests, while observing the activity of faculty and students using observation sheet. The results showed that the staging of the drama can increase creativity playwriting and drama to appreciate the ability of the student. This is evidenced by the increasing creativity of students of the first cycle with an average score of 9.74 to the criteria are quite creative and the second cycle with an average score of 12.07 with creative criteria. This suggests that an increase in the creativity of students from the first cycle to the second cycle of 2.33. In the aspect of ability to appreciate the drama of an increase of 43.76 from the first cycle to gain an average score of 44.34 to the second cycle with an average score of 88.10. Based on the above results, it can be concluded that by staging the drama can enhance the creativity and the ability to appreciate the drama students of the second semester in the subject's ability Indonesian elementary school. Keywords: creativity, the ability to appreciate the drama, and drama performances

  8. Drama therapy for schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like illnesses. (United States)

    Ruddy, R A; Dent-Brown, K


    Medication is the mainstay of treatment for schizophrenia or schizophrenia-like illnesses, but many people continue to experience symptoms in spite of medication (Johnstone 1998). In addition to medication, creative therapies, such as drama therapy may prove beneficial. Drama therapy is a form of treatment that encourages spontaneity and creativity. It can promote emotional expression, but does not necessarily require the participant to have insight into their condition or psychological-mindset. To review the effects of drama therapy and related approaches as an adjunctive treatment for schizophrenia compared with standard care and other psychosocial interventions. We searched the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group's Register (October 2006), hand searched reference lists, hand searched Dramatherapy (the journal of the British Association of Dramatherapists) and Arts in Psychotherapy and contacted relevant authors. We included all randomised controlled trials that compared drama therapy, psychodrama and related approaches with standard care or other psychosocial interventions for schizophrenia. We reliably selected, quality assessed and extracted data from the studies. We excluded data where more than 50% of participants in any group were lost to follow up. For continuous outcomes we calculated a weighted mean difference and its 95% confidence interval. For binary outcomes we calculated a fixed effects risk ratio (RR), its 95% confidence interval (CI) and a number needed to treat (NNT). The search identified 183 references but only five studies (total n=210) met the inclusion criteria. All of the studies were on inpatient populations and compared the intervention with standard inpatient care. One study had drama therapy as the intervention, one had role-playing, one had a social drama group and two used psychodrama. Two of the included studies were Chinese and it is difficult to know whether psychodrama and indeed inpatient psychiatric care in China is comparable with the

  9. Political Christianity in Renaissance Drama (United States)

    Al-Joulan, Nayef Ali


    Examining the following selected Renaissance dramas: Marlowe's "The Jew of Malta" (1585), Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" (1596), Massinger's "The Renegado" (1624), Daborne's "A Christian Turn'd Turk" (1612), and Goffe's "The Raging Turk" (1656), this research investigates Renaissance…

  10. Danish TV drama

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    Jensen, Pia Majbritt; Jacobsen, Ushma Chauhan


    Following a recent and entirely unprecedented boom in global exports, Danish TV drama series have become the ‘darling’ of the international television industry and enjoyed widespread acclaim from international critics and audiences alike. This international success, however, is not just......-Anglophone audiovisual content rarely exports outside its geo-linguistic region, which in Denmark’s case would be the Nordic region, and Denmark should therefore remain an entirely insignificant player in the worldwide exchange of audiovisual content, and Danish television series’ global popularity and impact therefore...... unprecedented. It is also interesting from an academic point of view as it challenges existing and long-held theories on global media geography, import/export of audiovisual content, transnational media reception and the importance of transnational television viewing. According to these theories, non...

  11. A Biography of Gopalasamudram Narayana Ramachandran

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 6; Issue 10. A Biography of Gopalasamudram Narayana Ramachandran - The Famous Indian Biophysicist. N V Joshi. Book Review Volume 6 Issue 10 October 2001 pp 92-96 ...

  12. PENGARUH DRAMA KOREA TERHADAP DRAMA PADA PERTELEVISIAN INDONESIA (Study Kasus Drama My Love From The Stars dan Kau yang Berasal dari Bintang)


    Dyah Ayu Wiwid Sintowoko


    This research tried to know the influence of Korean drama entitled My Love From The Stars toward Indonesian drama Kau yang Berasal dari Bintang. This research constituted as qualitative descriptive research with those two dramas as the objects. The findings showed that the Indonesian drama Kau yang Berasal dari Bintang drama has similarity with the Korean drama My Love From The Star in the storyline, setting, and costumes. In the storyline, both dramas used a historical time describing lov...

  13. The "Good Enough" Drama: Reinterpreting Constructivist Aesthetics and Epistemology in Drama Education (United States)

    Rasmussen, Bjorn


    When we speak of quality in drama education, we apply different educational and aesthetic criteria. For example, improvised drama practices such as process drama, are closely associated to John Dewey's constructivist philosophy. What makes a drama qualitatively "good" within such a framework differs radically from criteria that are…


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    Full Text Available A number of studies of the effects of drama on individuals’ cognitive and affective characteristics have been carried out recently. These studies revealed that drama had positive impact on students’ development of communication skills, socialization levels, development of emotional intelligence, social skills, empathic skills and empathic tendencies regardless of the grade levels of the students. In the present study, the effect of drama education on creativity of prospective classroom teachers was examined. As the method of this study, experimental design, which is based on pre-test and post-test, was used. In the research the study group consisted of 78 the 4th grade students (50 females and 28 males who attended the Primary School Teacher Education Program at Elementary Education Department of Faculty of Education, Kirikkale University in fall semester of 2006-2007 academic year. The data in this study was gathered through “Torrance Test of Creative Thinking-Figural Form A”. “TTCT-Figural, Form A” was applied on the participants before and after Drama Course, and their pre-test and post-test scores were compared accordingly. Results of the study showed that at the end of the Drama Course, the scores of creativity test the students took increased to some extent in all of the dimensions of creativity test, which are “fluency”, “originality”, “elaboration”, “resistance to premature closure” and “abstractness of titles”. It was also found out that participants’ pre-test and post-test creativity scores did not make a significant difference according to gender variable. Recommendations of the study include that drama should be an essential part of all teacher education programs, and more research should be performed focusing on the effects of drama on students’ various intellectual skills and attitudes.

  15. Deconstructing Barbie: Using Creative Drama as a Tool for Image Making in Pre-Adolescent Girls. (United States)

    O'Hara, Elizabeth; Lanoux, Carol


    Discusses the dilemma of self-concept in pre-adolescent girls, as they revise their self-images based on information that the culture dictates as the norm. Argues that drama education can offer creative activities to help girls find their voice and bring them into their power. Includes two group drama activities and a short annotated bibliography…

  16. Cesium-137, a drama recounted; Cesio-137, um drama recontado

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    Vieira, Suzane de Alencar


    The radiological accident with Cesium-137, which started on Goiania in 1987, did not stop with the end of radiological contamination and continues in a judicial, scientific and narrative process of identification and recognition of new victims. The drama occupies a central place on the dynamics of radiological event, as it extends its limits, inflects its intensity and updates the event. As a narrative of the event, the ethnography incorporates and brings up to date the drama as an analysis landmark and the description of the theme as it is absorbed by a dramatic process. Cesium-137, a drama recounted is a textual experimentation based on real events and characters picked out from statements reported in various narratives about the radiological accident. (author)

  17. No Drama Quantum Theory?

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    Akhmeteli, Andrey


    Is it possible to offer a 'no drama' quantum theory? Something as simple (in principle) as classical electrodynamics - a theory described by a system of partial differential equations in 3+1 dimensions, but reproducing unitary evolution of a quantum field theory in the configuration space? The following results suggest an affirmative answer: 1. The scalar field can be algebraically eliminated from scalar electrodynamics; the resulting equations describe independent evolution of the electromagnetic field. 2. After introduction of a complex 4-potential (producing the same electromagnetic field as the standard real 4-potential), the spinor field can be algebraically eliminated from spinor electrodynamics; the resulting equations describe independent evolution of the electromagnetic field. 3. The resulting theories for the electromagnetic field can be embedded into quantum field theories. Another fundamental result: in a general case, the Dirac equation is equivalent to a 4th order partial differential equations for just one component, which can be made real by a gauge transform. Issues related to the Bell theorem are discussed.

  18. Drama-in-Schools in the Philippines (United States)

    Pañares, Alice A.; Cabangon, Maria Gloriosa S.


    Drama in the Philippines has been an integral part of the lives of Filipinos. Drama-in-schools came about with the establishment of the formal school system during the Spanish and American period of colonisation of the Philippines. With the establishment of the public schools system, the American teachers introduced drama in the schools, as part…

  19. Cesium-137, a drama recounted

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    Vieira, Suzane de Alencar


    The radiological accident with Cesium-137, which started on Goiania in 1987, did not stop with the end of radiological contamination and continues in a judicial, scientific and narrative process of identification and recognition of new victims. The drama occupies a central place on the dynamics of radiological event, as it extends its limits, inflects its intensity and updates the event. As a narrative of the event, the ethnography incorporates and brings up to date the drama as an analysis landmark and the description of the theme as it is absorbed by a dramatic process. Cesium-137, a drama recounted is a textual experimentation based on real events and characters picked out from statements reported in various narratives about the radiological accident. (author)

  20. When public service drama travels

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    Jensen, Pia Majbritt; Waade, Anne Marit

    pertain to the national sphere – becomes a player in the international market for television content and, as a consequence, partly reliant on international funding through either co-productions, canned programming export revenues, pre-sale or format sale. DR’s drama productions such as The Killing...... (Forbrydelsen) and The Bridge (Broen) have in recent years experienced an unprecedented export success. Especially The Killing’s relative success with the British audience in its original version on BBC Four and its sale as a format to the USA, where it was adapted for the cable network AMC, marked...... an interesting shift. It became apparent that DR drama in particular – and Danish television drama in general – had something to offer even to the two most impenetrable television markets in the world. This success, however, has not happened over-night but is a result of a conscious and two-decade long strategy...

  1. Television Dramas as Memory Screens

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    Teresa Forde


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    Abstract: Within this article I am focus upon the construction of both social and personal memories within the television drama, drawing upon Landsberg’s notion of prosthetic memory and King’s identification of ‘afterwardsness’ as ways of comprehending the construction of memory and the past within texts. The examples are The Long Walk to Finchley (Tony Saint, BBC 4, 2008 and Life on Mars (2007-8. Both dramas share a number of concerns yet each has a very different context within British television. The relationship between viewers’ adopting memories from the dramas and incorporating these into their own sets of memories, including my own memories of the dramas is considered. Equally, the negotiation of the media and public discourses as memory screens with which we interact is a primary concern.


    Résumé: Cet article analyse la construction de souvenirs à la fois sociaux et personnels dans les s

  2. The Global Rise of the Danish TV Drama

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    Jensen, Pia Majbritt

    With its small population of only 5.6 million inhabitants, its public service broadcasting dominance, and no recent history of world colonization or immigration, the near global success of Denmark’s television drama series – including titles such as The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge – over...... the last five years is as unprecedented as it is impressive. In this talk I will investigate the success of Danish television drama from the perspective of the series’ international reception. I am currently leading an eight-country audience study that constructs international audiences in a novel way......) journalists and TV critics, who act as arbiters of taste, and (3) regular viewers. These three types of audiences are all considered critical players in the global success of Danish TV drama. By investigating the specific characteristics of each type of audience and considering their close and complex...

  3. Ethical issues in ageing and biography. (United States)

    Kenyon, G M


    The increasing use of biographical materials in research and intervention in the field of ageing gives rise to significant ethical issues. In this inquiry, four of these issues are explicated. First, the notion of informed consent is explored in relation to selected contexts of research and intervention in ageing and biography. Second, the issues of autonomy and competence are considered from the point of view of identifying contexts where biography is a prerequisite for ethically responsive action. The third ethical issue concerns respecting the groundrules of various biographical approaches. Finally, the notions of authenticity and truth in lifestories are explored in an attempt to clarify the limitations and expectations of ageing and biography. The discussion of these ethical issues proceeds on the basis of an argument that indicates the fundamental importance of biographical ageing or the stories we are.

  4. Drama öğretmeninin yeterlilikleri


    OKVURAN, Ayşe


    Bu çalışmada drama öğretmeninin sahip olması gereken yeterlilikler/becerilerincelenmektedir.Drama öğretmeni drama literatürü ve drama tarihi bilgisine, drama deneyimine,edebiyat bilgisine, olumlu bir atmosfer yaratabilme becerisine, doğaçlamayı manipüle etmevb. pekçok yeterliliğe ve beceriye sahip olmalıdır. Drama öğretmenlerinin, öğrencilerinin,Milli Eğitim Bakanlığının ve toplumun işbirliği, iletişimi, isteği ve drama bilgisi bu yeterlilikleri geliştirecektir.

  5. Girls' Bodies, Drama and Unruliness (United States)

    Ramsay, Alison


    This article examines some of the performance outcomes from a practised-based research project that took place with adolescent girls attending an after-school drama club. Participants experimented with slapstick humour in a series of workshops, before presenting their own devised physical comedy performance for a live audience. Comic performances…

  6. When public service drama travels

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    Jensen, Pia Majbritt; Nielsen, Jakob Isak; Waade, Anne Marit


    assessed on the basis of existing theory and expert interviews conducted with significant industry professionals at DR’s Drama Division, DR Sales, German public broadcaster ZDF’s commercial sales arm ZDF Enterprises, and independent Danish production companies Nimbus Film and Miso Film. Specific cases...

  7. The Future of TV Drama

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    Redvall, Eva Novrup


    The future of television – and particularly of TV drama – was widely on the Danish industry agenda in June with the Copenhagen Future TV Conference and an international seminar on producing, selling, programming and remaking TV series. Eva Novrup Redvall reports....

  8. Biographies and Autobiographies: Life Models in the Classroom. (United States)

    Kingore, Bertie


    This article provides a teaching guide to the effective use of biographies and autobiographies with gifted students. Fifteen learning activities are suggested such as conducting an eminent people news conference, creating a biography collage, writing a fictionalized biography, and completing a family tree. (Contains three references and a reading…

  9. Biography-Driven Culturally Responsive Teaching (United States)

    Herrera, Socorro


    Nationally known literacy expert Socorro Herrera provides a practical guide for teachers serving culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) populations. Teachers will learn how to plan and implement more successful culturally responsive instruction using student biographies as the point of departure. The author provides tools for tapping into the…

  10. Audit Them: Biographies, Autobiographies, and Other Nonfiction. (United States)

    Hogarty, Ken


    Describes a class activity designed to play up the blurred boundary between fiction and nonfiction. Notes that students filled out Internal Revenue Service tax forms for people who might exist and that other students created biographies and autobiographies from the fictitious tax forms. (RS)

  11. Engaging narratives: using language biographies to facilitate ...

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    Firstly, we analyse the design of this sociolinguistics unit within the framework of theories of narrative and multicultural education. Secondly, we analyse three language biographies produced by students in this course in terms of student learning, identity issues and sociolinguistic themes. The narratives provided an ...

  12. Practicing Multilingual Identities: Online Interactions in a Korean Dramas Forum (United States)

    Kim, Grace MyHyun


    This article presents the language practices of global youth who populate an online discussion forum devoted to Korea-produced dramas. Qualitative data included the writing, visual images, and interactions created within the forum. Findings revealed youth from geographically disparate places using new media affordances to engage with a minority…

  13. PoetryRama: Exploring Drama through Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. (United States)

    Honeyghan, Glasceta


    Drama through Mother Goose nursery rhymes can be integrated in the pre-K-3 curriculum. Activities can range from spontaneous gestures and facial expression, to guided performance where a teacher might have specific objectives in mind and rehearse a rhyme for formal performance. Activities include unison or choral speaking; "line-a-child"…

  14. Understanding Drama Teaching in Compulsory Education in Iceland: A Micro-Ethnographic Study of the Practices of Two Drama Teachers (United States)

    Thorkelsdóttir, Rannveig Björk


    The rationale for this study is that drama was included in the national curriculum framework in Iceland for the first time in 2013. As a result, there were considerable tensions connected with how Icelandic schools could or should embrace this newcomer to the curriculum, whether the necessary competence existed to teach the subject and what kind…

  15. Drama: Same Difference--Diversity and Mutuality of Process and Practice--National Drama Conference 2011 (United States)

    Gyokery, Lisa; Lam, Van Va; Hida, Norifumi; Kim, Su-yuon; Efthymiou, Antri; Frost, Wendy; Lewis, Janine; Broekman, Kirsten


    This article presents reviews of different conferences that focus on drama education. It first presents six perspectives on " Drama: same difference: diversity and mutuality of process and practice--National Drama Conference 2011," held in Swansea University, UK, 11-14 April 2011. Then it presents reviews of "2011 African Theatre…

  16. Some Problems of the Kazakh Drama Study

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    Sagymbay Zhumagulov


    Full Text Available The article discusses theoretical and literary problems of national drama in the Kazakh literary of 1960s-1980s, analyzes the most significant works, devoted to the study of innovation in the poetry and the drama of the Kazakh system of genres, comprehensively studies literary tradition in scientific and methodological literature and determined its role in the development of the Kazakh drama

  17. Teachers Being Creative: Technology in Drama?


    Lupson, Kathryn


    The importance of creativity in the teaching of Drama in secondary schools has long been accepted (Davis 2010) and during the last 20 years, the importance of technology in the teaching of any school subject has grown. This thesis explores the journey of two Drama teachers as they attempted to develop their creative use of technology. My findings contribute to increased understanding of the challenges in developing the creative use of technology in Drama teaching. The key research question fo...

  18. Using drama to improve person-centred dementia care. (United States)

    Kontos, Pia C; Mitchell, Gail J; Mistry, Bhavnita; Ballon, Bruce


    We implemented a 12-week drama-based educational intervention to introduce to dementia practitioners person-centred care that emphasizes the notion of embodied selfhood (defined as non-verbal self-expression). Person-centred dementia care guidelines emphasize the assessment of individual needs, and where appropriate, the use of non-pharmacological interventions before resorting to pharmacological management. However, dementia care is not consistent with these guidelines suggesting conceptual limitations and reliance on passive knowledge translation strategies. Focus groups and semi-structured interviews with practitioners (n = 24) in two nursing homes in central Canada were undertaken to assess the effectiveness of the drama-based components of the intervention. Our findings suggest that drama was effective as an educational modality, and helped implement the person-centred approach into practice. Significant practice outcomes included: new awareness that residents' body movements and dispositions can convey meaning; seeking biographical information from families; increased time efficiency; and supporting residents' independence. Our findings make an important contribution to person-centred dementia care by broadening the notion of personhood, and by facilitating implementation using drama. As an enhancement of person-centred care, the support of embodied selfhood may significantly improve residents' quality of life, quality of care, and practitioners' care-giving experience. © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  19. Marital Biography, Social Security Receipt, and Poverty. (United States)

    Lin, I-Fen; Brown, Susan L; Hammersmith, Anna M


    Increasingly, older adults are unmarried, which could mean a larger share is at risk of economic disadvantage. Using data from the 2010 Health and Retirement Study, we chart the diverse range of marital biographies, capturing marital sequences and timing, of adults who are age eligible for Social Security and examine three indicators of economic well-being: Social Security receipt, Social Security benefit levels, and poverty status. Partnereds are disproportionately likely to receive Social Security and they enjoy relatively high Social Security benefits and very low poverty levels. Among singles, economic well-being varies by marital biography and gender. Gray divorced and never-married women face considerable economic insecurity. Their Social Security benefits are relatively low, and their poverty rates are quite high (over 25%), indicating Social Security alone is not sufficient to prevent these women from falling into poverty. By comparison, gray widoweds are the most advantaged singles.

  20. Drama, dissensus, remediation and a fluttering butterfly

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    Kusk, Hanne


    Why is it important to pay attention to democracy and polyphony when working with remediation in a multimodal drama project in introductory schooling? This question is elucidated and investigated in this article on the basis of a drama project case study conducted at Hundborg Friskole. The study......-based process of remediation, and how this impacts children’s democratic education....

  1. Drama for behaviour change communicatuon on breastfeeding ...

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    ... continued breast feeding for 2 years as against 0.0% at baseline survey. Conclusion: In this study, drama was shown to be an effective method of behaviour change communication to increase infant and young child feeding practices among mothers. Key words: intervention, drama, breastfeeding, complementary feeding ...

  2. Middelalderens "liturgiske drama" som moderne kirkelig udfordring?

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    Petersen, Nils Holger


    A presentation of modern scholarship on liturgical drama and a discussion of the potential relevance of this phenomenon as a challenge for modern church services.......A presentation of modern scholarship on liturgical drama and a discussion of the potential relevance of this phenomenon as a challenge for modern church services....

  3. Modern Criticism and the Closet Drama Approach. (United States)

    Nardin, James T.


    Modern drama criticism is rebuked for taking the "closet drama approach" which reduces the theater to yet another type of philosophical and content-oriented literary genre. Group participation and discussion are suggested as means by which the student is encouraged to stage an imaginary performance leading to intelligibility and appreciation of…

  4. Teaching and Learning Geometry in Drama Based Instruction (United States)

    Ubuz, Behiye; Duatepe-Paksu, Asuman


    This paper explains what drama-based instruction is and offers insights into the phases in drama-based instruction. Further, examples of drama-based lessons in geometry related to ring and circle, and altitude of a triangle together with the teacher and students perceptions related to the strengths and limitations of drama based instruction in…

  5. Using drama to prevent teen smoking: development, implementation, and evaluation of crossroads in Hawai'i. (United States)

    Mitschke, Diane B; Loebl, Karen; Tatafu, Elitei; Matsunaga, Doris Segal; Cassel, Kevin


    The use of drama as a preventive education measure has demonstrated success in various health promotion venues and offers promise in promoting positive youth attitudes and behavior change related to tobacco use. Especially important is a need to implement culturally relevant methods to reach youth. This article describes the development and implementation of a tobacco prevention drama for Asian and Pacific Islander youth. The resulting play, Crossroads, features a soap opera-style drama interspersed with humorous vignettes and multimedia effects and incorporates cultural cues, mannerisms, dress, and values consistent with Asian and Pacific Islander youth culture. Evaluation data indicate that the drama has an effect on audience knowledge, attitudes, and intended behavior, including a change in future intent to smoke cigarettes and the ability of audience members to develop connections with the characters in the play and apply concepts that are presented in the play to their own lives.

  6. Production design and location in the Danish television drama series Arvingerne

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    Ion Wille, Jakob; Waade, Anne Marit


    and production design has been overlooked in studies of television drama development and production, despite the fundamental part these play in drama production in general and in establishing the production values and the visual style of a series in particular. We also want to shed light on the somewhat......Television fiction is most often referred to as the writer’s medium, whereas feature film is generally perceived as the vision and work of the director. In this article we turn our focus to the role and function of the production design and locations in developing and conceptualising a television...... drama series. We use the drama series Arvingerne (The Legacy, DR, 2014-2015) to illustrate how design ideas can be developed at an early stage, in pre-pre-production, as part of a collective, creative process that includes the scriptwriter, the production designer and the producer. Our empirical study...

  7. Locations in Television Drama Series

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    Waade, Anne Marit


    This special issue is dedicated to the analysis of the increasingly significant role of location as a key element in television drama. In recent years, the popularity of serial television has progressively been tied to the expanded use of location as a central element in productions, both...... as setting and as part of a wider audience engagement driven by social media and marketing. Popular television series and brands as for example Game of Thrones, Sex and the city, Nordic Noir, The Fall, Cities and The Wire illustrate how location has become a significant production value. This emerging field...

  8. Locations in television drama series

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    Waade, Anne Marit

    paper I will emphasize three different but interrelated perspectives: a) How can we theoretically understand locations in drama series, both as aesthetic, economic and praxis elements? b) How can we study the production of locations empirically? And finally c) How can we analyse the significance......), Falkheimer & Jansson (2006) on media geography, the difference between setting and landscape in the work of Martin Lefebvre (2006, see also Waade, 2011), and more recently Roberts (2012) idea on a specific ‘cinematic geography’ and how film and television series are representing, branding and (re...

  9. AHP 40: Review: The Social Life of Tibetan Biography

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    Barbara Gerke


    Full Text Available The book under review is a part of Lexington Books' series "Studies in Modern Tibetan Culture." The author, Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, has a background in Religious Studies and researched the interrelationships between textual biography and social community networks of the Tibetan Buddhist lineage holder and Mahāmudrā and Dzogchen master, Tokden Shakya Shri (1853–1919 from Latokh, which at the time was a kingdom and one of five polities in Kham, Eastern Tibet, and today is in Chamdo County in the Tibet Autonomous Region. She interviewed contemporary students and family of Shakya Shri as well as translated excerpts from the master's biography, the Garland of Flowers. The Tibetan text is not appended, but interested readers can refer to the complete translation of the Garland of Flowers by Elio Guarisco (2009. An old black and white photo of the master, as well as photos of his community in Nepal and the stupas his followers helped to renovate, are included in the book. A map showing the regions of Shakya Shri's residences and spiritual influence would have been useful. ...

  10. Drama as a community engagement strategy for malaria in rural Cambodia. (United States)

    Lim, Renly; Tripura, Rupam; J Peto, Thomas; Sareth, Ma; Sanann, Nou; Davoeung, Chan; Nguon, Chea; Cheah, Phaik Yeong


    Background : Countries in Southeast Asia are working to eliminate multidrug-resistant falciparum malaria, a major cause of mortality in tropical regions. Malaria is declining but transmission persists in many rural areas and among forest workers and isolated populations. In these remote communities, conventional health services and education are limited. Mobilising and educating these populations require new approaches as many people are illiterate and do not attend village meetings. This article describes a qualitative study to assess the feasibility of a drama project as a community engagement strategy. Methods : A drama project was conducted in twenty villages in Cambodia with three key messages: to use insecticide-treated bednets and repellents, to get early diagnosis and treatment, and to learn about risks of forest-acquired malaria. Qualitative interviews were conducted with the drama team members, village malaria workers, local health staffs and villagers, to explore the feasibility of using drama to engage the community and the associated challenges. Results : 29 people were interviewed, which included 18 semi-structured interviews and one focus group discussion. Analysis of the interviews resulted in development of the following seven themes: i) exposure to malaria and engagement activities, ii) readiness and barriers to participation, iii) understanding and learning about malaria using drama, iv) entertainment value and engagement method preferences, v) challenges to community engagement, vi) future participation and vii) sustainability. The event saw a very positive response, with an encouraging average participation rate of 66%. The project faced several challenges including logistic problems, rescheduling due to raining season, and time- and budget-constraints. Conclusions : Our evaluation demonstrated that the drama project was feasible in promoting awareness and understanding of malaria prevention and control. Audience members perceived drama as

  11. Visions and Vanities: John Andrew Rice of Black Mountain College. Southern Biography Series. (United States)

    Reynolds, Katherine Chaddock

    This biography presents the life of John Andrew Rice, who founded Black Mountain College (North Carolina) in 1933 to implement his philosophy of education, including the centrality of artistic experience and emotional development to learning in all disciplines and the need for democratic governance shared between faculty and students. Born in…

  12. A Short Biography of Paul A. M. Dirac and Historical Development of Dirac Delta Function (United States)

    Debnath, Lokenath


    This paper deals with a short biography of Paul Dirac, his first celebrated work on quantum mechanics, his first formal systematic use of the Dirac delta function and his famous work on quantum electrodynamics and quantum statistics. Included are his first discovery of the Dirac relativistic wave equation, existence of positron and the intrinsic…

  13. Penciptaan Naskah Drama Pemberontakan Sisifus

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    Full Text Available The Rebellion of Syssiphus. The Rebellion of Syssiphus play script is an effort to response suicide phenomenonin Indonesia. Joining two different social lives among human life in Indonesia and Greek mythology constructsthis creation as a surrealism play script. The purpose of this creation is: 1 to create a joint script of two differentrealms between Sissyphus’ life and recent reality of Indonesian people’s life in surrealist plot, (2 to produce a scriptconstantly contextual with man’s problem in life, (3 to enrich Indonesia Drama documentation through a scriptwith high motivational contents as an alternative of destiny. As a anti-suicide campaign for Indonesians, the authorinvokes a brilliant thinking of existentialist philosopher, Albert Camus, within the script to be performed andwatched. The implementation is not wholesome, but adapting Pancasila values. Therefore, this script is importantas a reference for students who teach and perform absurd scripts. Most drama observers say that the emergence ofabsurd script proposed by group of dramatist in 1950’s could not be released from Camus’ thought

  14. Rescuing complementarity with little drama

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    Bao, Ning [Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology,1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena (United States); Bouland, Adam [Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge (United States); Chatwin-Davies, Aidan; Pollack, Jason [Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, California Institute of Technology,1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena (United States); Yuen, Henry [Computer Science Division, University of California, Berkeley,Berkeley (United States)


    The AMPS paradox challenges black hole complementarity by apparently constructing a way for an observer to bring information from the outside of the black hole into its interior if there is no drama at its horizon, making manifest a violation of monogamy of entanglement. We propose a new resolution to the paradox: this violation cannot be explicitly checked by an infalling observer in the finite proper time they have to live after crossing the horizon. Our resolution depends on a weak relaxation of the no-drama condition (we call it “little-drama”) which is the “complementarity dual” of scrambling of information on the stretched horizon. When translated to the description of the black hole interior, this implies that the fine-grained quantum information of infalling matter is rapidly diffused across the entire interior while classical observables and coarse-grained geometry remain unaffected. Under the assumption that information has diffused throughout the interior, we consider the difficulty of the information-theoretic task that an observer must perform after crossing the event horizon of a Schwarzschild black hole in order to verify a violation of monogamy of entanglement. We find that the time required to complete a necessary subroutine of this task, namely the decoding of Bell pairs from the interior and the late radiation, takes longer than the maximum amount of time that an observer can spend inside the black hole before hitting the singularity. Therefore, an infalling observer cannot observe monogamy violation before encountering the singularity.

  15. School-based drama interventions in health promotion for children and adolescents: systematic review. (United States)

    Joronen, Katja; Rankin, Sally H; Astedt-Kurki, Päivi


    The paper is a report of a review of the literature on the effects of school-based drama interventions in health promotion for school-aged children and adolescents. Drama, theatre and role-playing methods are commonly used in health promotion programmes, but evidence of their effectiveness is limited. The educational drama approach and social cognitive theory is share the assumption that learning is based on self-reflection and interaction between environment and person. However, educational drama also emphasizes learning through the dialectics between actual and fictional contexts. A search was carried out using 10 databases and hand searching for the period January 1990 to October 2006. A Cochrane systematic review was conducted. Nine studies met the criteria for inclusion. Their topics included health behaviour (five studies), mental health (two) and social health (two). Actor-performed drama or theatre play followed by group activities was the intervention in five studies, and classroom drama in four studies. Four of the studies were randomized controlled trials and five were non-randomized controlled studies. Four reports gave the theory on which the intervention was based, and in eight studies at least some positive effects or changes were reported, mostly concerning knowledge and attitudes related to health behaviour. The diversity of designs and instruments limited comparisons. There is a need for well-designed and theory-based studies that address drama interventions in health promotion for children and families. The challenge is to find or develop a theory, which combines educational, drama and health theories with valid and reliable measurements to examine the effects of the intervention.

  16. Mexican American Profiles. Bilingual Biographies for Today. Level Eight. (United States)

    Nava, Julian; Hall, Michelle

    Short biographies of 26 Mexican American men and women are presented in this textbook for 8th grade students. The biographies reveal how each individual has made an impact upon the life of the Mexican American and on our society. Numerous occupations, professions, life styles, economic conditions, and different political points of view are…

  17. Ethnomusicological biography of the traditional folk musician: Biography of the gusle-player

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    Full Text Available With the development of ethnomusicology from a comparative discipline to an anthropologically oriented science there has been an increase in the significance of the biography of folk musicians as scientific sources. The intention of the anthropological thought to accept and theoretically consider human nature as open and dynamic, has been realized in the ethnomusicological plane through the understanding of music as a product of thinking and behaviour of a particular musician in given circumstances. The concept of an artist is especially complex in the field of oral music culture, where creation and performance are connected in one person and the transferring process involves direct communication. The attempt to overcome the dichotomy of the musicological and sociological, i. e. anthropological attitude in ethnomusicology by synthesizing concepts which involve music, culture and man has brought particular importance to the relations between individual biographies and 'biographies of the collective' - relevant historical ethnological, anthropological, sociological, culturological, religion ideological and other types of data. Observations enlightening the social side of the folk musician's personality make the necessary 'frame' for the biography: from 'objective' social circumstances which modelled it to the opinion of the cultural environment about his performing. The folk musician's biography oriented towards ethnomusicology involves the result of a critical evaluation of the picture based on the emic and ethic vision autobiographical data and the observations of others, primarily researchers. The complexity of a biographical discourse in ethnomusicology can be perfectly seen in the example of the gusle-player's biography, as a genre-determined solo role in the tradition. For studying the relation between a person and a style of music expression, concerning gusle-players it is important to bear in mind the change in the profile of gusle

  18. Global impact of Danish drama series

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    Jensen, Pia Majbritt


    In recent years Danish TV series have experienced a global export boom. This article maps the regional and global export patterns over the last fifteen years in order to assess the international impact of Danish TV drama.......In recent years Danish TV series have experienced a global export boom. This article maps the regional and global export patterns over the last fifteen years in order to assess the international impact of Danish TV drama....

  19. Taring advantages of drama therapy in individuals


    Filipková, Žaneta


    The first part of the bachelor's thesis deals with the mental retardation, determination, classification and etiology. It is emphasising importance of the education of the child with light mental disability, which is possible to be used in form of the therapeutic-formative intervention. The second part of the bachelor's thesis deals with the area of drama therapy that describes the therapeutic-formative approach. It refers to possibilities of application of the drama therapeutic techniques an...

  20. A Case Study of Drama Education Curriculum for Young Children in Early Childhood Programs (United States)

    Wee, Su Jeong


    This is a case study of drama education curriculum for young children taught by a drama specialist. Specifically, to understand unique drama teaching practices employed by a drama specialist, 9-week-long drama programs for one kindergarten and two 1st-grade classes were observed and the drama specialist was interviewed. Regular classroom…

  1. The Social Habitus of Drama: The Ontario Drama Curriculum in Theory and Practice (United States)

    Gallagher, Kathleen


    In this article, the author considers the place of drama in the formal curriculum in Ontario, Canada by considering its position in relation to curriculum theory and the texts that formally articulate it as a discipline to be taught in schools. The drama curriculum in Ontario aims to engage young people in activities and experiences that invite…

  2. Drama and Imagination: A Cognitive Theory of Drama's Effect on Narrative Comprehension and Narrative Production (United States)

    Mages, Wendy K.


    This article proposes a cognitive theory of how drama affects two aspects of language development: narrative comprehension and narrative production. It is a theoretical model that explicitly posits the role of the imagination in drama's potential to enhance the development of both narrative comprehension and narrative production. (Contains 2…

  3. The lived experience of volunteering in a palliative care biography service. (United States)

    Beasley, Elizabeth; Brooker, Joanne; Warren, Narelle; Fletcher, Jane; Boyle, Christopher; Ventura, Adriana; Burney, Susan


    Many patients approaching death experience hopelessness, helplessness, and a depressed mood, and these factors can contribute to a difficult end-of-life (EoL) period. Biography services may assist patients in finding meaning and purpose at this time. The aim of our study was to investigate the lived experience of volunteers involved in a biography service in Melbourne, Australia, using a qualitative methodology. The participants were 10 volunteers who had participated in a biography service within a private palliative care service. Each volunteer was interviewed separately using a study-specific semistructured interview guide. The transcripts of these interviews were then subjected to thematic analysis. Analysis yielded the following themes: motivations for volunteering; dealing with death, dying, and existential issues; psychosocial benefits of volunteering; and benefits and challenges of working with patients and their families. Our results indicated that volunteering gave the volunteers a deeper appreciation of existential issues, and helped them to be more appreciative of their own lives and gain a deeper awareness of the struggles other people experience. They also suggested that volunteers felt that their involvement contributed to their own personal development, and was personally rewarding. Furthermore, the results highlighted that volunteers found that encounters with family members were sometimes challenging. While some were appreciative, others imposed time limits, became overly reliant on the volunteers, and were sometimes offended, hurt, and angered by what was included in the final biography. It is hoped that the findings of the current study will provide direction for improvements in the biography services that will benefit patients, family members, and volunteers. In particular, our findings highlight the need to provide ongoing support for volunteers to assist them in handling the challenges of volunteering in a palliative care setting.

  4. The integration of creative drama into science teaching (United States)

    Arieli, Bracha (Bari)

    This study explored the inclusion of creative drama into science teaching as an instructional strategy for enhancing elementary school students' understanding of scientific concepts. A treatment group of sixth grade students was taught a Full Option Science System (FOSS) science unit on Mixtures and Solutions with the addition of creative drama while a control group was taught using only the FOSS teaching protocol. Quantitative and qualitative data analyses demonstrated that students who studied science through creative drama exhibited a greater understanding of scientific content of the lessons and preferred learning science through creative drama. Treatment group students stated that they enjoyed participating in the activities with their friends and that the creative drama helped them to better understand abstract scientific concepts. Teachers involved with the creative drama activities were positively impressed and believed creative drama is a good tool for teaching science. Observations revealed that creative drama created a positive classroom environment, improved social interactions and self-esteem, that all students enjoyed creative drama, and that teachers' teaching style affected students' use of creative drama. The researcher concluded that the inclusion of creative drama with the FOSS unit enhanced students' scientific knowledge and understanding beyond that of the FOSS unit alone, that both teachers and students reacted positively to creative drama in science and that creative drama requires more time.

  5. “The Invention of Fact”: Autobiography, Biography, Fiction


    Rowan, Lou


    Comparing the sources of a novel and a biography leads to the paradox that the freedom of fiction can allow a more “realistic” treatment of character than the restriction of biography to documented facts allows. The distinctions and the paradox are asserted to be less poignant and crucial in the light of David Antin’s theory of narrative and Johan Huizinga’s exploration of the play element of culture. La comparaison des sources d’un roman et de celles d’une biographie conduit au paradoxe q...

  6. Computers in the Drama Classroom: Exploring the Possibilities. (United States)

    Blum, Kathleen


    Discusses the role of computers in the drama classroom, considering advantages and disadvantages. Suggests possible computer applications to achieve goals in three areas: thinking skills, creativity, and drama. (SR)

  7. Character, Audience Agency and Trans-Media Drama


    Evans, Elizabeth


    Changes in the television industry with regards to the development of new media technologies are having a significant impact on audience engagement with television drama. This article explores how the internet is being used to extend audience engagement onto platforms other than the television set to the point where television drama should increasingly be reconsidered as trans-media drama. However audience engagement with the various elements of a trans-media drama text is complex. By explori...

  8. A self-psychological approach to the study of biography: the interplay of narratives in psychoanalysis and biography. (United States)

    Hershberg, Sandra G


    This chapter is an exploration of the psychoanalytic aspects of biography and the biographical aspects of psychoanalysis. The narratives that emerge from biography and psychoanalytic treatment incorporate elements of empathy, ideology (theory), and transference/countertransference and are co-constructed within an intersubjective field involving the subjectivities of both participants, the biographer and her subject and the analyst and her analysand. I will provide examples that demonstrate the way in which these processes play out in the biographical realm. Correspondingly, I will illustrate the way in which the analyst's biography and analysand's autobiography change in the course of the psychoanalytic treatment. Salient differences between biographical and psychoanalytic endeavors are also discussed.

  9. Mobile Urban Drama - Setting the Stage with Location Based Technologies

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    Hansen, Frank Allan; Kortbek, Karen Johanne; Grønbæk, Kaj


    the dramaturgical concept and introduces a software framework supporting drama writers in developing such Mobile Urban Dramas. Experiences with use of the framework are discussed with successful examples of real dramas that have been developed and performed by a Danish theatre group, Katapult....

  10. Preservice Mathematics Teachers' Perceptions of Drama Based Instruction (United States)

    Bulut, Neslihan


    The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of pre-service mathematics teachers related to drama-based instruction. For this purpose, effects of a drama-based mathematics course on senior class pre-service mathematics teachers' knowledge about drama-based instruction and teacher candidates' competencies for developing and…

  11. A Multimodal Discourse Analysis of a Yoruba Song-Drama (United States)

    Olateju, Moji. A.


    This paper presents a multimodal discourse analysis of a story that has been turned into a Yoruba song-drama, highlighting the ideational, interpersonal and textual aspects of the song-drama. The data is a short song-drama meant to teach children importunity, determination and hard work through persistence. The multimodal and narrative conventions…

  12. Drama's Potential for Deepening Young Children's Understandings of Stories (United States)

    Adomat, Donna Sayers


    The benefits of drama have been reported extensively in educational research literature; however, few studies provide an in-depth analysis of how drama is used in early childhood classroom instruction for readers who struggle with comprehension. The focus of this study is: How do young children build literary understanding through drama? This…

  13. Classification and Criticism of Nigeria Literary Drama | Iwuchukwu ...

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    Nigerian drama has gained prominent and permanent position on the world literary map especially with the winning of the Nobel Prize by Wole Soyinka. In spite of this, problems of definition and criticism of Nigerian drama still persists. The Relativist-Evolution controversies on the origin and classification of Nigerian drama ...

  14. Batswana audience and the Thokolosi television drama controversy ...

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    In February 2006, Botswana Television (BTV) screened a commissioned television drama series entitled Thokolosi. This drama series, which deals with witchcraft, is set in a. Botswana village called Bobonong. The contents of the drama series in relation to the village attracted criticisms from the public, which culminated in a ...

  15. Historical "Bad Guys": Biography as a Teaching Tool. (United States)

    Dietrich, Donald J.


    Describes a history course on the college level that uses biographies to help students connect important political leaders, such as Hitler and Machiavelli, to the time and place that shaped their actions. Reports on the effectiveness of the class. (RKM)

  16. Biographies of Eminent Women in Psychology: Models for Achievement. (United States)

    Furumoto, Laurel; And Others


    In order to recognize women's contributions to the field of psychology, biographies of Margaret Floy Washburn, Mary Cover Jones, Karen Horney, Susan Grey, Edna Heidbreder, Ann Roe, and Mary Whitton Calkins are presented. (BEF)

  17. Archaeological science and object biography:a Roman bronze lamp from Kavastu bog (Estonia)


    Oras, Ester; Higham, Thomas; Cramp, Lucy; Bull, Ian


    Objects imported over long distances often have rich biographies, not least a collection of bronze objects found in a peat bog in Estonia that included an elaborate lamp of Roman origin. Combining new scientific approaches with earlier observations and traditional archaeological analysis, the authors reconstruct the provenance, possible itinerary and changing use of the lamp over half a millennium, and across thousands of kilometres. They highlight its variable roles, from luxurious illuminat...

  18. Archival Sources for Legal Biography at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies


    Dawson, Elizabeth


    The article outlines archival sources for legal biography held at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, focussing on primary sources of information on individuals, including the Law Society and Bar Examination results. It also summarises additional sources which provide biographical information on legal practitioners and scholars eg. the archives of The Society of Legal Scholars and the Council of Legal Education, IALS institutional archives, The Bar Council, The International Law Associat...


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    Marija Vasiljević


    Full Text Available With "life history of things" approach, devel-oped by archeologists and anthropologists, as museolo-gists and heritologists we can identify meaning trans-formations of the same thing, from its creating till today. This "biography" approach suggests thing’s unforeseea-ble semantic potential. So, museum object is not just evidence of certain past, but it potentially testifies about all its pasts, i.e. realities. This premise is recognized as a starting point for insight and analysis of different memory cultures and its transformations through the thing’s "life", and for developing a fusion between herit-age theory and museology, memory culture and bio-graphical approach to things. We can identify presences and absences in collective memory and its ever changing interrelation, organized or spontaneous, with personal memory and memory of other groups, like family. Thus, (former museum object is potential testimony of its museum sojourn, professional, social and political con-texts of acquisition, interpretation, presentation and, at last, putting away in boxes, or of its shifting to another institution. These premises are examined on example of entirety of former museum objects from, now closed, Museum of Illegal Partisan Printing Offices in Belgrade, Serbia

  20. Mobile Urban Drama - Interactive Storytelling in Real World Environments

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    Hansen, Frank Allan; Kortbek, Karen Johanne; Grønbæk, Kaj


    This article presents methods and tools for producing location-based Mobile Urban Dramas. In a Mobile Urban Drama, the user becomes the main character in a play that is presented as a multimedia production (through audio, images, animations and videos) on the user's mobile phone and in the physical...... Mobile Urban Dramas. Dramas produced with the framework may span from pure art pieces to structured learning experiences, for example, biology learning framed in a thriller. Experiences from six dramas produced with the framework by a Danish theatre group are discussed. The results are general findings...

  1. Drama como Proposta de Compreensão da Clínica de Milton Erickson

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    Maurício da Silva Neubern


    Full Text Available The present work aims to offer, through the notion of drama, an initial ground to the understanding of Milton Erickson’s clinic. To Erickson, the notion of drama takes theater as a metaphor of human subjectivity, assuming that the actions of the person take place in a living scenario and are supported by symbolic plots that influence their relational nets, but are generally kept unconscious. This notion points to a complex relation between the person and the world, in which the actions, the production of meanings, the roles and the corporeity are crossed over by culture, including the participation of the person, who can become actor and author of his destiny, and of the therapist, who can build characters relevant to the scenario lived by the person. Keywords: drama; subjectivity; Milton Erickson; clinical psychology.

  2. Drama as a community engagement strategy for malaria in rural Cambodia [version 1; referees: 1 approved, 2 approved with reservations

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    Renly Lim


    Full Text Available Background: Countries in Southeast Asia are working to eliminate multidrug-resistant falciparum malaria, a major cause of mortality in tropical regions. Malaria is declining but transmission persists in many rural areas and among forest workers and isolated populations. In these remote communities, conventional health services and education are limited. Mobilising and educating these populations require new approaches as many people are illiterate and do not attend village meetings. This article describes a qualitative study to assess the feasibility of a drama project as a community engagement strategy. Methods: A drama project was conducted in twenty villages in Cambodia with three key messages: to use insecticide-treated bednets and repellents, to get early diagnosis and treatment, and to learn about risks of forest-acquired malaria. Qualitative interviews were conducted with the drama team members, village malaria workers, local health staffs and villagers, to explore the feasibility of using drama to engage the community and the associated challenges. Results: 29 people were interviewed, which included 18 semi-structured interviews and one focus group discussion. Analysis of the interviews resulted in development of the following seven themes: i exposure to malaria and engagement activities, ii readiness and barriers to participation, iii understanding and learning about malaria using drama, iv entertainment value and engagement method preferences, v challenges to community engagement, vi future participation and vii sustainability. The event saw a very positive response, with an encouraging average participation rate of 66%. The project faced several challenges including logistic problems, rescheduling due to raining season, and time- and budget-constraints. Conclusions: Our evaluation demonstrated that the drama project was feasible in promoting awareness and understanding of malaria prevention and control. Audience members perceived

  3. An Example of Large-group Drama and Cross-year Peer Assessment for Teaching Science in Higher Education (United States)

    Sloman, Katherine; Thompson, Richard


    Undergraduate students pursuing a three-year marine biology degree programme (n = 86) experienced a large-group drama aimed at allowing them to explore how scientific research is funded and the associated links between science and society. In the drama, Year 1 students played the "general public" who decided which environmental research areas should be prioritised for funding, Year 2 students were the "scientists" who had to prepare research proposals which they hoped to get funded, and Year 3 students were the "research panel" who decided which proposals to fund with input from the priorities set by the "general public". The drama, therefore, included an element of cross-year peer assessment where Year 3 students evaluated the research proposals prepared by the Year 2 students. Questionnaires were distributed at the end of the activity to gather: (1) student perceptions on the cross-year nature of the exercise, (2) the use of peer assessment, and (3) their overall views on the drama. The students valued the opportunity to interact with their peers from other years of the degree programme and most were comfortable with the use of cross-year peer assessment. The majority of students felt that they had increased their knowledge of how research proposals are funded and the perceived benefits of the large-group drama included increased critical thinking ability, confidence in presenting work to others, and enhanced communication skills. Only one student did not strongly advocate the use of this large-group drama in subsequent years.

  4. Inclusion of the personal biography in daily care – a qualitative study / Einbezug der Biographie in den Pflegealltag – eine qualitative Studie

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    Full Text Available In Switzerland, 39% of nursing home residents have a dementia related disease. Behavioral symptoms are increasingly observed as dementia progresses. These symptoms impair patients’ quality of life and are distressing to family caregivers and nurses. A person-centered approach, which includes the resident’s individual biography, reduces such symptoms. The most current literature describes how therapists include biographical information in designated therapies. However person-centered care takes place not only in specific activities. Nurses are responsible for their patients’ care 24 hours a day.

  5. African American Literature, 1989-94: An Annotated Bibliography. (United States)

    Miller, R. Baxter; Butts, Tracy; Jones, Sharon


    Contains an annotated bibliography of African American literature (published between 1989 and 1994), including anthologies, fiction, poetry, drama, criticism, cultural studies, biography, interviews, and letters. (TB)

  6. Newspaper Twitter: Applied Drama and Microblogging (United States)

    Wotzko, Rebecca


    This paper discusses the use of applied drama within the microblogging platform "Twitter" as a method to increase students' social media and news literacy. Online news sites are increasingly using "Twitter" as a source for eyewitness accounts of events or public opinion. "Twitter" offers users a simple way to publicly…

  7. Interactive drama in complex neurological disability management

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    Fenech, Anne


    Purpose. To establish whether interactive drama has any effect on the responses of people with complex neurological disabilities resident in a long term care facility. Method. This was a service evaluation using interviews with a group of 31 independently consenting long term care residents, and 27

  8. Mental Images towards the Concept of Drama (United States)

    Pekdogan, Serpil; Korkmaz, Halil Ibrahim


    The aim of this study is to examine the mental images of preschool teacher candidates related to the concept of drama via metaphors. We questioned these questions; "What are the metaphors or mental images of teacher candidates?," "Under which conceptual categories are these metaphors or mental images can be collected?" and…

  9. Interactive drama in complex neurological disability management. (United States)

    Fenech, Anne


    To establish whether interactive drama has any effect on the responses of people with complex neurological disabilities resident in a long term care facility. This was a service evaluation using interviews with a group of 31 independently consenting long term care residents, and 27 staff, and observations of engagement of 74 residents involved in an Interactive Drama Project (92.4% of those who had the opportunity to participate). Twenty five (81%) of the 31 residents interviewed reported a new atmosphere of community spirit, 29 (93%) enjoyed the rehearsals, 28 (90.5%) reported a state of 'flow' and 17 (54.6%) a perception of achievement. Fifteen (55.7%) of the 27 staff who completed questionnaires felt that the project had had a positive effect on staff-resident relationship. Twenty (64.4%) residents and 14 (51.7%) staff reported learning something new about others. The majority of participants with complex neurological disabilities were able to engage with interactive drama for some of the time. Therefore interactive drama offered residents opportunities for enjoyment, achievement, challenge and experiencing meaningful occupations.

  10. Drama and Learning Science: An Empty Space? (United States)

    Braund, Martin


    Constructivist teaching methods such as using drama have been promoted as productive ways of learning, especially in science. Specifically, role plays, using given roles or simulated and improvised enactments, are claimed to improve learning of concepts, understanding the nature of science and appreciation of science's relationship with…

  11. Pedagogy, Process Drama, and Visual Anthropology. (United States)

    Jensen, Amy Petersen; Ashworth, Julia


    Notes that media shapes the way young people contextualize their world. Suggests that process drama could be a pedagogical forum where theater practitioners and young people could use dramatic tools to explore the form and content of the omnipresent media in its historical, social, political, and personal contexts. Provides examples of what this…

  12. Drama Techniques in Modern Language Teaching. (United States)

    Crinson, James; Westgate, David


    Describes a continuum of types of drama activities to be used in second language learning. Activities near the top end of the continuum are more suitable for teaching the forms of the target language; activities near the bottom end are more suitable for teaching the functions of the language. (SED)

  13. An Approach to Teaching Modern Drama. (United States)

    Sullivan, Michael P.

    Problems arising in teaching drama to high school students stem from their lack of usable allusions--previous experiences and learning--which enable them to understand and appreciate any literary genre. In attacking this problem, one approach enables the student to cope by using two methods of association: reliance on emotional relevance and…

  14. Puppets Onstage/Drama for Everyone. (United States)

    Johnson, Maureen Brady; Roupas, Eva K.


    Describes a puppetry project a teacher developed for her middle school theater students, focusing on the step-by-step creation of puppets. Compares "drama for everyone" to writing across the curriculum, exposing students to myriad subjects. Discusses a project that built an advanced theater class around integrated learning, benefiting not only…

  15. Kierkegaard's Notions of Drama and Opera

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    Petersen, Nils Holger


    The essay focuses on Kierkegaard's treatise on Mozart's Don Giovanni (in the first volume of his Either/Or (1843), ascribed to the pseudonymous aestitician "A". It discusses the aesthetics of drama and opera, not least through A's understanding of (and comparison between) language and music...

  16. Underlying Constructs in the Development and Institutionalization of the Child Drama Field. (United States)

    Woodson, Stephani Etheridge


    Examines the invisible incorporation of constructions from the Victorian and Progressive eras regarding children, women, and theatre art, into the field of child drama. Discusses child drama as a moral calling; women and the gendered status of child drama; child drama as an amateur field; child drama as education in democracy; and the construction…

  17. Passionate Failures: Sontag's "Notes On Camp" and Its Implications for Process Drama. (United States)

    O'Hara, Elizabeth


    Examines how "Drama in Fractionville" (a process drama created by 3 college students) is an example of how classroom drama can manipulate a complex artistic sensibility to succeed in both artistry and education. Concludes that it is possible for classroom teachers and drama leaders alike to create drama-based lessons that ask students to…

  18. Review of Margaret Mahler: A biography of the psychoanalyst. (United States)

    Bergner, Sharone


    Reviews the book, Margaret Mahler: A biography of the psychoanalyst by Alma Halbert Bond (see record 2008-07778-000). This psychobiography tells an evocative tale of the late Margaret Mahler's embattled, difficult, yet highly productive life. Mahler was a developmental researcher and a psychoanalyst. Her delineation of the separation-individuation process dramatically shifted psychoanalytic developmental theory, altering psychoanalytic understanding of pathogenesis and treatment. Her understanding of the mother-child matrix, as well as her approach to studying it, directly affected psychoanalytic child therapy as well, focusing clinical attention on the moment-by-moment vicissitudes of early development and also upon the possibility of altering its course through therapeutic intervention in the mother-child relationship. The book suffers from a number of problems: the narrative is sloppy, marred by numerous jarring, obvious, even surprising flaws. There is tremendous repetitiveness-sentences and whole passages are repeated verbatim within several pages. There are multiple errors, inconsistencies, and contradictions, including in the chapter notes and bibliography. Along with this shoddiness, there is reliance upon antiquated, sometimes simply inaccurate, conceptualizations and definitions of psychoanalytic and psychological ideas. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

  19. Expanding Opportunities to Learn to Support Inclusive Education through Drama-Enhanced Literacy Practices (United States)

    Kilinc, Sultan; Farrand, Kathleen; Chapman, Kathryn; Kelley, Michael; Millinger, Jenny; Adams, Korbi


    This study examines how the Early Years Educators at Play (EYEPlay) professional development (PD) programme supported inclusive learning settings for all children, including English language learners and students with disabilities. The EYEPlay PD model is a year-long programme that integrates drama strategies into literacy practices within…

  20. The Views and Suggestions of Social Studies Teachers about the Implementation of Drama Method (United States)

    Celikkaya, Tekin


    Associating knowledge with daily life leads to permanent knowledge, which increases students' success in school. Drama is viewed to be one of the most effective methods that serves a purpose, and many researchers have determined that this method must be included at all levels of education. There are not much studies on social studies teachers'…

  1. Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills to Middle and High School Students through Interactive Drama and Role Play (United States)

    Graves, Kelly N.; Frabutt, James M.; Vigliano, Debra


    In response to the rising levels of school conflict, the present study investigated a new approach to conflict resolution for middle and high school students using interactive drama and role play called the Win-Win Resolutions program. The standardized curriculum delivered within the school setting includes strategies for self-control and anger…

  2. Women's Rights In Canada: A Sample Unit Using Biographies and Autobiographies for Teaching History Chronologically. (United States)

    Kirman, Joseph M.


    Provides a sample unit, "Women's Rights in Canada," that uses biographies and autobiographies to enliven the lessons. Suggests ways to introduce the topic at the elementary level. Provides bibliographies of films, human rights materials, Canadian resources, biographies, and autobiographies. (GG)

  3. Mobile Urban Drama: interactive storytelling in real world environments (United States)

    Hansen, Frank Allan; Johanne Kortbek, Karen; Grønbæk, Kaj


    This article presents methods and tools for producing location-based Mobile Urban Dramas. In a Mobile Urban Drama, the user becomes the main character in a play that is presented as a multimedia production (through audio, images, animations and videos) on the user's mobile phone and in the physical surroundings. The media files are linked via tags (2D barcodes/RFID) or GPS to the real world set as the stage of the drama. The dramaturgical concept is described, and a narrative architecture is introduced. It supports a rich variety of plot graphs implemented in a software framework that supports producing Mobile Urban Dramas. Dramas produced with the framework may span from pure art pieces to structured learning experiences, for example, biology learning framed in a thriller. Experiences from six dramas produced with the framework by a Danish theatre group are discussed. The results are general findings on the concept, the narrative structure, scenographic effects and tools for technical production.

  4. Contextualising diversity in TV drama: Policies, practices and discourses

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    Alexander Dhoest


    Full Text Available This paper discusses the representation of social minority groups in Flemish TV drama. After a brief review of academic literature on the topic, three questions are asked. First, 'How should diversity be represented?', discussing broadcasting policies on diversity as well as the opinions of minority groups. Second, 'How is diversity actually represented?' Beside quantitative data, this analysis includes a qualitative assessment of six recent TV drama productions on Flemish television. Third, 'Why is diversity represented this way' Here, production practices and discourses are analysed, using in-depth interviews with production staff in order to better understand their reasons and motivations. The findings show that diversity is addressed by public broadcasting policies, but that minority groups are unhappy about their portrayal. Indeed, quantitative research shows that they are generally under-represented, while qualitative research discloses a lack of diversity in these portrayals. Based on the interviews with producers, these representational patterns can be connected to a number of practical and dramatic considerations, which however do not excuse the lack of on screen diversity.

  5. Drama, Performance Ethnography, and Self-Esteem

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    Liam Antonelli


    Full Text Available Self-esteem affects learning, performance, self-worth, and quality of life, particularly in persons with dyslexia, or rather how students with dyslexia are mis/understood and supported. Dyslexia does not only affect literacy but also affects emotional well-being. Webb concludes that for children to feel successful, they need to become aware of their unique learning strengths to apply them effectively to strengthen weaknesses. Drama and Performance Ethnography (PE can be support strategies. Workshops were carried out with a group of adolescent youngsters with dyslexia. The aim was to provide a safe environment where they could find their voice and gain self-confidence through drama and PE to provide opportunities to address self-esteem and to provide insights for policies and practice. This article intends to listen to these youngsters’, also co-authors, and their parents’ narratives of this experience.

  6. The Trials and Tribulations of Anglophone and Hispanic Biography: A Personal Reflection

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    Paul Garner


    Full Text Available This article reflects on the evolution and the current state of An- glophone biography, focusing on the inherent and persistent tensions with regard to its definition, value, and purpose, and on its belated acceptance within the Anglophone academy. It also highlights the profound gap between Anglophone biography and the limited scope, practice, and academic mar- ginalisation of Hispanic biography.

  7. The Trials and Tribulations of Anglophone and Hispanic Biography: A Personal Reflection


    Paul Garner


    This article reflects on the evolution and the current state of An- glophone biography, focusing on the inherent and persistent tensions with regard to its definition, value, and purpose, and on its belated acceptance within the Anglophone academy. It also highlights the profound gap between Anglophone biography and the limited scope, practice, and academic mar- ginalisation of Hispanic biography.

  8. Performance and palliative care: a drama module for medical students. (United States)

    Jeffrey, Ewan James; Goddard, Jen; Jeffrey, David


    This paper describes an innovative 2 weeks module for medical students facilitated by drama educators and a palliative medicine doctor. The module incorporates drama, end-of-life care, teamwork and reflective practice. The module contents, practical aspects of drama teaching and learning outcomes are discussed. Various themes emerged from a study of Harold Pinter's play, The Caretaker, which were relevant to clinical practice: silence, power, communication, uncertainty and unanswered questions. Drama teaching may be one way of enhancing students' confidence, increasing self- awareness, developing ethical thinking and fostering teamworking.

  9. Global Export Patterns and Potential Impacts of Danish TV Drama

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    Jensen, Pia Majbritt

    Part of the panel 'Producing TV Drama in Small Nations: negotiating place and policy': For small nations the television industry, and in particular its drama output, performs a number of important cultural, political and economic functions. However, several structural challenges shape their telev......Part of the panel 'Producing TV Drama in Small Nations: negotiating place and policy': For small nations the television industry, and in particular its drama output, performs a number of important cultural, political and economic functions. However, several structural challenges shape...

  10. An evaluative biography of cynical realism and political pop

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    Kharchenkova, S.; Velthuis, O.; Berthoin Antal, A.; Hutter, M.; Stark, D.


    This chapter illustrates different regimes of justification by tracing the evaluative biography of two Chinese contemporary art styles, in order to explain their artistic and commercial success. The movements developed in the aftermath of the Tiananmen massacre, when censorship of contemporary art

  11. Notes Toward A Biography Of Ibn Abi Tahir Tayfur | Tourawa ...

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  12. Autobiography As Biography: A Commentary on Wole Soyinka's ...

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    This brief essay examines Wole Soyinka's Ake: The Years of Childhood as an autobiography that is equally a biography, which examines the lives of other persons outside the autobiographer's. The central argument is that Soyinka utilizes the novelistic mode, precisely mythologization as well as impressionistic and ...

  13. Collective Biography and Memory Work: Girls Reading Fiction (United States)

    Gannon, Susanne


    Collective biography draws on memory work methods developed initially by feminist sociologists (Haug et al., 1987) where people collaboratively examined the social and discursive resources through which they take themselves up as particular gendered subjects in the world. Their own memories become resources to investigate processes of…

  14. De-authorising a Biography: Suresh Roberts versus Gordimer ...

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    After authorising Ronald Suresh Roberts to write her biography and giving him access to her papers in order to do so, Nadine Gordimer changed her mind and withdrew the authorisation, apparently because he refused to make the changes for which she asked. The South African press made the most of this quarrel, and ...

  15. Biography as an Art: Selected Criticism 1560-1960. (United States)

    Clifford, James L., Ed.

    Forty-seven essays from five centuries of writings on biography are contained in this book. Selections are arranged under the following headings: "Before 1700" (9 selections), "The Eighteenth Century" (5), "The Nineteenth Century" (11), "Early Twentieth Century" (14), and "Mid-Twentieth Century" (8). Authors range from Francis Bacon to Leon Edel.…

  16. Biographies | Women in Science | Initiatives | Indian Academy of ...

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    Biographies of Women Scientists that have appeared in Resonance. Amalie Emmy Noether · Beatrice Tinsley · Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin · Florence Jessie MacWilliams · Henrietta Swan Leavitt · Marie Skoldowska Curie · Rosalind Franklin · Maria Goeppert Mayer · Edavaleth Kakkat Janaki Ammal; Grace Murray Hopper ...

  17. Olive Banks and the Collective Biography of British Feminism (United States)

    Weiner, Gaby


    This paper considers Olive Banks' work on charting the history and development of British feminism, and particularly her use of collective biography as a research and analytic tool. It is argued that while this has been seen as the least "fashionable" aspect of her work, it took forward C. Wright Mills' contention for one definition of…

  18. Portraits: Biography and Autobiography in the Secondary School. (United States)

    Fleming, Margaret, Ed.; McGinnis, Jo, Ed.

    Prepared by experienced classroom teachers from all levels, the articles in this book explain how to use biography and autobiography as a basis for the thorough study of a topic in literature, history, the social sciences, or other subject areas. The nine articles in the first section of the book use Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird…

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    Book Title: Nelson Mandela: A Jacana Pocket Biography. Author: Colin Bundy. Jacana: Auckland Park, 2015. 159 pp. Full Text: EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT · AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors ...

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  1. Naturalists in a Nutshell: 90 Minute Biographies of Eminent Scientists

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 3; Issue 11. Naturalists in a Nutshell: 90 Minute Biographies of Eminent Scientists ... Author Affiliations. S Mahadevan1. Department of Molecular Reproduction, Development, and Genetics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangaloft 560 012, India.

  2. Northern Ghana women in national politics: Biographies of Lydia ...

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    Although material has been scarce, it is intended that the re/presentation here will create space for deeper and broader sharing on their and other life-stories. Keywords: Politics, Women Parliamentarians, Life-story, Biographies, Political Party Studies in Gender and Development in Africa Vol. 1 (1) 2007: pp. 132-139 ...

  3. A televised entertainment-education drama to promote positive discussion about organ donation. (United States)

    Khalil, Georges E; Rintamaki, Lance S


    This article investigates pathways between the exposure to an entertainment-education (E-E) television drama called Three Rivers and positive discussion of organ donation among viewers of the drama in the United States. A cross-sectional survey was conducted using an online advertising for a period of one week. Survey participants included 1325 adults living in the United States, who had viewed the first episode of Three Rivers on television. Data were collected on recall of events in the storyline, perceived entertainment value, perceived accuracy of the presented health information, rejection of organ donation myths and positive discussion of organ donation and the storyline. Covariates were registration for organ donation, membership to the donation or transplant community and demographic variables. Results show that viewers with high recall of the storyline were more likely to reject myths about organ donation and engage in pro-donation discussions with others. Perceived entertainment value and perceived accuracy acted as mediators in such relationships. The insertion of accurate health information in television drama may be effective in promoting positive discussions about organ donation and myth rejection. Recall of events from the televised E-E drama Three Rivers, entertainment value and accuracy perception were associated with positive discussion.

  4. Special Issue: Using Drama to Improve Person-Centred Dementia Care (United States)

    Mitchell, Gail J.; Mistry, Bhavnita; Ballon, Bruce


    Background Person-centred dementia care guidelines emphasize the assessment of individual needs, and, where appropriate, the use of non-pharmacological interventions before resorting to pharmacological management. Yet dementia care is not consistent with these guidelines suggesting conceptual limitations and reliance on passive knowledge translation strategies. Aims and Objectives We implemented a 12-week drama-based educational intervention to introduce to dementia practitioners person-centred care that emphasizes the notion of embodied selfhood (defined as non-verbal self-expression). Design and Methods Focus groups and semi-structured interviews with practitioners (n=24) in two nursing homes in central Canada were undertaken to assess the effectiveness of the drama-based components of the intervention. Results Our findings suggest that drama was effective as an educational modality, and helped implement the person-centred approach into practice. Significant practice outcomes included: new awareness that residents’ body movements and dispositions convey meaning; seeking biographical information from families; increased time efficiency; and supporting residents’ independence. Conclusions Our findings make an important contribution to person-centred dementia care by broadening the notion of personhood, and by facilitating implementation using drama. Implications for Practice As an enhancement of person-centered care, the support of embodied selfhood may significantly improve residents’ quality of life, quality of care, and practitioners’ caregiving experience. PMID:20925717

  5. Music in Contemporary Nigerian Drama: A Functionalist Approach ...

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    From time immemorial, the relationship between music and drama has always been an intimate one. This is because music enhances the theatrical values of dramatic works. This paper identifies the complementary role which music plays to drama by tracing its very beginning to the manner of presentation in the traditional ...

  6. Drama as an Instrument for National Identity Formation | Ojemudia ...

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    Drama acts as a medium for information dissemination, communication, education, conscientization and entertainment. It is usually created, and its very creation determines what it is and what it does. Drama is created in such a way as to express meaning, feeling, and spirit so that the audience members will have an ...

  7. A Study on the Role of Drama in Learning Mathematics

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    Elahe Masoum


    Full Text Available Present educational systems needs modern strategies for teaching and learning. Mathematics education has to change for students in elementary schools. One of the modern strategies, it is drama activities. The drama is as empirical aspect of learning. The student may learn from what they are doing in drama. They are so active instead having a passive shape in drama, in fact, students are learning, finding experiences and new paths from drama as well. The students could find its capabilities, recommendations and strength-weakness points through the different drama. This study is looking to investigate the role of drama so that have a better understanding of mathematical concepts in Zahedan's girly elementary students (2011-12. This research is used on 36 three grade students through quasi-experiment method. The emerging results clearly showed that using drama in mathematics education has been better results against the traditional teaching. Then it seems that cited method is suitable for elementary students to learn mathematical concepts.


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    careful evaluation and a critical interrogation of the Nigerian. Drama and theatre for the purpose of ... allegory was an extremely durable technique that was already established in medieval painting, printed books, ... emotional incidents of familiar human situations”, and make ideas. “intimate and alive” (26). Drama is known ...

  9. Using Creative Drama to Facilitate Primary-Secondary Transition (United States)

    Jindal-Snape, Divya; Vettraino, Elinor; Lowson, Amanda; McDuff, Wilson


    Primary-secondary transition can be a period of extreme anxiety for some children, with lowering of self-esteem and confidence. Creative drama has been reported to enhance self-esteem and confidence. This paper explores the possibility of using drama to facilitate successful transition. It focuses on secondary datasets from six primary schools in…

  10. Understanding the Complexity of Social Issues through Process Drama. (United States)

    O'Mara, Joanne


    Attempts to capture the process of understanding and questioning deforestation through process drama (in which students and teacher work both in and out of role to explore a problem, situation, or theme). Notes that moving topics such as the destruction of a rainforest into process drama introduces complexity into social issues. Considers how…

  11. Promotion of Scientific Literacy on Global Warming by Process Drama (United States)

    Pongsophon, Pongprapan; Yutakom, Naruemon; Boujaoude, Saouma B.


    This project aims to investigate how process drama promotes scientific literacy in the context of global warming. Thirty-one lower (n = 24) and upper (n = 7) secondary students of one secondary school in Bangkok, Thailand participated in a seven-day workshop which process drama strategy was implemented. In the workshop, the students were actively…

  12. Becoming Characters: Deepening Young Children's Literary Understanding through Drama (United States)

    Adomat, Donna Sayers


    Learning through drama and other art forms enriches children's learning by expanding the possibilities for how children create and express meaning (Adomat, 2009; Berghoff, Egawa, & Harste, 2000). The arts are rarely suggested as a way of opening up broader understandings for young readers; yet drama has been shown to be beneficial in myriad ways…

  13. Drama as a Valuable Learning Medium in Early Childhood (United States)

    Brown, Victoria


    Theater arts encompass unique art forms comprising highly developed pedagogical applications apart from theater as performance. Specifically, the use of drama as a learning medium, referred to in the field as "process drama", is most emphatically applicable to the education of young children. Young children actively gain skills in…

  14. Religion and Latin drama in the early modern Low Countries

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    Bloemendal, J.


    This article explores the relationship between religion and neo-Latin drama in the Low Countries from the mid sixteenth until the early part of the seventeenth century and argues that the central importance of neo-Latin drama to the teaching of early modern students reveals much about contemporary

  15. Use of Drama Students as "Clients" in Teaching Abnormal Psychology. (United States)

    Gilliland, Kirby


    Describes the use of drama students to role play subjects of case studies in simulations of standard interviews in a college-level abnormal psychology class. Graduate drama students role-played clients in interviews with instructors or student panels. After the interviews, class discussion covered alternative possible diagnoses and possible…

  16. Concept of Witchcraft in African Drama and Negative Female ...

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    ... language gave birth to drama. Drama and theatre have over the ages been appropriated for diverse human purposes. It has at one point or the other of human development or civilisation been a tool for education, entertainment, propaganda, confrontation, opposition, socialisation, mobilisation and therapy amongst other ...

  17. An evaluation of a drama program to enhance social relationships and anti-bullying at elementary school: a controlled study. (United States)

    Joronen, Katja; Konu, Anne; Rankin, H Sally; Astedt-Kurki, Päivi


    Drama, theater and role-playing methods are commonly used in health promotion programs, but evidence of their effectiveness is limited. This paper describes the development, implementation and evaluation of a school-based drama program to enhance social relationships and decrease bullying at school in children in grades 4-5 (mean age of 10.4 years). Students (n = 190) were recruited from two primary schools with similar demographics and socio-economics in the Southern Finland and purposively allocated either to an intervention group or a control group. The drama program included classroom drama sessions, follow-up activities at home and three parents' evenings concerning issues of social well being during the school year September 2007-May 2008. Data on social relationships in the class room and experiences of bullying were obtained before and after the program using self-completed questionnaire from the same students (n = 134). The response rate was 71%. No differences in socio-demographics existed between intervention group and control group at pretest. The positive effect on social relationships resulting from the intervention approached statistical significance (p = 0.065). Moreover, the positive effect was found to be statistically significant in the high-intensity intervention classes (p = 0.011). Bullying victimization decreased 20.7 percentage units from pretest (58.8%) to posttest (38.1%) in the intervention group (p drama and theater methods in the classroom may improve children's social relationships at school.

  18. Variations of «Drama Historial» (Historical Drama in Lope de Vega

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    Joan Oleza Simó


    Full Text Available Starting from the presentation of the principles underlying the current research and that link it to previous studies —principles which deal with the concept and features of drama historial (historic drama in Lope de Vega—, the essay focuses on the distinction of two fundamental modes of drama historial: the commemoration of famous historical events on the one hand, and moral conflict analysis, almost always of private nature and exploding in specific historical circumstances, on the other hand. These two major strategies of significance, the one being characteristic of a collective memory, associated with the identity of the nascent nation, and the other one exploring private identity, their subjectivity and their conflicts, constitute the two major branches of Lope’s drama historial. In exceptional cases, this diversification of strategies can be seen with precision in variations on the same subject. Such is the case of plays dedicated to the figure of the king of Portugal João II, two of which, the First and the Second part of The Perfect Prince, are a clear commemoration of famous public events, in this case about an exemplary king, while the third, the tragedy of The Duke of Viseo, is a detailed analysis of an ethical-political conflict which stresses the clash of individual subjects, and especially that between the King and the Duke of Viseo. The differences in the dramatic strategies followed in these works determine a completely different image of the historical figure of the king, who appears as a perfect prince in the first and second dramas, and as a man capable of perversion and injustice in the third.

  19. Drama/Theatre in Education and Theatre as an Academic Discipline ...

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    Similar ambiguities also surround the nature, meaning and functions of drama as an educational tool. Scholars, literate and non-literate alike can hardly differentiate between drama and theatre; relationship between drama/theatre as a discipline and drama as tool for learning; the relevance of Theatre Arts as an academic ...

  20. Drama and the Representation of Affect--Structures of Feeling and Signs of Learning (United States)

    Franks, Anton


    The way in which school students represent affective aspects of human relationships in drama and what this reveals about learning in drama is the focus of this paper. Such an enquiry traverses the borders between affect, intellect, and physicality. Affect and its representation in drama have been themes in the history of drama and theatre and is a…

  1. The Effect of Creative Drama Activities on Personal Development of Housewives (United States)

    Aykac, Murtaza


    This research was conducted with the purpose of determining the contribution of creative drama to the personal development of housewives. The study group consisted of 17 housewives who attended the Creative Drama Course in 2009 at the Contemporary Drama Association (Cagdas Drama Dernegi) in Cankaya, Ankara. The qualitative method was employed in…

  2. Some observations on value and greatness in drama. (United States)

    Mandelbaum, George


    This paper argues that value in drama partly results from the nature of the resistance in a scene, resistance used in its common, everyday meaning. A playwright's ability to imagine and present such resistance rests on several factors, including his sublimation of the fantasies that underpin his work. Such sublimation is evident in Chekhov's continuing reworking in his plays of a fantasy that found its initial embodiment for him in one of the central scenes in Hamlet. The increasingly higher value of the scenes Chekhov wrote as he repeatedly reworked Shakespeare's scene resulted from his increasing sublimation of the initial fantasy and is reflected in the ever more complex nature of the resistance found in Chekhov's scenes, resistance that, in turn, created an ever more life-like, three-dimensional central character in the scenes. Copyright © 2011 Institute of Psychoanalysis.

  3. Depiction of seizure first aid management in medical television dramas. (United States)

    Moeller, Andrew D; Moeller, Jeremy J; Rahey, Susan R; Sadler, R Mark


    The objective of this study was to investigate whether medical television dramas portray proper seizure first aid. Episodes of the four highest-rated US medical dramas ("Grey's Anatomy," "House M.D.", "Private Practice," and "ER") were screened for the presence of seizures. "Patient" age, sex, semiology, and etiology were recorded. The appropriateness of seizure first aid management was determined by comparison to the Epilepsy Foundation of America (EFA) guidelines. Among 364 television programs, 65 seizures (in 59 individuals) were identified (30 males; 29 females). Seizures were primary or secondarily generalized tonic-clonic in 53 (81.5%) cases. Other seizure types included complex partial (5, 7.7%), simple partial (1, 1.5%), myoclonic (1, 1.5%), absence (1, 1.5%), and psychogenic (1, 1.5%). On 63 occasions (96.9%), first aid was performed by a health care professional. First aid management was judged appropriate in 21 (32.3%) seizures, inappropriate in 28 (43.1%), and indeterminate in 16 (24.6%). Inappropriate practices included holding the person down (17, 26.2%), trying to stop the involuntary movements (10, 15.4%) and putting something in the person's mouth (11, 16.9%). The first aid management of seizures performed by actors portraying health care professionals was inappropriate in nearly half of all cases. Inaccurate depiction of seizure first aid management may contribute to misinformation of the general public. The television industry could easily incorporate the simple first aid EFA seizure guidelines as a public service without sacrificing dramatic impact.

  4. A brief family and academic biography of Benson E. Ginsburg. (United States)

    Maxson, Stephen C


    This is a brief personal biography of Benson E. Ginsburg, my friend, colleague and mentor. This is personal in several ways. First, it is about Benson's family as well as his career. Second, much of what I write is based on discussions with Benson. Third, after 1960, Benson's story is a big part of my story. I have been there for more than 50 years as it has unfolded.

  5. Does the "script" need a rewrite? Is medication advice in television medical dramas appropriate? (United States)

    Cowley, M; Naunton, M; Thomas, J; Waddington, F; Peterson, G M


    Television medical dramas depict the healthcare industry and draw considerable interest from the public, while pharmacists play an integral part in providing medication-related advice to the public and other health practitioners in real life. The main objective of this retrospective, observational study was to assess the appropriateness of medication advice given in televised medical dramas and how frequently pharmacists were involved in providing the medication advice. Show selection was based on fictional series with a medical drama theme and having the highest viewership. Approximately 100 randomly selected hours of five medical television dramas (House, Grey's Anatomy, Nurse Jackie, Doc Martin and Royal Pains) were assessed for the appropriateness of advice given based on the medication indicated, number of safety checks performed, and the level of adherence to standard clinical guidelines. The appropriateness of medication advice was assessed as appropriate, mostly appropriate, partially appropriate and inappropriate using a piloted, 0-6 point scale. Other parameters recorded included patient demographics, health professionals involved, and the categories of medicines. Medications were mentioned on 424 occasions (on average four times per hour), including 239 occasions where medication advice was given. A pharmacist was involved in giving medication advice only 16 times (7%). Using the assessment tool, overall, medication advice was deemed to be appropriate 24% of the time, mostly appropriate 34%, partially appropriate 13% and inappropriate 7%. Although the medication advice given was often for the correct indication and the advice somewhat followed clinical guidelines, it frequently omitted adequate safety checks. Doc Martin had the highest mean appropriateness score, whereas House and Grey's Anatomy had the lowest. Medication was often used for the correct indication in television medical dramas; however, key safety checks were frequently omitted and other

  6. Friendship versus love in Ibsen's dramas

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    Full Text Available The article explores how friendships between men and women are presented in the dramas A Doll’s House, The Lady from the Sea, Rosmersholm and Hedda Gabler. Friendship is an important motive which functions to show women’s subordinate role in the bourgeois society in Ibsen’s time. Friendship seems to be a positive alternative relation to love and marriage for women, as it has the element of equality and freedom from traditional female roles. When love is declared, though, this hope is destroyed and it is revealed how all relations are involved in patriarchy and finances. Friendships also function for both male and female characters as an illusion and a convenient psychological cover for unpleasant feelings of guilt the characters are not able to admit or express. This functions in presenting the different cultural standards for men and women as it pertains to what are socially accepted of sexual feelings and experiences. In this way, we see how Ibsen, through his dramas, takes part in the important cultural debate on sexuality in Norway in his time, reflecting different arguments in this debate.

  7. North Korean nuclear negotiation drama

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    Kim, Jai Bok


    This book reports negotiation on North Korean nuclear among South Korea, North Korea and U. S. It includes an account about international issues on North Korean nuclear activities, a new aspect on the problems of North Korean nuclear, pressure on North Korea and startup for dialogue trying to solve problems by communication, investigation by IAEA, IAEA resolution and high tension on Korean peninsula with North Korean nuclear.

  8. North Korean nuclear negotiation drama

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    Kim, Jai Bok


    This book reports negotiation on North Korean nuclear among South Korea, North Korea and U. S. It includes an account about international issues on North Korean nuclear activities, a new aspect on the problems of North Korean nuclear, pressure on North Korea and startup for dialogue trying to solve problems by communication, investigation by IAEA, IAEA resolution and high tension on Korean peninsula with North Korean nuclear.

  9. Local noir and the regionalization of Danish TV drama production


    Hansen, Kim Toft


    In the paper I employ the concept 'local noir' as a location oriented concept for analyses of ‘localisation’ of crime fiction. Even 'port noir' (crime fiction in port cities) would be an interesting way to shift attention away from a very diffuse idea of 'the Nordic' onto an attention towards the actual process of placement in TV drama production. While Danish TV drama is often mentioned as internationally succesful, the opposite process of local TV drama is rarely mentioned, although the two...

  10. Small Screen, Big Tourism: The Role of Popular Korean Television Dramas in South Korean Tourism


    Long, Philip; Kim, S.; Robinson, M.


    This paper examines a popular cultural phenomenon originating in Korea which has assumed significance across Asia and beyond. This ‘Korean wave’ or Hallyu includes the circulation and consumption of Korean popular television dramas. An exploratory case study approach is presented to provide insights on the relationships between this phenomenon and patterns of tourism in Korea related to the wider concept of screen-tourism. The paper addresses the relative lack of attention to television progr...

  11. Danish Drama Series: An Export Success Cradled on the Domestic Market

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    Degn, Hans-Peter; Jensen, Pia Majbritt; Krogager, Stinne Gunder Strøm

    of world colonization or emigration – should remain an entirely insignificant player in the worldwide exchange of audio-visual content, and the case of Denmark’s rising recognition internationally is therefore particularly interesting. So, why does DR punch above its weight in this unprecedented fashion......? Based on artistic production dogmas introduced by DR Drama in the mid-1990s and since then continuously developed, DR drama series have become a Sunday evening ‘institution’ that often gathers between 1.5 and 2.5 million Danes (out of a population of 5.4 million) across all demographics. The production...... dogmas meant that both aesthetic and production values, production processes were improved, and artistic ambitions heightened, and most DR series have since then won critical acclaim domestically as well as internationally, where they have won a number of prestigious awards, including several Emmys...

  12. LCDR John A. Daley, USN: a biography


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    LCDR John A. Daley, USN served on three nuclear submarines prior to his orders to the Naval Postgraduate School in 1989. He graduated in 1992 with his Masters in Computer Science, obtaining the subspecialty code 0091P. He was appointed to the faculty of the Department of Computer Science following graduation, and has taught classes in User Interface Design, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, and Introductory Unix. Main interests include advanced user interface design techni...

  13. Realistic Drama: Modern Man's Search for Significance (A High School Curriculum Unit for the Gifted Students). Programs for Gifted Students. (United States)

    Girard, M. Phyllis

    One in a series of booklets on instructional units for gifted students, the document centers on drama for high school students. Objectives of the interdisciplinary course include increased awareness of the dramatist's role in society and greater sensitivity to the creative process. An introductory section examines the major differences between…

  14. An Approach to Bridging Classical and Modern Drama (United States)

    Levitt, Paul M.


    Employing Oedipus Rex'' and The Birthday Party'' as examples, the author demonstrates that literary criticism should give careful attention to parallels in format and content in the study of classical and modern drama. (RB)

  15. ‘Dogmas’ for television drama

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    Redvall, Eva Novrup


    the film and TV industry and ‘producer’s choice’. The article argues that while the strong talent behind the series and contextual aspects such as the recent interest in ‘Nordic Noir’ and new scheduling strategies for subtitled content by UK broadcaster BBC4 are important for understanding......This article traces the main concepts in the so-called production dogmas of the in-house drama department DR Fiction at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), which has recently produced acclaimed series such as Forbrydelsen/The Killing (2007–2012) and Borgen (2010–2013). The idea of putting...... the writer at the centre of the production process based on the concept of ‘one vision’ is highlighted as important to understanding the nature of the series from DR. The article discusses the concepts of public service ‘double storytelling’, organizing production based on notions of ‘crossover’ between...

  16. Entertainment-education radio serial drama and outcomes related to HIV testing in Botswana. (United States)

    Pappas-DeLuca, Katina A; Kraft, Joan Marie; Galavotti, Christine; Warner, Lee; Mooki, Maungo; Hastings, Phil; Koppenhaver, Todd; Roels, Thierry H; Kilmarx, Peter H


    Makgabaneng is an entertainment-education radio serial drama written and produced in Botswana to promote prevention of HIV. This effort is part of the national response to HIV/AIDS. Broadcast of the serial drama began in August 2001, and two new 15-minute episodes air each week. We examined associations between exposure to Makgabaneng and outcomes related to HIV testing, including stigmatizing attitudes, intention to be tested, talking with a partner about testing, and testing for HIV, among 555 sexually active respondents. The four measures of exposure to Makgabaneng were frequency of listening, duration of listening, talking about the program, and attentiveness to and identification with relevant characters. Data were collected approximately 18 months after the drama began airing. We found positive associations between exposure to the program and intermediate outcomes, including lower level of stigmatizing attitudes, stronger intention to have HIV testing, and talking to a partner about testing. Although associations were identified with all four measures of exposure, increased duration of listening was associated with more positive outcomes than the other measures. This finding suggests that longer term exposure to entertainment-education programming may be important for behavior change.


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    Olena Beskorsa


    Full Text Available The article is devoted to the problem of implementing drama techniques into the process of developing young learners’ rhythmic and intonation skills. The main task of learning the foreign language is using it as a mean of pupils’ communication in oral and written forms. The author proves that drama techniques integrate successfully all types of speech activities. It is specified that this method transfers the focus from teaching grammatically correct speech to training clear and effective communication. The author emphasizes on that sentence stress and speed of speech has the greatest influence on the rhythm. The application of these drama techniques are thought to increase primary school pupils’ level of motivation to master the language skills perfectly, it provides a positive psychological climate in English classes. The teachers’ role has a tendency to minimizing. They act as facilitators. In author’s opinion if they do impose the authority implementing drama activities into the classroom, the educational value of drama techniques will be never gained. It is also disclosed that rhythmic and intonation skills shouldn’t be formed spontaneously, the process of their development has to be conducted in certain stages (presentation and production to make pupils’ speech fluent and pronunciation clear, introducing the exercises based on drama techniques. At the stage of presentation the following exercises have the most methodological value: speed dictations, dictogloss, asking questions to practise recognizing word boundaries, matching phrases to stress patterns, marking stresses and weak forms, authentic listening. At production stage they suggest using exercises like play reading and play production. The following pieces of drama texts are recommended to be applied for teaching primary school children: jazz chants, poems, scripted plays and simple scenes from different movie genres. It is also proved that drama techniques and


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    Fabiano Tadeu Grazioli


    Full Text Available This article presents theoretical reflections about the drama text, its nature and its structure – dialogues and headings. First, this research shows some thoughts and notes that does not collaborate for the reading of printed drama text. Then, the opposite view is presented, with studies that allow us to think about the reading of the referred literary genre – and, more than that, can encourage this practice.

  19. An African (auto)biography: Ama Ata Aidoo's literary quest


    Pujolràs i Noguer, Esther


    An African (Auto)biography: Ama Ata Aidoo's Literary Quest és un estudi exhaustiu del que considero que configura la primera fase de l'obra d'Ama Ata Aidoo, escriptora ghanesa. El text que marca la primera fase del desenvolupament i consolidació de la veu d'Aidoo és Our Sister Killjoy or Reflections from a Black-eyed Squint, un text inclassificable genèricament i una presència indiscutible en la literatura africana anglòfona. La tasca d'escriure que envolta a escriptors/es es defineix per un...

  20. Narrative Voice and Hybrid Style in Burgundian Chivalric Biography


    Brown-Grant, Rosalind


    Critics are now generally agreed that the Burgundian chivalric biography known as the Livre des faits de messire Jacques de Lalaing (c. 1470) is a compilation of sources that draws on the conventions of both fictional and historiographical works of the period. Yet little attention has been paid hitherto to the precise narrative means by which the biographer, who was most likely a herald, sought to persuade his readers of the veracity of his account of the hero’s life. Close stylistic analysis...

  1. Life-crossroads on stage: integrating life review and drama therapy for older adults. (United States)

    Keisari, Shoshi; Palgi, Yuval


    This paper examines the contribution of a new group of therapeutic interventions for older adults, based on a rudimentary life-review intervention. The intervention includes narrative elements together with drama therapy. The current study examines the influence of this therapeutic intervention on key indicators of mental health and psychological well-being among older adults. Fifty-five people (n = 55), ranging in age from 62 to 93, participated in a before-after study design. The following indices - meaning in life, self-acceptance, relationships with others, depressive symptoms, and experience of successful aging - were compared between an intervention group (n = 27) and a care-as-usual control group (n = 28). Repeated measures analyses of variance showed a significant improvement over time in the experimental group. In addition, results also showed time-group interaction regarding the treatment's effectiveness for self-acceptance, relationships with others, sense of meaning in life, sense of successful aging, and depressive symptoms. Our findings confirm that the new therapeutic intervention, which integrates life-review with drama therapy, increases self-acceptance, relationships with others, sense of meaning in life, and sense of successful aging; in turn, it also decreases depressive symptoms among older adults. The contribution of this research is based on the development of a therapeutic intervention that combines narrative together with drama therapy tools, which can be used in focused and short-term group treatments with the elderly.

  2. Using Drama to Promote Argumentation in Science Education. The Case of "Should've" (United States)

    Archila, Pablo Antonio


    The purpose of this study was to use drama as a springboard for promoting argumentation among 91 first-semester undergraduate medical students (56 females and 35 males, 16-30 years old) in Colombia during a complete teaching-learning sequence (TLS) supervised by the same teacher. The drama used was the play Should've, written by Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann. The data was derived from students' written responses, audio and video recordings, and written field notes. This investigation provides evidence that an approach combining drama and argumentation could increase students' awareness of the relevance of ethics in science as one of the features of science (FOS). The findings show that the play Should've can be useful for promoting students' argumentation and is also appropriate for medical students. Future studies could include other science disciplines (e.g., astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, ecology, physics); students of other ages; and other plays and experiments in other parts of the world.

  3. The Role of Creative Drama in Improving the Creativity of 4-6 Years Old Children

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    Sedighe Momeni


    Full Text Available The present study examines the influence of creative drama on the creativity of 4 to 6 years old children. Accordingly, using a multi-stage cluster sampling, 52 children (21 girls and 31 boys, of district of Ahwaz city, were chosen and then randomly divided into two groups of experimental (33 people and control (19 people. The researched was directly involved in intervention as regarded the experimental group. The intervention group participated in creative drama activities for two months (15 sessions. The creativity level of the children in these two groups, before and after the intervention, was measured using the creativity test of Jean-Louis Cellier? This test includes verbal creativity, completing and interpreting the pictures that are determinative of creativity components, fluidity, extension, flexibility and originality. The data and the results were analyzed based on descriptive statistical and inferential methods such as frequency, mean, standard deviation and non-parametric rank (Kruskal-Wallis, Wilcoxon and the Spearman correlation. The results indicated that the creative drama significantly increased the creativity of children at the ages of 4 to 6.

  4. Portraits in medical biography: Alexander Pope (1688-1744), poet, patient, celebrity. (United States)

    James, Douglas


    Portraits are underused in the medical biographies of patients, yet they can illuminate health concerns and even health itself in many ways. Tying portraiture and medicine together analytically yields many insights into Pope's medical biography - from his response to satirical ridicule to his friends' concern for his health - without abandoning his portraits as works of 'art'.

  5. Guiding Inquiry with Biography Breaks and the C3 Framework: Can One Person Make a Difference? (United States)

    Young, Terrell A.; Miner, Amy Baird


    The purpose of this article is to explore how teachers can use biography breaks to address the National Council of the Social Studies C3 inquiry framework and in the process meet requirements of the Common Core State Standards. We begin by illustrating and explaining biography breaks. Then we introduce the C3 framework and explain as well as…

  6. "It's Just Plain Real!": Introducing Young Children to Biography and Autobiography. (United States)

    Duthie, Christine


    Describes how the author uses numerous books of biography and autobiography in her primary classroom. Demonstrates how these genres engage students in critical discussions focusing on issues of human experience, historical significance, and social concern. Offers a list of 47 recommended children's biographies and autobiographies. (SR)

  7. Artefact biography 2.0 : the information value of corroded archaeological bronzes

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    Nienhuis, J.


    The different phases in the life of archaeological objects can be described by artefact biography. This dissertation defines an updated version: artefact biography 2.0, and the life phases of Early Iron Age bronze studs from Oss-Zevenbergen, the Netherlands, are elaborated. Throughout the thesis,

  8. Interweaving personal biography and academic work: studying infertility anong 'others' and 'at home'

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    Gerrits, T.


    In this article I reflect on how in the last two decades my personal biography - having been confronted with the problem of not getting pregnant when I wanted to and having been able to overcome this problem by means of IVF - and my academic biography have been interwoven. While I acknowledge and

  9. Sports Biographies of African American Football Players: The Racism of Colorblindness in Children's Literature (United States)

    Winograd, Ken


    This is an exploratory study of racism in a genre of children's literature that has been largely overlooked by research and teaching in multicultural children's literature: sports biographies and, in particular, the biographies of African American professional football players. By examining the race bias of this genre of children's literature, the…

  10. Hegemony or Concordance? The Rhetoric of Tokenism in "Oprah" Winfrey's Rags-to-Riches Biography. (United States)

    Cloud, Dana L.


    Examines biographies of talk show host and producer Oprah Winfrey in which conventional narratives construct a token "Oprah" persona whose story reinforces the ideology of the American Dream, implying its accessibility to black Americans despite barriers inherent in a racist society. Develops theories of tokenism, biography,…

  11. Hesychios of Miletos and his Biography of Aristotle

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    Mikhail Egorochkin


    Full Text Available The paper consists of two parts. The first introductory part considers all the available testimonies about life and works of Hesychios of Miletos, the Byzantine historian and encyclopaedist of the 6th cent. A.D. The Introduction also contains a brief overview of the research literature on the issue. Some new assumptions are made about the dating and the purpose of the Roman and General History attributed to Hesychios. In particular, I suggest that the History was written in the early years of the reign of Justinian I and, perhaps, was intended for the upbringing and education of Hesychios’ son John. The second part of the paper contains a translation of the biography of Aristotle, which was attributed to Hesychios by V. Rose and which is believed to be a part of his Onomatologos or Table of Eminent Writers. The main value of this Biography is an extensive list of Aristotle’s writings. The translation is annotated and accompanied by an index of correspondences between the list of Hesychios and the two other extant lists of Aristotle’s works, belonging to Diogenes Laertius and Ptolemy-al-Garib.

  12. Using Biographies to Illustrate the Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Dynamics of Science (United States)

    Mori, Monica; Larson, Susan


    We describe using biographies in teaching a course about the intrapersonal and interpersonal dynamics of science, with an emphasis on the professional and personal experiences of women in science. In our course, Life of a Psychologist: Experiences of Women in Science, students examine biographies and scientific research written by female psychologists across the main research areas of psychology. Biographies by these female psychologists and research on the experiences of women scientists are used to highlight the intrapersonal and interpersonal dynamics of science. Intrapersonal dynamics refer to the changes that occur within a person, such as developing an identity as a scientist, having a voice, and achieving success. Interpersonal dynamics refer to exchanges between people, such as collaborating on research, mentorship, and balancing personal and professional lives. Qualitative data support using biographies in teaching about the dynamics of science. Suggestions for using biographies in other courses are provided. PMID:23493947

  13. Efficacy of ACA strategies in biography-driven science teaching: an investigation (United States)

    MacDonald, Grizelda L.; Miller, Stuart S.; Murry, Kevin; Herrera, Socorro; Spears, Jacqueline D.


    This study explored the biography-driven approach to teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students in science education. Biography-driven instruction (BDI) embraces student diversity by incorporating students' sociocultural, linguistic, cognitive, and academic dimensions of their biographies into the learning process (Herrera in Biography-driven culturally responsive teaching. Teachers College Press, New York, 2010). Strategies have been developed (Herrera, Kavimandan and Holmes in Crossing the vocabulary bridge: differentiated strategies for diverse secondary classrooms. Teachers College Press, New York, 2011) that provide teachers with instructional routines that facilitate BDI. Using systematic classroom observations we empirically demonstrate that these activate, connect, affirm, strategies are likely to be effective in increasing teachers' biography-driven practices. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.

  14. The effectiveness of drama therapy on preparation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children suffering from cancer

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    Ľubica Ilievová


    Full Text Available Introduction: The integral part of the treatment of pediatric oncological patients is a range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. These procedures are often associated with the fear and anxiety of the suffering child. We investigated whether a psychological preparation through drama therapy and the therapeutic puppet may reduce the anxiety related to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the preschool or early school children suffering from cancer.Methods: Twenty consecutive pediatric patients of preschool and early school age, with the diagnosis of lymphoblastic leukemia, were included in the study. The patients were alternatingly assigned to experimental or control group, and subjected or not subjected to drama therapy, respectively. We measured the changes in heart rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate as indicators of anxiety and fear, before and after the diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.Results: Heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate in pediatric oncological patients before and after the diagnostic or therapeutic procedure were significantly lower in the experimental group of patients.Conclusion: Our results show that psychological preparation using drama therapy and therapeutic puppet reduced the fear and anxiety related to diagnostic or therapeutic procedures in pediatric oncological patients.Key words: drama therapy; therapeutic puppet; children; oncology; psychology 

  15. 'The character rests heavily within me': drama students as standardized patients in mental health nursing education. (United States)

    Jacobs, A C; van Jaarsveldt, D E


    WHAT IS KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT?: Standardized patient (SP) simulation is an internationally recognized learning strategy that has proven effective in enhancing nursing students' competencies necessary for mental health practice. WHAT DOES THIS PAPER ADD TO EXISTING KNOWLEDGE?: A deeper exploration of the process from the perspective of SPs and more particularly drama students, revealed the complexity they need to navigate and the personal vulnerability they are exposed to when creating an authentic learning opportunity for nursing students. WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE?: Their vulnerability justifies deeper consideration of support, as well as research on the ethical implications of SP simulation. Nursing students need to be well grounded in therapeutic communication before engaging with mental health users. This should include opportunities to question personal frames of reference that could hinder therapeutic engagement with diverse others. In future, the drama students can be involved in scenario development to enhance the authenticity of simulations. Introduction The effectiveness of Standardized patient (SP) simulation in enhancing students' mental health nursing competencies is well published. Nevertheless, the believable and accurate portrayal of a patient with a mental health issue during SP simulation is complex. Though vital to the creation of safe authentic learning experiences, the perspectives of SPs and particularly of drama students involved in SP simulation are unknown. Aim The aim of this paper is therefore to explore and describe the experiences of 11 drama students engaged in mental health simulations for nursing students. Method A qualitative approach was taken and data were gathered using various techniques. Findings The content analysis revealed that these SPs negotiated three roles during this interdisciplinary learning experience, namely of a facilitator of learning, a drama student and the person within. Discussion The study

  16. The Lenin-Hobson Theory of Imperialism: A Didactic Drama in Five Acts. (United States)

    Light, Ivan


    This article presents an original drama depicting the Lenin-Hobson theory of imperialism. Students participate in the drama and critically analyze its contents in order to better understand the Marxist point of view toward capitalism. (JDH)

  17. MS in prose, poems and drama. (United States)

    Riem, Philine; Karenberg, Axel


    Presentations of MS in fictional literature have not been previously researched. This paper surveys and analyses these portrayals of the disease for the first time. Relevant works in English and German were identified by means of keyword searches in online public access catalogues and search engines as well as old-fashioned research. The neurological and literary evaluation of these 7000 pages of text combines qualitative and quantitative methods. Between 1954 and 2012 at least 55 literary works appeared with an MS motif (35 novels, 18 poems, one novella and one drama). The authors were predominantly female and a third of them suffered from the disease. Patients in the novels largely reflect real epidemiology as regards symptoms and disease progression, while diagnostic and therapeutic options play a secondary role. From a literary point of view, 'entwicklungsromane', 'relationship novels' and 'young adult books' can be discerned. MS is often portrayed in metaphoric language as the enemy: a demon, an animalistic being, prison or an abyss. The MS motif evidences a medicalization of the literature as well as a literary portrayal of anthropological experiences. Well-written novels can contribute to the de-stigmatization of MS and impart basic medical knowledge. © The Author(s), 2015.

  18. National elements in modern Irish drama

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    Lončar-Vujnović Mirjana N.


    Full Text Available The first performances of the Irish National Theatre took place in 1899. Soon after, in 1902, the Abbey Theatre took the role of the main national theatrical institution due to a small group of enthusiasts who believed that Irish drama could achieve European prominence. The main innovator of this institution was W. B. Yeats with his poetic and highly symbolic plays. In the plays he depicted historical events, the Celtic myths and legends from the folk past, and he also advised the other young Irish playwrights (Synge, O’Casey and others to do the same. He wrote guided by the idea that the Irishman need to know and discover their national identity and essence. Irish dramatists used some national legends, historical figures, aspects of traditional village life and wild nature of Ireland to express and to restore to life the sense of national oppression, traditional and cultural essence in modern time. The plays of already mentioned Irish playwrights are the expressionistic evidence of man's spiritual reality and the Irish consciousness through the process of national identity as the catharsis.

  19. Implementation of DRAMA in Macrocell Network

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    AHMED Afaz Uddin


    Full Text Available In this paper, Modified-Dynamic Resource Allocation Management Algorithm is implemented in macrocell network. Previously, the algorithm was developed for heterogeneous network with both smallcell and macrocell network. The increasing number of network nodes in wireless cellular communication has increased the demand of proper resource allocation in heterogeneous network. Inter-cell interference is still considered as one of the most challenging issues in vast deployment of mobile base stations in urban and sub-urban areas. In LTE and LTE-A network, spectrum sharing and leasing mandated by huge number of base stations (indoor and outdoor deployed, has an adverse effect on systems throughput and quality of service. Advances in resource management strategies has improved the interference scenarios in vast scale. A modified dynamic resource allocation management algorithm for macrocell network is proposed here to counter the intercell interference. Simulation environment is developed to study the performance of M-DRAMA for the marcoell network. The performance analysis shows that higher number of users get quality coverage at high node density.

  20. Creative Drama in the General Music Classroom: An Integrated Approach for Intermediate Students (United States)

    Stephens, April


    The following article provides strategies and suggestions for integrating creative drama into the general music classroom. Various learning theories and basic theatre concepts will be discussed. Integrating music and drama can be an engaging tool for various types of learners. The author provides a sample process drama lesson on Civil Rights…

  1. Pre-Service Teachers' Level of Problem Solving and Its Relation with Creative Drama Education (United States)

    Arslan, Suna


    This study seeks an answer to the question "Can Creative Drama programs be benefited from in developing the experiences of noticing educational and psychosocial problems and solving them in relation with the teaching profession?." The importance given to Creative Drama method in educational programs increases day by day. Drama education…

  2. Learning from an Artistically Crafted Moment: Valuing Aesthetic Experience in the Student Teacher's Drama Education (United States)

    Anderson, Elizabeth


    This paper takes the position that drama education falls within the field of aesthetic education, and involves learners in both creating and responding to the art of drama through a blending of thoughts, senses and emotions. The paper looks at aspects key to the experience of teaching and learning in drama within the aesthetic framework, and…

  3. Poltergeist, Problem or Possibility? Curriculum Drama in the Republic of Ireland (United States)

    Finneran, Michael


    Drama in Irish education is an enigmatic proposition, more observable in its absence than in its presence. This is at odds with the prominent status drama and theatre occupy in Irish society and cultural life. This article positions drama within the curriculums of the formal education system, contextualises the historical place and contemporary…

  4. Applied Drama and the Higher Education Learning Spaces: A Reflective Analysis (United States)

    Moyo, Cletus


    This paper explores Applied Drama as a teaching approach in Higher Education learning spaces. The exploration takes a reflective analysis approach by first examining the impact that Applied Drama has had on my career as a Lecturer/Educator/Teacher working in Higher Education environments. My engagement with Applied Drama practice and theory is…

  5. More than "Sluts" or "Prissy Girls": Gender and Becoming in Senior Secondary Drama Classrooms (United States)

    Lambert, Kirsten; Wright, Peter R.; Currie, Jan; Pascoe, Robin


    This article examines the relationships between the embodiment of dramatic characters, gender, and identity. It draws on ethnographic data based on observations and interviews with 24 drama teachers and senior secondary drama students in Western Australia. We explore how student becomings in year 12 drama classrooms are mediated and constituted…

  6. Designing Drama Activities Based on Nasreddin Hodja Jokes for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Classrooms (United States)

    Ekmekçi, Emrah


    Employing drama activities in foreign language classes has proved to help language learners improve their skills. Within the context of drama course offered in an English Language Teacher Education program in Turkey, the present study suggests some drama activities based on well-known Nasreddin Hodja jokes. The study aims to find answers to…

  7. Connection and Commitment: Exploring the Generation and Experience of Emotion in a Participatory Drama (United States)

    Dunn, Julie; Bundy, Penny; Stinson, Madonna


    Emotion is a complex and important aspect of participatory drama experience. This is because drama work of this kind provokes emotional responses to both actual and dramatic worlds. This paper identifies two key features of participatory drama that influence the generation and experience of emotion: commitment and connection. These features are…

  8. Performing the Future: On the Use of Drama in Philosophy Courses for Science Students (United States)

    Toonders, Winnie; Verhoeff, Roald P.; Zwart, Hub


    Drama is a relatively unexplored tool in academic science education. This paper addresses in what way the use of drama may allow science students to deepen their understanding of recent developments in the emerging and controversial field of neuro-enhancement, by means of a case study approach. First, we emphasise the congruency between drama and…

  9. Suggestions for an Effective Drama-Based EFL Course at a Korean University (United States)

    Reed, Jennifer; Seong, Myeong-Hee


    This paper aims to suggest pragmatic instructions for conducting an English course that focuses on speaking and listening skills through using drama as a language teaching activity. Recent research on drama in the ESL/EFL classroom has been about the benefits of drama and methods one can use, but research on techniques, activities, and methodology…

  10. Difficulties Students Face in Understanding Drama in English Literature at the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) (United States)

    Shakfa, Mahmoud Dawoud Ali


    The present paper explores the problems of English Language and Literature junior and senior majors, who are enrolled in a drama course at the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG). The course emphasizes the significance of drama. Morgan (1987: 7) defines drama as an "art of communication," which is essential in teaching literature. A survey…

  11. Seeing Feelingly: A Phenomenological Inquiry into the Mind/Body Experiences of Six Drama Students (United States)

    Nigh, Kelli


    What happened when six former drama students recalled their mind-body experiences in a drama class that they attended together, throughout their childhood and adolescence? This article draws from a phenomenological research inquiry that examined these drama students' recollections of various unique warm-up exercises. The warm-up was…

  12. Biography and Action: A Schutzian Perspective to Life-world

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    Hermílio Santos


    Full Text Available Starting with the discussion on free-will and action, this paper discusses how Alfred Schutz approaches these issues for the comprehension of life-world. After a brief overview on how contemporary philosophers as Ernst Tugendhat and Ulrich Pothast face these problem, it is argued that for Schutz action plays a central role in his conception of life-world. The article goes further and advocates for the importance of exploring individual biographies as a way to provide an accurate understanding of actions. By the end of this text, it is suggested that the biographical narrative approach, as proposed by Fritz Schütze, as well as by Gabriele Rosenthal, is an important contribution to the Schutz’ perspective of the life-world and to adequately explore the most different social phenomena.

  13. Virginity loss narratives in "teen drama" television programs. (United States)

    Kelly, Maura


    "Teen drama" television programs use sexual scripts that provide a framework for narrating virginity loss (Gagnon & Simon, 1973). Drawing on the work of Carpenter (2005), this study identifies the following sexual scripts in virginity-loss narratives: (a) the abstinence script, which places a high value on virginity and emphasizes delaying virginity loss; (b) the urgency script, which defines virginity as a stigma and virginity loss as necessary to maintain social status and affirm gendered identity; and (c) the management script, which suggests teenagers' sexual behavior is inevitable and focuses on managing the physical, social, and emotional risks associated with virginity loss. Reliance on different scripts resulted in varied meanings of virginity, characteristics of the storylines, consequences of virginity loss, and implications for sexually healthy messages. The narratives included positive components, such as contraception use and portrayals of consensual sex, but also contained problematic elements, such as a lack of female desire and underrepresentation of racial, ethnic, and sexual minority characters. This article suggests that an analysis of the sexual scripts used in virginity-loss narratives provides insight into both the messages about virginity provided to teenagers as well as the social construction of the multiple meanings of virginity.

  14. Ancient Writers’ Motifs in Spanish Golden Age Drama

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    Bojana Tomc


    Full Text Available In Spanish Golden Age drama we come across all forms of the reception of ancient writers’ motifs: explicit (direct quotation of an ancient author, where the quotation may be more or less complete, or a clear allusion to it, implicit (where there is no explicit mentioning of the ancient source, however certain ancient elements are mentioned such as persons, places, historical circumstances, hidden (where there is no clear hint about a literary intervention in Antiquity or an imitation of the literary excerpt or motif, as well as direct imitation (aemulatio or adaptation (variatio. In the Renaissance and Baroque there are almost no motifs, which could not be taken over from Antiquity without a transformation or innovation. If there is a close correspondence to the ancient motif, it is generally sufficient simply to mention it or employ a side motif as an illustration of a similar situation without elaborating the motif further or weaving it more deeply into the supporting fabric of the dramatic work. The ancient authors who contribute the motifs are numerous and diverse: Vergil, the Roman elegists Propertius in Tibullus, the lyric poet Horace, the comedian Plautus, the stoic philosopher Seneca, the historian Tacitus, the novelist Apuleius, as well as Greek dramatist Aeschylus and stoic philosopher Epictetus. The genres, which are a source for the surviving ancient motifs in the Golden Age in the selected authors, include literary as well as not-literary forms: epic poetry, lyric, dramatics, philosophy and historiography.

  15. Selective neurophysiologic responses to music in instrumentalists with different listening biographies. (United States)

    Margulis, Elizabeth Hellmuth; Mlsna, Lauren M; Uppunda, Ajith K; Parrish, Todd B; Wong, Patrick C M


    To appropriately adapt to constant sensory stimulation, neurons in the auditory system are tuned to various acoustic characteristics, such as center frequencies, frequency modulations, and their combinations, particularly those combinations that carry species-specific communicative functions. The present study asks whether such tunings extend beyond acoustic and communicative functions to auditory self-relevance and expertise. More specifically, we examined the role of the listening biography--an individual's long term experience with a particular type of auditory input--on perceptual-neural plasticity. Two groups of expert instrumentalists (violinists and flutists) listened to matched musical excerpts played on the two instruments (J.S. Bach Partitas for solo violin and flute) while their cerebral hemodynamic responses were measured using fMRI. Our experimental design allowed for a comprehensive investigation of the neurophysiology (cerebral hemodynamic responses as measured by fMRI) of auditory expertise (i.e., when violinists listened to violin music and when flutists listened to flute music) and nonexpertise (i.e., when subjects listened to music played on the other instrument). We found an extensive cerebral network of expertise, which implicates increased sensitivity to musical syntax (BA 44), timbre (auditory association cortex), and sound-motor interactions (precentral gyrus) when listening to music played on the instrument of expertise (the instrument for which subjects had a unique listening biography). These findings highlight auditory self-relevance and expertise as a mechanism of perceptual-neural plasticity, and implicate neural tuning that includes and extends beyond acoustic and communication-relevant structures. (c) 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.


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    Sylvia ROTTER


    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to highlight experiences and benefits of drama in education that have been developed through the project „The National Educational Initiative – Drama in education”. The project was carried out in 2014 in Romanian secondary schools by the Vienna Theatre for Children Association. The initiative addressed to children, teens and teachers alike. The starting point of the project lies in the research and methodology that were developed within the “School for Life” initiative of the Vienna Theatre for Children in 2008. The focal point consists in exploring the impact of play in education and learning. The two projects that are mentioned in the paper identified and evaluated the skills of the children and youth who got involved in the drama activities. The results showed cognitive, emotional and interpersonal progress in acquisition.

  17. Drama en geskiedenis: ’n voorlopige verkenning

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    J. L. Coetser


    Full Text Available This article attempts to establish a theoretical framework within which the relationship between drama and history may be traced. The theoretical framework is provided by the juxtaposition of Keir Elam's interpretation of possible worlds in drama and Fredric Jameson's three horizons of interpretation. The framework is subsequently applied to Afrikaans playwright N.P. van Wyk Louw's commissioned drama, Die pluimsaad waai ver. But, Jameson's interpretation of an ‘ideology of form’ (ascribed to his third horizon of interpretation is partly modified by the inclusion of postcolonial theory of literature. It is, consequently, possible to deduce that Die pluimsaad waai ver is, at least in part, a post-colonial text.

  18. The drama of resilience: learning, doing, and sharing for sustainability

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    Katrina Brown


    Full Text Available We discuss the use of participatory drama and transformative theatre to understand the sources of risk and resilience with coastal communities. We analyze and describe two performances developed as part of a project exploring people's resilience to extreme weather events and to coastal dynamics in the face of climate change. We examine the process of devising the performance, which used various elicitation techniques to examine what matters to people in times of change and how people are able to respond to changes now and in the future. We discuss how creative practices such as participatory drama may contribute to the understanding of resilience, challenge assumptions, and bring new perspectives. Finally, we discuss how participatory drama informs action- and solutions-oriented work around resilience, poverty, and change.

  19. Nilai-Nilai Sosial Pada Serial Drama Misaeng (Analisis Isi Muatan Nilai-Nilai Sosial Tayangan Serial Drama Korea “Misaeng”)


    Tumangger, Delilawati


    The title of this research is Social Values in Serial Drama Misaeng (A Content Analysis of Social Values in Korean Serial Drama Misaeng). The purposes of this research are to find out the scenes that contain social values and to find out the social values of Korean from the serial drama. Serial Drama Misaeng consists of 20 episodes, but researcher only analyzed 12 scenes taken from 10 episodes. These 12 scenes were selected by researcher because they are able to show the real depiction of soc...

  20. Goethes "Torquatto Tasso" als 'Vita-Nova-Drama' // Goethe's "Torquatto Tasso" as a 'Vita-Nova'-Drama


    Engler, Tihomir


    Ausgehend von dem Verständnis von Torquato Tasso als Künstlerdrama und der italienischen Pastorale-Tradition wird Goethes Drama in diesem Beitrag als ein ›Vita-Nova-Drama‹ gedeutet. Der Kernpunkt einer solchen Deutung liegt in Goethes Versuch, im Tasso auf der Folie des geistigen Erben der italienischen Pastorale lebenspropädeutische Hilfe an seine Zeitgenossen zu leisten. Diese erfolgt dadurch, dass er im Drama, durch den Rückgriff auf die historische Tasso-Gestalt bzw. den Renaissance-Stoff...


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    Ni Ketut Sudewa


    Full Text Available This study analyzed the poems and dramas created by W.S. Rendra which were published from nineteen seventies to nineteen nineties. Such an era was a period of time during which Rendra creatively created his literary works. Politically, the decade from nineteen seventies to nineteen nineties was an era during which the Authoritative New Order held the power and did not hesitate to take action against those, including artists, who bravely expressed their criticisms. It was in that repressive period of time that Rendra appeared as a poet who so bravely used the poems and dramas he created to articularize his social criticisms. This study aims at revealing the themes and consistency of the social criticisms expressed by Rendra in the poems and dramas he created. This study was importantly conducted as the social criticisms the literary works Rendra created were not only strong but are still currently factual as well.  Many researchers have analyzed the social criticisms the poems and dramas created by Rendra contained but none had analyzed such a topic comprehensively and consistently. This present study attempted to complete the studies previously conducted so that the ideas, thoughts and concepts expressed by him through his literary works can be more comprehensively understood and exceed the era when they were created. The theory of sociology of literature and the theory of semiotics were used to analyze the social criticisms expressed by Rendra through his literary works. The theory of literature was used to analyze the social criticisms by contextualizing the themes and era when he created his poems and dramas, and the theory of semiotics was used to analyze the meanings of the sign systems the two genres contained. These two theories were used at the same time and were supported by the other relevant theories such as the theory of politics, the theory of capitalism, and the theory of feminism. His dramas were analyzed before his poems so that

  2. The Reactional Biography Concept: Early Contribution to a Perspective for the Psychology of Aging. (United States)

    Delprato, D. J.


    Reviews J. R. Kantor's reactional biography concept in the context of published literature in the psychology of aging. Kantor's perspective is seen to be compatible with recent views and empirical findings in the psychology of aging. (Author/SS)

  3. Ethnographic Performance: A Change Agent for Drama Teaching and Learning (United States)

    Sallis, R.


    This article considers the ways in which an ethnographic performance can be an effective means of data generation, analysis and presentation for a researcher working in collaboration with drama teachers and students in an educational setting. The creation of the ethnodramatic play was part of a three-year Ph.D. educational ethnography conducted by…

  4. Multivocal Post-Diasporic Selves: Entangled in Korean Dramas (United States)

    Choi, Julie


    I interrogate my personal diaries documenting my life in New York, Beijing, Tokyo, and Sydney over a 20-year period. Taking bearings from Bakhtinian thoughts, I explore the emergence of my post-diasporic identity as a second generation Korean American through watching South Korean dramas. By conversing with journals kept over a 20-year period, I…

  5. Bridging Pedagogies: Drama, Multiliteracies, and the Zone of Proximal Development (United States)

    Macy, Leonora


    This article examines how one educator embraced Vygotsky's concept of the zone of proximal development (ZPD) while using drama to scaffold learning about Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax" for first-grade students. This learning event is interpreted with reference to the ZPD and the New London Group's pedagogy of multiliteracies. The author asserts…


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    Tengku Muhammad Sum


    Full Text Available AbstrakPenelitian ini sebenarnya ingin menelusuri bagaimana komunikasi politik yang terkandung dalam cerita naskah drama Panembahan Reso yang di tulis oleh Rendra. Didalam penelitian ini, menggunakan metode kualitatif dengan pendekatan teks konteks  dengan menafsirkan teks naskah drama itu sendiri. Dari penelitian yang dilakukan kita dapat  melihat komunikasi politik yang berlangsung dari Panembahan Reso yaitu, Suatu dialog komunikasi politik yang sangat keras dan tegas yang disampaikan  Raja Tua terhadap keadaan yang ada. Bahwa dia akan menghabisi semua lawan lawan politik, yang tidak sepaham dengannya. Hal ini sangat sesuai dengan dengan zaman kekuasaan rezim Orde Baru, dimana Soeharto berkuasa selama mungkin menggunakan Golkar sebagai mesin politiknya dan militer sebagai alat kekuatannya. Kata kunci:  Komunikasi politik, Naskah Drama Panembahan Reso.AbstractThis study aims to investigate politic communication that is used in script of Panembahan Reso, a drama by Rendra. This study uses qualitative method and close reading of the text itself.The result shows that politic communication in Panembahan Reso is a sharp and explicit script that is conveyed by an old King to a reality, which means he would any way he could to counter his opposition. The condition is similar with new order regime when Soeharto reigned as Indonesian President and used Golkar as his political vehicle and army as his power. Key words:  Politic Communication,Script,Panembahan Reso

  7. Toward a Chicano/Raza Bibliography: Drama, Prose, Poetry (United States)

    Romano, Octavio I. V. Ed.; Rios, Herminio C. Ed.


    Separated into 3 sections, this bibliography covers literature, drama, prose, and poetry (from 1965 to 1972) pertaining to Chicanos and La Raza. To obtain this material, all Chicano journals, newspapers, bulletins, and newsletters published in the Southwest were reviewed. Topics range from police brutality to the Vietnam War. The appendix gives…

  8. "Drama of the Soul": The Romantic Plays of Terence Rattigan (United States)

    McConnell, Scott


    Terence Rattigan is writer of psychological dramas whose unique works focus on the psychological issues and emotional conflicts of his characters. An analysis of three of Rattigan's most popular and influential works--"The Winslow Boy, Separate Tables, Ross"--highlights Rattigan's Romantic Realist focus on universal personal issues and…

  9. Educational Drama: A Model Used in a Business School (United States)

    de Villiers, Rouxelle; Botes, Vida L.


    This article considers the advantages, benefits, disadvantages and weaknesses of experiential learning through the use of educational drama (ED) to assist business students and academics to improve competencies required for their future roles in business. A review of the literature was undertaken. Simulated interaction (SI) and role-play (RP) are…

  10. Subtitling Historical Drama TV Series: Constraints and Considerations

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    Şirin Okyayuz


    Full Text Available Although there are a large number of books and articles on subtitling concentrating on different aspects of the endeavour, less attention seems to be devoted to the subtitling constraints and the possible strategies to be used in film and television series genres. For example, the subtitling of historical drama TV series, which have become very popular and reach a wide audience across the world, is a rarely studied endeavour. The following article is an effort to present a framework for the subtitlers of historical drama in consideration of the constraints of subtitling, as well as the features of the genre itself. Following an introduction about historical distance in translation, the linguistic, cultural and discoursal elements used in the production of the genre, the constraints of subtitling are exemplified with a comparative analysis of a historical drama and its subtitles into English. Particular attention is devoted to the translation strategies used in rendering registers and temporal and geographical varieties of language and, the strategies used to convey military, imperial, religious culture and social stratification. In conclusion, the study hopes to suggest points of practical use for subtitlers, concerning the subtitling of, what is explained in the study as, pseudo historical distance in historical drama and formulating a subtitling metatext

  11. 109 Strategizing Drama as Tool for Advocacy and Rural Development

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    Nekky Umera

    undertones, most of these organizations have failed to discover and employ drama/theatre as potent tool for the effective .... accept new innovations and changes. The Longman Dictionary of. Contemporary ... Development on the other hand is the end product of the success of advocacy. Citing contemporary paradigm shift, ...

  12. Drama in the Australian National Curriculum: Decisions, Tensions and Uncertainties (United States)

    Stinson, Madonna; Saunders, John Nicholas


    In September 2015, the Australian Federal Government endorsed the final version of the Australian Curriculum arts framework a document resulting from nearly seven years of consultation and development. "The Australian Curriculum: The Arts Version 8.0" comprises five subjects: dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts. This article…

  13. Improving the Perception of Self-Sufficiency towards Creative Drama (United States)

    Pekdogan, Serpil; Korkmaz, Halil Ibrahim


    The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of a Creative Drama Based Perception of Self-sufficiency Skills Training Program on 2nd grade bachelor degree students' (who are attending a preschool teacher training program) perception of self-sufficiency. This is a quasi-experimental study. Totally 50 students were equally divided into…

  14. Creative Drama: Enhancing Self-Concepts and Learning. (United States)

    Renard, Sue; Sockol, Kay

    This book presents activities designed to enhance components of a healthy self-concept in elementary school children. The first, second, and third chapters contain building blocks for techniques used in creative drama. The first chapter gives plans which establish group cohesion, teach skills needed for future lessons, and give facilitators…

  15. Teaching Audio Playwriting: The Pedagogy of Drama Podcasting (United States)

    Eshelman, David J.


    This article suggests how teaching artists can develop practical coursework in audio playwriting. To prepare students to work in the reemergent audio drama medium, the author created a seminar course called Radio Theatre Writing, taught at Arkansas Tech University in the fall of 2014. The course had three sections. First, it focused on…

  16. "Sukoon": Drama and Discovery in an Indian Jail (United States)

    Telang, Meghana; Starkman, Meredith


    In March 2017, Meredith Starkman and Meghana Telang, in collaboration with Khula Aasman Trust, entered a women's jail in Mumbai, India, to facilitate a drama workshop focused on the foundations of theatre performance. This article records their experience and the hurdles they faced, from unwilling participants to the height of Mumbai's sweltering…

  17. Women and Minorities in Television Drama, 1969-1978. (United States)

    Gerbner, George; Signorielli, Nancy

    This report presents an analysis of the characters created for prime time and weekend daytime network television drama and viewer conceptions associated with exposure to television. Data was gathered through 10 years of monitoring television programs, analyzing characters, and conducting surveys of child and adult viewers. Trends in representation…

  18. Radio drama adaptations: an approach towards an analytical methodology

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    Huwiler, E.


    This article establishes a methodology with which radio drama pieces can be analysed. It thereby integrates all features the art form has to offer: voices, music, noises, but also technical features like cutting and mixing contribute to the narrative that is being told. This approach emphasizes the

  19. Using identification in entertainment-education drama serials to ...

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    The study used two entertainment-education drama serials which were designed using Albert Bandura's theoretical framework to communicate positive messages of women's rights to real life audiences in select communities. The study sought to find out if there was any significant relationship i.e. identification between TV ...

  20. Drama in design : An open brief to design for wellbeing

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    Liao, T.; Person, F.E.O.K.


    This paper presents a design module in which student teams were challenged in an open brief to design for wellbeing. To design for wellbeing is difficult. Wellbeing is ambiguous, hard to define and highly personal. In the process of defining their own briefs, a drama workshop was set up to help the

  1. Television Medical Dramas as Case Studies in Biochemistry (United States)

    Millard, Julie T.


    Several case studies from popular television medical dramas are described for use in an undergraduate biochemistry course. These cases, which illustrate fundamental principles of biochemistry, are used as the basis for problems that can be discussed further in small groups. Medical cases provide an interesting context for biochemistry with video…

  2. The Function Of Elechi Amadi's Drama | Ngwoke | Lwati: A Journal ...

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    Elechi Amadi is well known across the globe as one of Africa's best story tellers and one whose penchant for traditional stories and unflinching liberal humanist approach to the philosophy of non-utilitarian artistry has remained remarkable. This essay examines Amadi's drama, and tries to ascertain the extent to which his art ...

  3. Operatic adaptation of drama scripts: Femi Osofisan's A restless run ...

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    This paper examines the process of adapting a drama script into an opera using an adapted work of a prominent playwright as focus with Hutcheon's theory of adaptation as our reference point. This paper uses the adapted work to analyze and judge the success of adaptation and also points out its short comings. In view of ...

  4. A Bibliography of Modern Irish Drama: 1899-1970. (United States)

    Mikhail, E. H.

    This book, comprising about 600 entries, is an attempt to compile a comprehensive general bibliography of modern Irish drama. Other bibliographies have been selective or have dealt mainly with individual playwrights, but this volume attempts to update and consolidate in one volume all the existing bibliographies containing secondary material, plus…

  5. Zulu Sofola's Legacy in Modern African Drama | Emenyi | Annals of ...

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    Zulu Sofola is undoubtedly the matriarch of modern African theatre. Her greatest contribution to African drama is the introduction of powerful women on the African Stage. But despite her persistent exploration of women's dilemmas in her plays, she has refused to see herself as a feminist writer. This work studies Sofola's ...

  6. Operational Sequencing: Coping with Contingency in Process Drama (United States)

    Nielsen, Thomas Rosendal; Hustvedt, Kjersti


    In 1979, Gavin Bolton posed a question that is still fundamental to the development of process drama: "Is it possible to steer a course that does not come down in support of any particular point of view but causes children to examine and re-examine their own views and values?" Inspired by Bakhtinian theory, Brian Edmiston developed a…

  7. Dialogical Drama with Puppets and Children's Creation of Sense. (United States)

    Bredikyte, Milda

    Dialogical drama with puppets is a specific method of revealing basic cultural values for preschool children. For this study, an interactive performance of a puppet show for young children was videotaped, along with a later performance of the same show by the children. The study compared the techniques used by the adult performers and the children…

  8. Byzantské "drama" Trpící Kristus

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    Fialová, Radka


    Roč. 23, č. 1 (2012), s. 30-45 ISSN 0862-5409 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GBP401/12/G168 Institutional support: RVO:67985955 Keywords : Byzantine drama * Passion of Christ * Ancient Greek tragedy Subject RIV: AJ - Letters, Mass-media, Audiovision

  9. The Place of Drama in Ritual African Theatre


    Figueiredo, Rosa Branca


    Ritual drama staged in traditional African festivals: large open spaces big enough to accomodate actors and audiences who are sometimes in thousands. The main determinant of location, however, is not just availability of space, but a place that is ritually significant in the experience of the people. At festival time this place assumes its metaphysical reality and is a piece of sanctified ground.

  10. Program Description, Goals and Objectives for Junior High School Drama. (United States)

    Stead, Martha

    This program guide is designed to serve as a reference resource for those involved with the teaching of drama at the junior high school level. Three elective, one-semester courses are described, with each description continuing a discussion of the goals, objectives, teaching strategies, and suggested sequences and time frames for the course. The…

  11. Drama in Life: The Uses of Communication in Society. (United States)

    Combs, James E.; Mansfield, Michael W.

    Bringing together 35 of the most notable contributions of authors such as Kenneth Burke, Erving Goffman, and Eric Berne, this book provides an introduction to the dramaturgical perspective of social actions. Selections stem from the conception that many "real-life" actions and events can most adequately be understood in terms of drama. Included…

  12. Empowering the Nigerian Child through Drama *Joseph Agofure ...

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    University Oye Ekiti in the 2014/2015 academic session; which this researcher was the course coordinator. ... photographs, video recording of drama activities, performance interrogation and interviews,” (202). ... If learning styles are matched with appropriate teaching approaches, then student motivation, performance and.


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    around him; and make a true assessment of his own self. It aesthetically expresses man's emotional-intellectual world in his relationship to the environment. National or personal identity is a direct result of the presence of elements from the shared activities such as drama performances, cultural practices and other common ...

  14. Navigating the Boundaries of Cultural Difference through Participatory Drama (United States)

    Winston, Joe; Lin, Mei-Chun


    This article presents a summary of a research project conducted in the UK and Taiwan, examining how two groups of primary aged children responded to the same set of drama lessons designed around a traditional Chinese story, "The Water Ghost" (in Chinese, ??). The authors summarise both the story and their research methodology before…

  15. 109 Strategizing Drama as Tool for Advocacy and Rural Development

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    Nekky Umera

    undertones, most of these organizations have failed to discover and employ drama/theatre as potent tool for the effective ... communities and how they can succeed in their mission and goals. To reach out to their target audience, therefore, more ... the newspapers, pamphlets, fliers, posters,. African Research Review Vol.

  16. Drama and Prophecy: The J. P. Clark Paradigm | Benedict | UJAH ...

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    This approach to dramatic creativity is an appropriation of drama as a veritable weapon of social reconstruction. No doubt it is a methodological product of the Marxist aesthetics which is home to theatre of Ideology, commitment and radicalism. J. P. Clark is one dramatist of the first generation of playwrights in Africa whose

  17. The stereotypical portrayal of female characters in the drama Mahlo ...

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    The aim of this paper is to examine the stereotypical portrayal of female characters in Xitsonga literature with special reference to Mahlo ya Nkwahle. The drama was written in the late 20th century. The main focus of Mahlo ya Nkwahle is on how three women influence one another to enrich themselves by killing their ...

  18. Biografie fittizie di personaggi storici. (Auto)biografia, soggettività, teoria nel romanzo contemporaneo [Fictional Biographies of Historical Characters. (Auto)biography, Subjectivity, Theory in the Contemporary Novel


    Boldrini, Lucia


    Starting from the observation that both biography and the novel have been declared to be in a state of crisis in the twentieth century, this book studies how the phenomenon of fictional biographies of historical characters (novels that re-write the life of historical personages) exploits these two crises in order to rejuvenate both the novel and biography. "Biografie fittizie e personaggi storici" thus analyses the relationship that this fiction establishes with the theory and practice of bio...

  19. Drama-based education to motivate participation in substance abuse prevention. (United States)

    Stephens-Hernandez, Aileen B; Livingston, Jonathan N; Dacons-Brock, Karen; Craft, Howard L; Cameron, Amura; Franklin, Steven O; Howlett, Allyn C


    The substance abuse prevention goal of the theatre production "TUNNELS" was to provide community education on substance abuse to an audience in Durham, NC and surrounding communities. The education effort intended to increase awareness and understanding of the risk and protective factors associated with alcohol and other drug use, and to promote pro-active behaviors in substance abuse prevention within the adult community. It was hypothesized that community-based education via drama would change attitudes toward alcohol and substance abuse, and increase participation in family and community activities aimed at substance abuse prevention. A focus group comprised of educators, substance abuse researchers and local substance abuse counselors developed "life stories" of users of alcohol and other drugs and a local playwright incorporated these and other experiences into a series of six vignettes. The production was publicized throughout the Durham area, and 700 adults attending the play signed a consent form and completed the pre-play survey. The participant pool was restricted to those adults who completed both the time-1 and time-2 surveys and resided within Durham and surrounding communities. Paired comparisons of mean responses were analyzed using a paired sample two-tailed t-test. A telephone survey three months after the play assessed attitudes toward substance abuse as a disease, and whether the respondents had increased their participation in prevention activities including discussions of the play with others. Viewing the play increased the knowledge base of participants regarding substance abuse as a disease, even though the audience demonstrated an appreciation of risk and protective factors prior to attending the performance. In the pre-play survey, participants indicated a strong opinion that parental involvement in teen life was important, and therefore this was not increased as a result of viewing the play. It was found that the drama increased intent to

  20. Drama-based education to motivate participation in substance abuse prevention

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    Cameron Amura


    Full Text Available Abstract Background The substance abuse prevention goal of the theatre production "TUNNELS" was to provide community education on substance abuse to an audience in Durham, NC and surrounding communities. The education effort intended to increase awareness and understanding of the risk and protective factors associated with alcohol and other drug use, and to promote pro-active behaviors in substance abuse prevention within the adult community. It was hypothesized that community-based education via drama would change attitudes toward alcohol and substance abuse, and increase participation in family and community activities aimed at substance abuse prevention. Methods A focus group comprised of educators, substance abuse researchers and local substance abuse counselors developed "life stories" of users of alcohol and other drugs and a local playwright incorporated these and other experiences into a series of six vignettes. The production was publicized throughout the Durham area, and 700 adults attending the play signed a consent form and completed the pre-play survey. The participant pool was restricted to those adults who completed both the time-1 and time-2 surveys and resided within Durham and surrounding communities. Paired comparisons of mean responses were analyzed using a paired sample two-tailed t-test. A telephone survey three months after the play assessed attitudes toward substance abuse as a disease, and whether the respondents had increased their participation in prevention activities including discussions of the play with others. Results Viewing the play increased the knowledge base of participants regarding substance abuse as a disease, even though the audience demonstrated an appreciation of risk and protective factors prior to attending the performance. In the pre-play survey, participants indicated a strong opinion that parental involvement in teen life was important, and therefore this was not increased as a result of viewing

  1. FOREWORD: Peter Clay Eklund: a scientific biography Peter Clay Eklund: a scientific biography (United States)

    Cole, Milton W.; Crespi, Vincent H.; Dresselhaus, Gene F.; Dresselhaus, Mildred S.; Mahan, Gerald D.; Sofo, Jorge O.


    , leading the charge forward. His work on fullerenes, starting around 1988, culminated in a book co-authored with Millie and Gene in 1996, The Science of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes [1]. Through careful sample handling and analysis, his group at Kentucky discovered the mechanism of photo-polymerization in fullerenes. In 2000, Peter co-edited the research monograph Fullerene Polymers and Fullerene Polymer Composites with A M Rao, a former student [2]. His group at Kentucky also performed the first definitive Raman study of the phonons responsible for superconductivity in alkali-doped fullerene compounds. Peter was awarded the prestigious University of Kentucky Research Professorship for his contributions to graduate education and research discoveries in carbon materials. In the summer of 1991, Peter held early discussions with his two long-time collaborators on the possibility of carbon nanotubes. These discussions inspired a talk by Millie at a fullerene workshop the next day concerning the possible existence of single-walled carbon nanotubes [3]. The first papers by Iijima on the synthesis of multiwalled nanotubes appeared soon thereafter [4]. In 1994, Peter measured an early Raman spectrum on a sample containing just 1% of single-walled tubes. On the basis of this early work, he convinced Rick Smalley to provide him with a proper sample of single-walled carbon nanotubes in 1996; this is the sample on which the highly cited single-walled carbon nanotube Raman spectrum was taken [5]. Carbon nanotubes then became a central focus of the Eklund group. Peter, Millie and Gene worked together on many aspects of carbon nanotubes, including the study of infrared-active modes, Raman active modes, Raman spectra for single-walled nanotubes, and the differences in the Raman spectra of semiconducting and metallic tubes. In 2009 they combined efforts to investigate phonons in graphene. Peter was also an entrepreneur. He started a company, CarboLex, to make and sell nanotubes in large

  2. Vermittlung sprachlicher Register durch szenisches Spiel nach Dramentexten von Bertolt Brecht (Using Scenes from Bertolt Brecht's Dramas to Further Acquisition of Language Skills) (United States)

    Lemke, Gerhard


    Describes the use of some modern German drama in 3rd-year foreign language classes. Following classwork and homework, the students improvised scenes. The handling of certain passages is discussed, including their use in intensive training in speaking. (Text is in German.) (IFS/WGA)

  3. Transcultural Experience and Multiple Biographies as a Research Topic

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    Maciej Falski


    Full Text Available Transcultural Experience and Multiple Biographies as a Research Topic Transculturality refers to the traditional understanding of culture as self-contained, concentrated around its own center and producing clear borders. “Trans” signifies the act of crossing; it signifies overcoming such borders. It looks at phenomena, people, and notions that are not limited to one communicational environment, but are represented in multiple locations, or contexts. Or rather—they cannot be fully ascribed to one “culture,” because they exhibit, traits of both (or more cultures. Culture studies often describe, also, people with “trans” life stories; it is not a matter of simple crossing of borders, living a bit in one environment and a bit in another. The point is that their sense of belonging is of a mixed, ambiguous character, and their identity is blurred. It is a question of practices that they draw from two or more sources, creating a peculiar amalgam characteristic of living “in between.” Transculturality, just like multiple biographies, means both partial belonging and dual belonging, which is very well illustrated by the case studies presented in the volume: they have in a way, varied roots, which means they bear unique, hybrid fruit.   Doświadczenie transkulturowe i biografie wielorakie jako temat badawczy Transkulturowość odnosi się do tradycyjnego pojmowania kultury jako samowystarczalnej, skoncentrowanej na sobie i wytwarzającej wyraźne granice. Przyrostek „trans” oznacza akt przekraczania tak wytyczonych granic. Kategoria transkulturowości skłania do patrzenia na zjawiska, biografie i pojęcia jako coś, co nie ogranicza się do jednego środowiska komunikacyjnego, lecz występuje bądź przejawia się w wielu miejscach i kontekstach. Można też powiedzieć, że nie można ich przypisać do jednej „kultury”, ponieważ reprezentują cechy dwóch (lub więcej wspólnot kulturowych. Studia kulturowe często zajmuj

  4. "Waiting on the words": procedures and outcomes of a drama class for individuals with aphasia. (United States)

    Cherney, Leora R; Oehring, Ann K; Whipple, Keith; Rubenstein, Ted


    Drama therapy offers an authentic medium through which people with aphasia can interact and share their experiences. We describe the rationale and procedures of a drama class, informed by the principles and practices of drama therapy, in which individuals with chronic aphasia conceptualized, wrote, and produced a play addressing their experiences of having, living with, and coping with the effects of aphasia. Sessions were cofacilitated by a speech-language pathologist and a drama therapist. We describe the drama activities and techniques in each of four distinct stages of a drama therapy process through which the group transitioned. We also summarize patient-reported outcomes of a representational group of seven participants. Subscales of the Burden of Stroke Scale and the Communication Confidence Rating Scale for Aphasia were administered before and after participation in the 18-week class. Means, standard deviations, and effect sizes were computed. Results indicated perceived improvements in both communication and mood. © Thieme Medical Publishers.

  5. Perjuangan Tokoh Aoyagi Koharu sebagai Single Mother di Jepang dalam Drama Woman Karya Sutradara Nobuo Mizuta




    Angelina, Buana Marchel. 2014. “PERJUANGAN TOKOH AOYAGI KOHARU SEBAGAI SINGLE MOTHER DI JEPANG DALAM DRAMA WOMAN KARYA SUTRADARA NOBUO MIZUTA”, Program Studi Sastra Jepang, Jurusan Bahasa dan Sastra, Fakultas Ilmu Budaya, Universitas Brawijaya.Pembimbing : (1) Eka Marthanty Indah Lestari, M.Si (2) Iizuka Tasuku, MAKata Kunci: Drama, Perjuangan, Single Mother, Masyarakat Jepang.Skripsi ini membahas tentang perjuangan single mother dalam drama Woman. Perjuangan merupakan sebuah USAha atau ...

  6. Slight Productions: An Introduction to Maria Edgeworth’s Comic Dramas (1817

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    Carmen María Fernández-Rodríguez


    Full Text Available Most studies on Maria Edgeworth’s oeuvre are centred on her Irish tales. Despite the growing interest in this woman writer, there is no research on her amateur theatricals. After a brief contextualisation of Edgeworth and the stage, this paper aims to describe and highlight the main features of Comic Dramas (1817, one of Edgeworth’s lesser productions. The volume includes three pieces (Love and Law; The Two Guardians and The Rose, Thistle and Shamrock which are set in Ireland and England. Apart from the presence of issues from her tales and educational manuals, what interests us here is that, far from upholding Anglicisation, the Anglo-Irish authoress defends community and an integrating British nation. Comic Dramas is admittedly tinctured by sentimentalism and social critique. For this reason, the examination of these pieces cannot be neglected to obtain a comprehensive panorama of Edgeworth’s vision of Ireland.

  7. Domestically Produced TV-Drama and Cultural Commons

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    From, Unni


    The Chapter elaborates empirically some of the aspects and means by which drama can occasion an articulation of cultural commons. Further, it explores explanations why audiences might retain a national perspective as a dominating frame of interpretation even though universal or late-modern interp......The Chapter elaborates empirically some of the aspects and means by which drama can occasion an articulation of cultural commons. Further, it explores explanations why audiences might retain a national perspective as a dominating frame of interpretation even though universal or late......-modern interpretation frames would be equally relevant. I argue that institutional policy and politically regulations of media in general, combined with press material and a flow of news articles, chronicles, reviews, interviews and portraits , may establish a dominating paradigm....

  8. On the Unruly Power of Pain in Middle English Drama. (United States)

    Nakley, Susan


    Late medieval culture tends to value pain highly and positively. Accordingly, much medievalist scholarship links pain with fear and emphasizes their usefulness in the period's philosophy, literature, visual art, and drama. Yet, key moments in The York Play of the Crucifixion, The Second Shepherds' Play, and The Tretise of Miraclis Pleyinge trouble the significance of pain and its relationships with punishment and performance; these works admit the unreliability of pain and fear, even as they harness the formidable power pain holds throughout Middle English literature. This essay analyzes passages from all three texts to demonstrate their deep skepticism about the signifying power of pain alongside their abiding investments in pain's utility. I argue that these texts ultimately challenge Middle English drama's dominant discourses of patriarchy and empire by way of their representations of pain.

  9. Modification of boundaries of wigs in HDTV period dramas (United States)

    Mitsumine, Hideki; Tanaka, Yoshiaki; Suzuki, Hideo; Tomura, Yoshio


    The set and makeup play important roles in achieving a realistic feel in television dramas. In historical drama sets in the days of the samurai, the degree to which wigs appear natural can particularly affect the overall quality of a program. This is an issue of special concern in the production of high-definition TV programs. The detailed and true to life reproduction that are the special features of HDTV actually make a natural look for wigs more difficult to achieve. This problem is currently addressed by meticulous work in the wigs that requires much effort and expense, and in some cases, restricts the freedom of the actor's performance. In response to this situation, the authors have been investigating a technique for correcting places in the video image that look unnatural by processing the image after the source video has been recorded. This paper is a report on the favorable results that have been obtained in computer simulations of the technique.

  10. "Spoilsport" in Drama in Education vs. Dialogic Pedagogy


    Ana Marjanovic-Shane


    In this paper I compare and contrast two educational paradigms that both attempt to overcome alienation often experienced by students in the conventional education. These two educational paradigms are embodied in different educational practices: First, Drama in Education in its widest definition, is based on the Vygotskian views that human cognitive, semantic (meaning-making), and social-emotional development happens in or through play and/or imagination, thus within the imagined worlds. Seco...

  11. Mediated Intercultural Communication Barrier in No Drama Zone! Group


    Lizal, Valentino


    This research study aimed to describe the mediated intercultural communication barriers in the No Drama Zone! group. This study is a qualitative descriptive type of research, with case study method. By doing in depth interview and observation, researcher found two barriers that generates other barriers in the group's mediated intercultural communication. The two big barriers were: language and physical barriers. Language barriers in this group generated two barriers, emotional barrier and pe...

  12. Plagued by kindness: contagious sympathy in Shakespearean drama. (United States)

    Langley, Eric


    This article considers Shakespeare's metaphors of transmission, contagion and infection in the light of period plague tracts, medical treatises and plague time literature. The author demonstrates how period conceptions of disease are predicated upon a notion of sympathetic transference and, consequently, how kindness, likeness and communication between characters in Shakespearean drama are complicated and fraught with period specific anxiety. This article situates Shakespearean literary texts within a precise historical and medical moment, considering how scientific conceptions contaminate dramatic text.

  13. South Korean historical drama : gender, nation and the heritage industry


    Hwang, Yun Mi


    Electronic version excludes material for which permission has not been granted by the rights holder From the dynamic landscape of contemporary South Korean cinema, one trend that stands out is the palpable revival of the historical drama (known as the ‘sageuk’ in Korean). Since the early 2000s, expensive, visually striking, and successful costumed pieces have been showcased to the audience. Now rivalling the other mainstream genres such as gangster action, romantic comedy, and the Korean b...

  14. Nursing students experiences of learning about nursing through drama. (United States)

    Arveklev, Susanna H; Berg, Linda; Wigert, Helena; Morrison-Helme, Morag; Lepp, Margret


    The ability to understand, interact and create a caring relationship with the patient is a core component in nursing. A shift in nursing education from traditional classroom teaching towards more experiential approaches should be encouraged as this will support learning that links theory with practice. The aim of this study was to describe nursing students' experiences of learning about nursing through drama. This qualitative study was conducted at a university in Sweden. Four focus group interviews were conducted with a total of 16 nursing students and the data was analyzed using a phenomenographic approach. Three themes with their attendant categories emerged through the analysis: "To explore the future professional self", "To develop an understanding of the patient perspective", and "To reflect on the nature of learning". In conclusion this study shows that the use of drama in nursing education can provide opportunities to explore interactions with others which can increase students' self-awareness and ability to reflect on their future professional identity. Acting in role as a patient can provide an opportunity to experience the patient perspective. Also clear was the importance of commitment and engagement of the students as a prerequisite for optimizing this form of learning experience through drama. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Comunidades de memoria y procesos de drama en la escuela

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    Jorge Arcila


    Full Text Available Este artículo examina las etapas iniciales del proyecto de investigación "Integrando drama y memoria histórica en la escuela colombiana: Una comunidad de drama y memoria en el aula", que tuvo lugar en la Escuela Normal Distrital María Montessori en Bogotá, Colombia. Los alumnos del grado 10º de la clase de teatro exploraron el significado pedagógico de la memoria colectiva y de la historia no oficial a través de prácticas de remembranza mediadas por herramientas dramáticas dentro de un contexto escolar. En el artículo se analiza la constitución de comunidades de memoria en el salón de clase y la indagación de memorias olvidadas (en este caso la historia de Manuel Saturio Valencia, uno de los últimos colombianos ejecutados por el Estado en 1907. Este proyecto de drama-remembranza revisa también el rol del docente y las concepciones y prácticas pedagógicas del ejercicio del teatro en la educación.

  16. Maximising Asian ESL Learners’ Communicative Oral English via Drama

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    Chamkaur Gill


    Full Text Available This paper proposes that activities based on a variety of drama-based techniques could be valuable in giving Asian ESL learners opportunities to use communicative spoken English confidently and without restraint during their time in English-language-speaking countries. These learners often get anxious when in situations where they are required to speak in English. Fears about making errors related to grammar, fluency and clarity that might cause them to be embarrassed stand in the way of unencumbered speech output. In addition, cultural issues linked to voice-projection and body language can hinder oral interaction in English and hamper their motivation to speak. They are, therefore, deprived of much-needed speaking practice. I find that drama lets my students speak communicatively, free of the dread of constant correction, in a relaxed and enjoyable learner-centred environment that appears to help diminish their anxiety and inhibitions. As a result, their motivation to speak increases, leading to extended speech production. Keywords: ESL, Asian students’ traits, communicative oral English, drama variations

  17. Biography, policy and language teaching practices in a multilingual context: Early childhood classrooms in Mauritius

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    Aruna Ankiah-Gangadeen


    Full Text Available Language policies in education in multilingual postcolonial contexts are often driven by ideological considerations more veered towards socio-economic and political viability for the country than towards the practicality at implementation level. Centuries after the advent of colonisation, when culturally and linguistically homogenous countries helped to maintain the dominion of colonisers, the English language still has a stronghold in numerous countries due to the material rewards it offers. How then are the diversity of languages – often with different statuses and functions in society – reconciled in the teaching and learning process? How do teachers deal with the intricacies that are generated within a situation where children are taught in a language that is foreign to them? This paper is based on a study involving pre-primary teachers in Mauritius, a developing multilingual African country. The aim was to understand how their approach to the teaching of English was shaped by their biographical experiences of learning the language. The narrative inquiry methodology offered rich possibilities to foray into these experiences, including the manifestations of negotiating their classroom pedagogy in relation to their own personal historical biographies of language teaching and learning, the policy environment, and the pragmatic classroom specificities of diverse, multilingual learners. These insights become resources for early childhood education and teacher development in multilingual contexts caught within the tensions between language policy and pedagogy.

  18. Time and death in compiled adab "biographies"

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    Kilpatrick, Hilary


    Full Text Available In mediaeval Arabic belles-lettres (adab, accounts of lives are usually made up of quite short reports akhbār. These akhbār. are arranged in different ways, one of which is chronological order, but the compilers of such accounts apparently accord relative insignificance to chronological order. This paper examines some "biographies" compiled by al-Ṣūlī and Abū 1-Faraj al-Iṣbahānī, showing that temporal progression can exist in a "biographical" presentation, either alone or more often combined with other ways of organising the material. It then focuses on the placing of subjects' deaths in life accounts and on how they are integrated with the rest of the material. In conclusion, I suggest that when temporal progression is absent in "biographical" presentations, this should be seen as reflecting a mediaeval Arabic approach to life writing which differs from modem expectations but has its own rationale.

    En el género árabe medieval del adab (bellas letras, los relatos de vidas están normalmente compuestos a base de pequeñas noticias (ajbār. Estos ajbār están organizados de distintas maneras, una de las cuales es el orden cronológico, aunque los compiladores de tales noticias dan aparentemente poca importancia a tal orden. Este artículo estudia algunas «biografías» recogidas por al-Ṣūlī y Abū 1-Faraŷ al-Iṣbahānī, y muestra que la progresión temporal puede existir en las presentaciones «biográficas», sola o junto con otras formas de organizar el material. En él se analiza también el lugar que las muertes de los personajes ocupan en el relato de sus vidas, y cómo se integran en el resto del material. En conclusión, propongo que si la progresión temporal está ausente en las presentaciones «biográficas», ello se debe a la manera característica que la literatura árabe medieval tiene de enfocar los relatos de vida, que posee su propia lógica, aunque difiera

  19. An experimental 'Life' for an experimental life: Richard Waller's biography of Robert Hooke (1705). (United States)

    Moxham, Noah


    Richard Waller's 'Life of Dr Robert Hooke', prefixed to his edition of Hooke's Posthumous Works (1705), is an important source for the life of one of the most eminent members of the early Royal Society. It also has the distinction of being one of the earliest biographies of a man of science to be published in English. I argue that it is in fact the first biography to embrace the subject's natural-philosophical work as the centre of his life, and I investigate Waller's reasons for adopting this strategy and his struggle with the problem of how to represent an early experimental philosopher in print. I suggest that Waller eschews the 'Christian philosopher' tradition of contemporary biography - partly because of the unusually diverse and fragmentary nature of Hooke's intellectual output - and draws instead upon the structure of the Royal Society's archive as a means of organizing and understanding Hooke's life. The most quoted phrase from Waller's biography is that Hooke became 'to a crime close and reserved' in later life; this essay argues that Waller's biographical sketch was fashioned in order to undo the effects of that reserve. In modelling his approach very closely on the structure of the society's records he was principally concerned with making Hooke's work and biography accessible, intelligible and useful to the fellowship in a context familiar to them, a context which had provided the institutional framework for most of Hooke's adult life. I argue that Waller's 'Life' was also intended to make the largest claims for Hooke's intellectual standing that the author dared in the context of the enmity between Hooke and Isaac Newton once the latter became president of the Royal Society. However, I also adduce fresh manuscript evidence that Waller actually compiled, but did not publish, a defence of Hooke's claim to have discovered the inverse square law of gravity, allowing us to glimpse a much more assertive biography of Hooke than the published version.

  20. Representacion E Identidad: Content Analysis of Latina Biographies for Primary and Preadolescent Children Published 1955-2010 (United States)

    Lara, Margaret A.


    This study discusses the results of a content analysis of 75 Latina biographies for primary and pre-adolescent students that were published over a 16-year period, spanning from 1995 to 2010. Significant to this study was how Latinas were represented in the biographies and what changes can be seen over time. Using a rubric based on research by…

  1. An experimental ‘Life’ for an experimental life : Richard Waller's biography of Robert Hooke (1705)


    Moxham, Noah


    Richard Waller's ‘Life of Dr Robert Hooke’, prefixed to his edition of Hooke's Posthumous Works (1705), is an important source for the life of one of the most eminent members of the early Royal Society. It also has the distinction of being one of the earliest biographies of a man of science to be published in English. I argue that it is in fact the first biography to embrace the subject's natural-philosophical work as the centre of his life, and I investigate Waller's reasons for adopting thi...

  2. Comparative Analysis of Korean Television Dramas between 1977 and 1987: Changes of Themes and Lifestyles of Characters. (United States)

    Min, Eung-Jun

    To examine how the contents of Korean television serial dramas have changed and to determine trends of their portrayals of male and female characters' lifestyles, a study analyzed Korean television dramas of 1977 and 1987. A sample of three channels' video--22 daily and 14 weekly episodes of 18 different television dramas during weekday prime time…

  3. University Students' Perceptions of an Activity-Based EFL Drama Course at a Korean University (United States)

    Reed, Jennifer; Aguiar, Bryan; Seong, Myeong-Hee


    This paper aims to investigate university students' perceptions of drama activities in terms of providing suggestions for constructing an effective drama class. A total of ten students who participated in Interactive English, an elective English course during the second semester of 2013 at a Korean university, took part in this study. The…

  4. Becoming Animated When Teaching Physics, Crafts and Drama Together: A Multidisciplinary Course for Student-Teachers (United States)

    Kallunki, Veera; Karppinen, Seija; Komulainen, Kauko


    This article examines a physics course for pre-service primary teachers in which physics, crafts and drama were taught together by connecting the standpoints of crafts and drama. The study was carried out by three university educators from these disciplines during an advanced optional course for student-teachers at the University of Helsinki in…

  5. The Speech Functions Used by Ibu Muslimah and Pak Harfan in "Laskar Pelangi" Drama (United States)



    This research investigates kind of speech function used in utterances created by Ibu Muslimah and Pak Harfan in "Laskar Pelangi" drama. Descriptive qualitative method is conduct for this research. The script of drama Laskar Pelangi was taken as source of data. All utterances produced by bu Muslimah and Pak Harfan as the data in the…

  6. "It Gets under Your Skin": Using Process Drama to Explore Race and Privilege with Undergraduate Students (United States)

    Simons, Sara M.


    This qualitative case study examined the use of process drama in an undergraduate Intergroup Dialogue and how the use of this drama-based pedagogy shaped participants' attitudes and understandings about race and privilege. The research focused on the creation of and subsequent reflection on improvised, episodic scenes and images structured around…

  7. Using Drama to Promote Argumentation in Science Education: The Case of "Should've" (United States)

    Archila, Pablo Antonio


    The purpose of this study was to use drama as a springboard for promoting argumentation among 91 first-semester undergraduate medical students (56 females and 35 males, 16-30 years old) in Colombia during a complete teaching-learning sequence (TLS) supervised by the same teacher. The drama used was the play "Should've," written by Nobel…

  8. Educating Rita and Her Sisters: Using Drama to Reimagine Femininities in Schools (United States)

    Hatton, Christine


    This article examines drama in relation to girls' education, and considers some of the ways in which drama might be applied in schools to challenge limiting hegemonic narratives about gender and support the emerging understandings and performances of femininities of adolescent girls. It reports on case study research conducted with a Year 9 Drama…

  9. Getting the Message Across: Does the Use of Drama Aid Education in Palliative Care? (United States)

    O'Connor, Margaret; Abbott, Jo-Anne; Recoche, Katrina


    Drama is a promising means of delivering educational messages in palliative care. Research studies have found drama to be an effective means of delivering educational messages in other domains of learning, such as teaching health education to children and adults and engaging the general public in health policy development. This paper discusses the…

  10. The Effect of Creative Drama Activities on Candidate Teachers' Self- Directed Skills (United States)

    Kosucu, Emine; Hursen, Cigdem


    This research aimed to specify the effect of creative drama activities on candidate teachers' self-directed skills. 35 candidate teachers participated in this study in which a mixture of a qualitative and quantitative method was used. The results obtained from the research showed that creative drama activities are effective on candidate teachers'…

  11. The Blended Space between Third and First Person Learning: Drama, Cognition and Transfer (United States)

    Duffy, Peter B.


    This essay considers whether the neuroscientific concepts of conceptual blending (from cognitive linguistics) embodiment and analogy offer insights into why and how drama-based pedagogies strengthen classroom learning. Pilot writing samples from eight-and nine-year-old students suggest that conceptual blending is enhanced through drama-based…

  12. Relations of Power and Drama in Education: The Teacher and Foucault. (United States)

    Styslinger, Mary E.


    Asserts that the numerous advantages of interweaving drama into education are not being fully utilized. Inspired by Foucalt, it is this paper's intent to unmask the discursive practices inherent in drama as they occur in education. Power relations are revealed. Subjects are exposed. Strategies are unraveled. Resistance to controlling ideology and…

  13. The Construction and Pilot Application of a Scoring Rubric for Creative Drama Lesson Planning (United States)

    Korkut, Perihan


    Instructional planning is an important part of successful teaching. Therefore, quality lesson planning is accepted as an important indicator of teacher knowledge and ability. This is no different for creative drama. Although drama is strongly rooted in the participating group's creativity and spontaneity, its success depends on a careful and…

  14. Theatre/Drama and the Development of the Greek Curriculum: Coercion or Liberty? (United States)

    Giannouli, Panagiota-Betty


    This vignette focuses on Theatre/Drama in the Greek curriculum. Issues for consideration are presented, such as the minimal space for active learning through theatre, the limited opportunity of teachers to work as critical pedagogues and the problematic conceptual framework. A main issue is the fragmented implementation as Theatre/Drama is not…

  15. The Influence of Classroom Drama on Teachers' Language and Students' On-Task Behavior (United States)

    Anderson, Alida; Berry, Katherine


    Teacher language and students' on-task behavior were examined in language arts lessons with and without classroom drama in two self-contained third grade classrooms for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Language arts lessons that integrated classroom drama were associated with significantly higher…

  16. The Use of Drama in Socio-Scientific Inquiry-Based Learning

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    Verhoeff, R.P.

    Drama is relatively unexplored in academic science education. This chapter addresses in what way drama may allow science students to explore socio-scientific issues on neuro-technologies. We connect to the educational framework, socio-scientific inquiry-based learning (SSIBL), which integrates

  17. A Televised Entertainment-Education Drama to Promote Positive Discussion about Organ Donation (United States)

    Khalil, Georges E.; Rintamaki, Lance S.


    This article investigates pathways between the exposure to an entertainment-education (E-E) television drama called "Three Rivers" and positive discussion of organ donation among viewers of the drama in the United States. A cross-sectional survey was conducted using an online advertising for a period of one week. Survey participants…

  18. A Comparative Literature Review of the Studies on Drama in English Language Teaching in Turkey (United States)

    Ustuk, Özgehan; Inan, Dilek


    This study presents a comparative literature review of the research studies related to the effects of drama in teaching English as a foreign language. First, the study explains drama in education with regard to foreign language education. In a narrative review design, it demonstrates international studies in four categories under which the…

  19. What Are Disciplinary Literacies in Dance and Drama in the Elementary Grades? (United States)

    Frambaugh-Kritzer, Charlotte; Buelow, Stephanie; Simpson Steele, Jamie


    Disciplinary literacies in dance and drama are underrepresented in classrooms and in scholarship, especially at the elementary level. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine how preservice teachers constructed meaning of the disciplinary literacies in dance and drama. The theoretical framework guiding this study was drawn from…

  20. GENDER AND THE PERSONAL IN POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY Observations from a Dutch Perspective

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    Bosch, Mineke


    This article explores the differential meanings of "personal life" in political biographies of men and women, mainly based upon Dutch examples, but making use of international literature. Though there has been a tendency to use personal detail only as a means to advertise and popularize

  1. Going to School with Madame Curie and Mr. Einstein: Gender Roles in Children's Science Biographies (United States)

    Owens, Trevor


    One of the first places children encounter science and scientists is children's literature. Children's books about science and scientists have, however, received limited scholarly attention. By exploring the history of children's biographies of Marie Curie and Albert Einstein, the two most written about scientist in children's literature, this…

  2. The Gendering of Albert Einstein and Marie Curie in Children's Biographies: Some Tensions (United States)

    Wilson, Rachel E.; Jarrard, Amber R.; Tippins, Deborah J.


    Few twentieth century scientists have generated as much interest as Albert Einstein and Marie Currie. Their lives are centrally depicted in numerous children's biographies of famous scientists. Yet their stories reflect interesting paradoxes and tacit sets of unexplored sociocultural assumptions about gender in science education and the larger…

  3. Book Review: Vivien Allen, "Lady Trader – A biography of Mrs Sarah ...

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    VIVIEN ALLEN Lady Trader – A biography of Mrs Sarah Heckford (Second Edition) Protea Book House, Pretoria 2010. Soft cover, index, foreword, index of names of persons and places, 307 pp. Illustrations – photographs, paintings and drawings, 12 pp. ISBN 978-1-86919-337-7. R225 ...

  4. LifeStories--Biography and Autobiography as Healing Tools for Adults with Mental Illness. (United States)

    Alschuler, Mari


    Describes how, through oral story telling, writing biographies, autobiographies and creating fictional characters, adults with mental illness were gently directed to focus and explore one significant person or period of their own lives, to develop their sense of self and ego strengths, and to connect to important others in their lives. (SR)

  5. "Working Lives": The Use of Auto/Biography in the Development of a Sociological Imagination (United States)

    Stephenson, Carol; Stirling, John; Wray, David


    This article critically evaluates the attempt of the authors to develop a sociological imagination within first-year undergraduate students studying the discipline of sociology at a British university. Through a sociological analysis of biography and autobiography (of both teachers and students), we attempted to create a quality of mind that would…

  6. Lessons in writing the biography of the crossover poet, Olga Kirsch ...

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    Olga Kirsch was an English-speaking Jewess who wrote and published poetry in Afrikaans. As such she exemplifies a crossover poet who introduces the voice of the other into a national canon—in her case, the only Jewish voice in Afrikaans poetry. Three questions were raised in the research and writing of her biography.

  7. Disrupting the Official Curriculum: Cultural Biography and the Curriculum Decision Making of Latino Preservice Teachers (United States)

    Salinas, Cinthia; Castro, Antonio J.


    This multiple case study traces the influence of cultural biographies on the curriculum decision making of two Latino preservice teachers who student taught in standards-based schools. These participants drew on their personal and cultural experiences to disrupt the "official" curriculum, which they believed failed to address fundamental issues of…

  8. A Not-so-Hidden Curriculum: Using Auto/Biographies to Teach Educational History (United States)

    Bailey, Lucy E.


    Autobiography and biography are productive genres for exploring historical events and processes, even as such works have sometimes held a peripheral role in the "community" of history of education scholarship. This paper focuses on the pedagogical productivity and challenges of a recent graduate course the author offered in…

  9. Subjectivity as a play of territorialization: Exploring affective attachments to place through collective biography

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    Zábrodská, Kateřina; Ellwood, C.


    Roč. 21, č. 2 (2011), s. 180-191 ISSN 1210-3055 R&D Projects: GA ČR GPP407/10/P146 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70250504 Keywords : collective biography * subjectivity * territorialization Subject RIV: AN - Psychology

  10. A Sample Application for Use of Biography in Social Studies; Science, Technology and Social Change Course (United States)

    Er, Harun


    The aim of this study is to evaluate the opinions of social studies teacher candidates on use of biography in science, technology and social change course given in the undergraduate program of social studies education. In this regard, convergent parallel design as a mixed research pattern was used to make use of both qualitative and quantitative…

  11. Improvising in music: A learning biography study to reveal skill acquisition

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    Wopereis, Iwan; Van Merriënboer, Jeroen; Kirschner, Paul A.


    Wopereis, I. G. J. H., Van Merriënboer, J. J. G., & Kirschner, P. A. (2010). Improvising in music: A learning biography study to reveal skill acquisition. In K. Gomez, L. Lyons, & J. Radinsky (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Vol. 2 (pp. 419-420).

  12. Love and Death in Germany: The Marital Biography and Its Effect on Mortality (United States)

    Brockmann, Hilke; Klein, Thomas


    In this article, we analyze how the marital biography is affecting mortality in Germany today N=12,484. We find support for temporal selection into marriage for both genders, but the effect is stronger for men. In addition, protection through marriage results from long-term accumulation of survival advantages and from the attenuation of higher…

  13. Biography in the Study of Public Administration: Towards a Portrait of a Whitehall Mandarin (United States)

    Ribbins, Peter; Sherratt, Brian


    This paper reports on part of an on-going interview-based study of the eight permanent secretaries who served at the Department for Education from 1976 to 2012. Following a discussion of the relevance of biography to the study of public sector administrators, it presents a portrait of Sir Tim Lankester. Based on his own account and that of…

  14. The benefits of contemplating tragic drama on self-regulation and health. (United States)

    Khoo, Guan Soon; Graham-Engeland, Jennifer E


    Although drama exposure has been examined in the context of health promotion programs, the underlying mechanisms of reflecting on drama have not been established. The degree to which drama contemplation leads to cognitive changes (increased processing, self-compassion and emotional self-efficacy) and improved well-being was examined in the present research. An experiment was conducted in which young adults (n = 148) were randomly assigned to experience and write reflectively on (i) drama via Hollywood movie clips, (ii) drama via scripts or (iii) to perform a control task. Writing content was analyzed for word use. At baseline and 4-week follow-up measures, participants self-reported self-compassion, emotional self-efficacy, physical symptoms, general health, depressed mood and anxiety. Using structural equation modeling, indirect effects of drama contemplation were found. Tragic drama exposure was associated with word use indicative of increased cognitive processing. The use of greater insight words was related to increased emotional self-efficacy, which in turn was associated with improved psychological and general health, whereas discrepancy word use was associated with increased self-compassion, which was in turn linked to better psychological well-being. Conversely, greater use of causation and certainty words was associated with a marginal decrease in self-compassion and psychological well-being. The persistence of drama has long been related to its capacity to enhance individuals' understanding of the human condition. This study helps explain the connection between reflecting on drama and benefits to self-regulation and health. Implications of drama processing as an inexpensive and accessible adjunct to health promotion interventions are discussed. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email:

  15. Symbolic Meaning of Drama “Perlawanan Diponegoro”

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    Nur Sahid


    Full Text Available Study on Drama entitled “Perlawanan Diponegoro” or “Diponegoro Insurrection” by Lephen Purwanto is aiming at deeply digging the semiotic meanings attached to it. This study employed Keir Elam’s theatrical semiotics as the approach, while Krippendorf’s content analysis was implemented as the method of study. Citing from Krippendorf, content analysis is a method that is particularly develop to study symbolical phenomena with a major purpose that is to dig and reveal other examined phenomena, comprising content, meaning, and essential element of a literary work.

  16. The influence of Greek drama on Matthew’s Gospel

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    Paul R. McCuistion


    Full Text Available This article presents the Greek influence on the genre of Matthew’s text. Greek and Roman tragedy is examined, from which the five basic elements of tragedy are identified. A brief examination of the characters in the Matthean text is done to identify Greek cultural influences on the structuring of the Gospel. This study offers evidence that Matthew may have intentionally orchestrated a drama with the intent of having an understandable, attractive way to present Jesus to Jew and gentile alike.

  17. Zeit und Raum. Das jelineksche Drama als Erinnerungsort

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    Priscilla Wind


    Full Text Available Elfriede Jelinek’s dramas focus on the power of mental images. Her “language surfaces” describe spaces of ideas which are created by associations und amalgams. These are hybrid intellectual places, where those who were driven out from history try to come back. This theatrical aesthetics evolves thanks to circumlocutions around a symbolic und concrete «lieu de mémoire» (Pierre Nora: Auschwitz. Elfriede Jelinek uses the ancient “method of loci” to question the link between theatre and “lieu de mémoire”, while building up intellectual places very similar to contemporary memorials.

  18. Immersion in a virtual world interactive drama and affective sciences

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    Mayr, Simon


    Interactive drama is more than just a new breed of entertainment software. As different research projects have shown, these systems can also be used for pedagogical and therapeutic purposes. The goal of these systems is to teach sophisticated problem solving skills by allowing the user to interact with compelling stories that have didactic purpose.One of the main attractions of narratives, independent of the medium in which they are presented, is that they elicit emotional response in their audiences. They have an affective impact and only engineers and authors who understand how the emotion s


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    Full Text Available The article is devoted to a such genre of historical research as intellectual biography. In it in practice (with reference to the person of outstanding German scientist Karl Jaspers are considered the basic methods, applied during the process of preparation of the intellectual biography, the circle of research problem is defined, typical for the given direction and their specific character is explained. Special attention is given to interdisciplinary as the basic condition of a successful scientific work on the given direction of intellectual history. A number of problems is listed in the article with which the historian, making the intellectual biography, anyway faces. The necessity of overcoming highly specialized scientific frames during the preparation of the intellectual biography becomes abundantly clear as it is impossible to understand the historical determinates of foldings of the whole system of scientific outlook of the intellectual without the reference to the system analysis of its scientific views, without immersing to the sphere of his professional interests which, as is known, can be far from history. The specified fact is the main reason for criticism of the direction of intellectual history from the adherents of “pure” history. The author defines a circle of research problems, among which are: definition of a circle of the research problems, objectively rising before the historian-intellectualist, realization of the selection of methods of research, relevant to the solution of objectives, demonstration of a bright example of practical application of methods of interdisciplinary research within writing of the intellectual biography of Jaspers.

  20. Macroautophagy: protector in the diabetes drama?

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    Meijer, Alfred J.; Codogno, Patrice


    Macroautophagy ("autophagy") is regulated by the same insulin-amino acid-mTOR signaling pathway that controls protein synthesis. Although the literature does not so far include any direct studies confirming this, we expect autophagy to increase during insulin resistance. We discuss the possibility

  1. Uranium: War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World; Uranium: la biographie

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    Zoellner, T.


    Having traveled extensively through the savannah of Africa, the mountains of Eastern Europe, and the deserts of Utah, the author delves into the complex science, politics and history of uranium, which presents the best and worst of mankind: the capacity for scientific progress and political genius; the capacity for nihilism, exploitation, and terror. Because the author covers so much ground, from the discovery of radioactivity, through the development of the atomic bomb, he does not go into great depth on any one topic. Nonetheless, he paints vivid pictures of uranium's impact, including forced labor in Soviet mines and lucky prospectors who struck it rich in harsh environments, the spread of uranium smuggling, as well as an explanation of why it was absurd to claim that Saddam Hussein was attempting to purchase significant quantities of uranium from Niger. The only shortcoming is the author's omission of the issue of radioactive wastes generated by nuclear power. The author knows well what uranium looks like, why peril pulses in its every atom, and how scientists exploit its nuclear volatility. The drama is found in the weaponry uranium has spawned as demonstrated at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In pursuit of this raw power, the U.S. let Navajos die extracting needed ore and let southwestern cities sicken beneath clouds from reckless testing. The Soviet Union sentenced tens of thousands to lethal gulag mines. Israel diverted ore through deception on the high seas. Pakistan stole European refining technology. Alive with devious personalities, the author's narrative ultimately exposes the frightening vulnerability of a world with too many sources of a dangerous substance and too little wisdom to control it

  2. Nietzsche and Wagner: rebirth of the greek drama


    Silvestre, Laura Rosa


    The  aim  of  this  paper  is  to  point  out how Nietzsche  and  Wagner’s  works  contributed  to  the renewal  of  Ancient  Greek  drama.  The  thesis  which  is  going  to  be  defended  in  this  paper  is  that Nietzsche  and  Wagner  followed  different   paths:  while  Nietzsche  stood  as  the  representative  of  the  duality apolinean -dionysiac from  Ancient  Greek  drama,  Wagner,  in his Musikdramas ,  began  to  combine  ideas  of  christian  morality with  the  Ancient  Greek  ...

  3. Using medical drama to teach biomedical ethics to medical students. (United States)

    Arawi, Thalia


    Nowadays, clinicians are faced with multifaceted ethical concerns, and it is often argued that students of medicine should be well trained in clinical ethics and have a minimum level of ethical sensitivity and critical analysis. Consequently, most medical colleges have introduced programs in biomedical ethics. It is often pointed out that there is a gap separating ethical theories from concrete moral dilemmas. This problem became less pervasive as case-studies started being used. Nevertheless, vignettes are mostly presented as an addendum to a unit and often engage the students only "temporarily." It is my contention that this can be remedied if students were given a venue that will allow them to appreciate as many particulars of the situation as possible, to engage in the case not merely as inactive spectators, rather to get entangled in the case just enough to be involved yet remain sufficiently detached to be able to exercise critical analysis. This is possible through medical drama which, I will argue, is a narrative genre that enhances emotional engagement, cognitive development, and moral imagination allowing for a more ethically sensitive student in training. To do that, reference will be made to the medical drama "House MD."

  4. Drama workshops as part of a personal development

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    Alenka Vidrih


    Full Text Available The here presented Performance method of drama workshops was developed on basis of professional staging (actress, singer, working with people (mentor, trainer, permanent learning, research and analyses of the use of voice and body language on the exposed stage in interpersonal communication and exploration of positive effects of an individual being part of such a creative process. It has been tested working with people of diverse backgrounds and mixed interest groups. The experience and knowledge acquired from drama workshops serve an individual as an aid of overcoming obstacles, developing survival strategies, better understanding and accepting of oneself and surroundings and designing the desired interaction patterns. This enables the participants to take over the responsibility to improve their quality of life. On the area of education (where motivation and interaction are crucial elements of knowledge transmission  as well as working with vulnerable groups, we have come to a conclusion that the way these workshops work helps participants recognizing their own and unfamiliar behavior patterns – seeing themselves and other from a different perspective, neutralizing tension in interpersonal and professional relationships. Participants experience own expressive and creative potential. Believing in their own possibilities and creativity, it increases faith in life, which offers the feeling of personal fulfillment. Findings have been collected on basis of evaluations, questionnaires, discussions, in-depth discussions, diary entries, work in groups and video footages (with permission of the participants.

  5. A Survey of Contemporary African American Poetry, Drama, & Fiction

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    Lilly Fernandes


    Full Text Available Analysis of literature indicates that varying viewpoints about different elements which define contemporary African American Literature has been identified. Majority of the scholarly works on African American writing are built on foundation of culture, political oppression and the need to express their true needs. This paper explores the current trends in contemporary African American Literature by examining tenets in poetry, fiction and drama.  Through the ages African American poetry, novels and drama can be considered to a chronicle documenting the struggles of a race which has been debated, debased and their humanity violated to the fight against oppression, social and political empowerment. From the views of this paper it can be concluded that the African American writing is not simply a reflection of the chain of events that took place but was a factor in change. Most of the writers and the works which have been highlighted in this essay have shown one primary theme: the use of literature as the means to voice their anger about social and economic repression. Keywords: s

  6. Artful Resources: Adaptation and Reconstruction in Drama

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    Edward Friedman


    Full Text Available There is an obvious relation between the imitation and adaptation of literary works. The focus of the essay is the adaptation of early Spanish modern works —including Don Quijote and plays by Cervantes, Lope de Vega, and Juan Ruiz de Alarcón— and Miguel de Unamuno’s Niebla into dramatic texts in English. Adaptation becomes a method of reading, analysis, and interpretation, as well as a form of communication among authors.

  7. Keeleliste elulugude uurimisvõimalusi: Dagmar Normeti mitmekeelne lapsepõlv Eestis. Possibilities of Research on Linguistic Biographies: Dagmar Normet, a Multilingual Childhood in Estonia

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    Anna Verschik


    Full Text Available Recently the investigation of linguistic biographies has become popular among linguists for several reasons. Instead of studying formally-oriented, traditional approaches to second language acquisition and language learning, such research focuses on an individual’s conceptualisation of languages, language acquisition and living with and among multiple languages. Linguistic biographies can be either oral or written narratives, elicited by a researcher or produced by individuals. This includes language-learning memoirs as well. As some studies have demonstrated, a closer look at a linguistic history of a particular individual helps to discover new aspects that generally remain unnoticed in formally-oriented studies, such as the speaker’s personal attitudes, emotions attached to his/ her languages, self-expression in different languages, and instances of multilingual speech (for example, cross-linguistic influence, code-switching, etc.. However, a multilingual person’s narratives, either in written or oral form, should be treated with caution. It has been demonstrated in recent studies that grounded theory approach (i.e., coding and establishing emergent categories and content analysis alone cannot present a full picture of a linguistic biography. As Pavlenko (2007 argues, at least three kinds of reality should be considered: subject reality (how the narrator sees his/her life with multiple languages, text reality (that is, how the text of narration is structured, in what order events are presented and life reality (biographical facts. As in fieldwork in general, a researcher should be prepared to face discrepancies between the picture presented by the informant and other types of reality. From a methodological point of view, an informant should be interviewed several times in his/her different languages or, at the very least; a researcher should be familiar with the languages. In this sense, the European tradition of linguistic biographies

  8. Paysages de l’écrivain. Les villes biographiées (Fourvel, Pajak, Germain

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    Robert Dion


    Full Text Available Cet article traite de la ville dans la biographie à la lumière de trois cas de figure reliés à des écrivains. Dans le premier cas, l’analyse d’Henri Calet, Montevideo et moi (2006 de Christophe Fourvel envisage le pèlerinage de l’écrivain sur les lieux arpentés par le biographié. Dans le second cas, il s’agit, à partir de L’immense solitude (1999 de Frédéric Pajak, d’analyser le lieu en tant que scène surdéterminant l’existence des écrivains qui furent amenés à y jouer un rôle. Le troisième cas, sans doute celui qui se rapproche le plus de la biographie d’une ville, est celui de La Pleurante des rues de Prague (1992 de Sylvie Germain, où la cité paraît secréter un certain type d’histoires, une certaine mémoire qui émane du lieu sans toutefois s’y réduire.This article focuses on the city in biography in light of three biographical works dealing with writers. In the first example, an analysis of Christophe Fourvel’s Henri Calet, Montevideo et moi (2006 considers the biographers pilgrimages to places frequented by the subject of his biography. The second example is Frédéric Pajak’s L’immense solitude (1999, in which places are analyzed as stages upon which writers made to play a part, therefore overdetermining their existence. The final example, which comes the closest to being a biography of a city, is Sylvie Germain’s La Pleurante des rues de Prague (1992, where the inner city seems to exude a certain type of story, to emanate a certain memory that cannot, however, be reduced to it.

  9. An enquiry of 'Every3Days' a drama-based workshop developing professional collaboration for women experiencing domestic violence during pregnancy in the South East of England. (United States)

    Baird, Kathleen; Salmon, Debra


    this exploratory work examined and assessed the experiences of participants (n=90) using an interactive drama workshop to facilitate the planning and understanding of multiagency working around domestic violence during pregnancy. a descriptive research design was utilised to collect data from field observations, participant reflective feedback sheets and semi-structured telephone interviews. participants invited to the workshop originated from a wide range of backgrounds including health and social care, criminal justice and the third sector. All participants were invited to complete the reflective feedback evaluation form. To enhance the comprehensiveness of the enquiry, semi-structured interviews were also conducted with 10 of the participants. shared themes emerging from the data analysis included improved awareness of the consequences of domestic violence; greater understanding of multiple professional roles including the policy context and enhanced skill development. However, participants questioned the extent to which this approach impacted upon longer term practice and policy development. by centring attention on the emic perspective of women themselves, the drama approach developed professional's awareness, relationships, understanding and skills. Nevertheless, drama can be an expensive education tool. It is therefore essential that further research explores the longer term impacts on practice and outcomes for women that include cost-benefit analysis. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  10. Is there drama in contemporary America? : is there postmodernism in American drama?: Shepard vs. Mamet - whose America is (more real?

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    Vesna Bratić


    Full Text Available Judged by the literary research conducted over the last decades of the previous and the first decade of this century, not only was drama an illegitimate offspring in the American literature but was also treated as a weak premature-born child in the postmodernist thought in general. A stage cohabitation of the postmodern experiment and a realist frame in the contemporary theatre is well illustrated by the two popular contemporary playwrights: Sam Shepard and David Mamet. By their creative opus, not only in the fields of drama and theatre, but also in other literary genres (poetry, essay as well as in film, through a variety of different characters and situations, these two authors reveal a rich variety of the many possible variations of American social (context. The society will be read in their plays as a unique cultural text outside which, as Derrida said, there is nothing. America, its myths and contemporary cultural industry, its class, racial and gender conflicts and the two authors established a mutual set of influences. The playwrights borrow raw materials from the treasury of mass culture (or should it, to be true to the new consumer culture, be more appropriate to say a warehouse break it down and re-assemble fragments into collages that articulate the contemporary issues in more condensed, more intense and more effective ways. Mamet and Shepard borrow from the contemporary culture only to pay it back with interest: they endow the cultural (context with a richer content, impregnated with meaning.

  11. A Biography of Distinguished Scientist Gilbert Newton Lewis (by Edward S. Lewis) (United States)

    Harris, Reviewed By Harold H.


    until 1904, when he accepted a position that would not be considered a shrewd career move: Superintendent of Weights and Measures in Manila, Philippines! He was there only one year, but it was apparently a productive time, both in a minimally equipped laboratory and with the possible nascence of some of his ideas about bonding. In 1905, Lewis accepted a staff position at MIT, under A. A. Noyes, where he remained until 1912. At MIT, he continued his experimental work on thermodynamic systems and the development of modern thermodynamics, following the lead of J. W. Gibbs, whose work was being largely ignored by other chemists. As Noyes moved increasingly into administrative responsibilities, Lewis took over more and more of the supervision of scientific work in the laboratory. It was the capable job that he did for Noyes that led to his being offered a Professorship and Chair of the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. The same spirit of adventure that took Lewis to Manila may be what led to his moving to scientifically backward California. In 1912, there was no serious science going on the Left Coast, and Berkeley was isolated from the nearest civilization (Chicago) by days of travel. Lewis initiated the expansion of great science westward, not only to Berkeley, but also to Caltech (in those days Throop Institute), UCLA, and Stanford. By dint of his contributions to thermodynamics and bonding theory (suggesting that electrons bond in pairs, long before there was quantum mechanical justification for such a strange idea), and his organizational and leadership talents, he turned the Berkeley Chemistry Department from a nonentity into one of the finest anywhere. Later in his career, he contributed to the understanding of the role of isotopes in chemistry and physics. This biography includes a useful listing of Lewis's 168 scientific publications. In an age when many renowned scientists have multiples of this number, it is perhaps good to be

  12. Listening to an Audio Drama Activates Two Processing Networks, One for All Sounds, Another Exclusively for Speech (United States)

    Boldt, Robert; Malinen, Sanna; Seppä, Mika; Tikka, Pia; Savolainen, Petri; Hari, Riitta; Carlson, Synnöve


    Earlier studies have shown considerable intersubject synchronization of brain activity when subjects watch the same movie or listen to the same story. Here we investigated the across-subjects similarity of brain responses to speech and non-speech sounds in a continuous audio drama designed for blind people. Thirteen healthy adults listened for ∼19 min to the audio drama while their brain activity was measured with 3 T functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). An intersubject-correlation (ISC) map, computed across the whole experiment to assess the stimulus-driven extrinsic brain network, indicated statistically significant ISC in temporal, frontal and parietal cortices, cingulate cortex, and amygdala. Group-level independent component (IC) analysis was used to parcel out the brain signals into functionally coupled networks, and the dependence of the ICs on external stimuli was tested by comparing them with the ISC map. This procedure revealed four extrinsic ICs of which two–covering non-overlapping areas of the auditory cortex–were modulated by both speech and non-speech sounds. The two other extrinsic ICs, one left-hemisphere-lateralized and the other right-hemisphere-lateralized, were speech-related and comprised the superior and middle temporal gyri, temporal poles, and the left angular and inferior orbital gyri. In areas of low ISC four ICs that were defined intrinsic fluctuated similarly as the time-courses of either the speech-sound-related or all-sounds-related extrinsic ICs. These ICs included the superior temporal gyrus, the anterior insula, and the frontal, parietal and midline occipital cortices. Taken together, substantial intersubject synchronization of cortical activity was observed in subjects listening to an audio drama, with results suggesting that speech is processed in two separate networks, one dedicated to the processing of speech sounds and the other to both speech and non-speech sounds. PMID:23734202

  13. Listening to an audio drama activates two processing networks, one for all sounds, another exclusively for speech.

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    Robert Boldt

    Full Text Available Earlier studies have shown considerable intersubject synchronization of brain activity when subjects watch the same movie or listen to the same story. Here we investigated the across-subjects similarity of brain responses to speech and non-speech sounds in a continuous audio drama designed for blind people. Thirteen healthy adults listened for ∼19 min to the audio drama while their brain activity was measured with 3 T functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI. An intersubject-correlation (ISC map, computed across the whole experiment to assess the stimulus-driven extrinsic brain network, indicated statistically significant ISC in temporal, frontal and parietal cortices, cingulate cortex, and amygdala. Group-level independent component (IC analysis was used to parcel out the brain signals into functionally coupled networks, and the dependence of the ICs on external stimuli was tested by comparing them with the ISC map. This procedure revealed four extrinsic ICs of which two-covering non-overlapping areas of the auditory cortex-were modulated by both speech and non-speech sounds. The two other extrinsic ICs, one left-hemisphere-lateralized and the other right-hemisphere-lateralized, were speech-related and comprised the superior and middle temporal gyri, temporal poles, and the left angular and inferior orbital gyri. In areas of low ISC four ICs that were defined intrinsic fluctuated similarly as the time-courses of either the speech-sound-related or all-sounds-related extrinsic ICs. These ICs included the superior temporal gyrus, the anterior insula, and the frontal, parietal and midline occipital cortices. Taken together, substantial intersubject synchronization of cortical activity was observed in subjects listening to an audio drama, with results suggesting that speech is processed in two separate networks, one dedicated to the processing of speech sounds and the other to both speech and non-speech sounds.

  14. Engaging adolescents in tuberculosis and clinical trial research through drama. (United States)

    Schmidt, Bey-Marrié; Abrams, Amber; Tameris, Michele


    The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative is based in Worcester where tuberculosis (TB) is endemic, and incidence rates are amongst the highest nationally. In high TB burden settings after an early childhood peak, incidence rates start to rise again in adolescents, therefore they are an important target group for tuberculosis vaccine research. In 2012, learners from a local school developed a one-off theatrical production out of an educational comic book Carina's Choice, developed by the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative in 2010. A Wellcome Trust International Engagement grant allowed for this one-off production to be further developed, with input from university students and staff, and rolled out to schools in the Worcester area as an engagement and education intervention. Focus group feedback was used to identify key messages and to develop the play's script. Qualitative methods were used to collect and analyse relevant data. Interviews were conducted with learner-actors, pre- and post-focus group feedback was obtained from a sample of school-going adolescents, and pre- and post-questionnaires were administered to adolescent audience members. From the pre-drama focus group discussions, topics such as TB symptoms, stigma and transmission were identified as areas that needed attention. After the performances, adolescents showed improved knowledge on the identified topics and they discussed TB prevention measures. They highlighted transmission of TB during pregnancy as a further topic to be addressed in future iterations of the drama. Although stigma is a difficult phenomenon to interpret, post-drama participants understood that TB transmission could occur in all individuals. Learner-actors agreed with focus group participants that the play could impact the wider community if it were rolled out. Feedback from the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative staff verified that recruitment for an upcoming trial was facilitated by the preparedness

  15. Screening Jane. When History, Biography and Fiction create a Cinematic Life.

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    Roberta Grandi


    Full Text Available This paper analyzes the interesting technique of adaptation of the film Becoming Jane, a biopic on the life of Jane Austen, released in 2007. Loosely based on Jon Spence's biography Becoming Jane Austen, the film faces the problem of the scarcity of information on Jane Austen's life through a technique that, if not original nor always satisfying, is nevertheless worth being studied. By recurring to the character descriptions and the anecdotes narrated in the novels, the film (and Spence's book too "fills in the blanks" in Austen's life by adding touches of romance with questionable historical accuracy and fictionalizes the writer's biography in order to adapt it to the stereotype of modern romantic film heroines.

  16. [Urology and National Socialism. Paul Rosenstein 1875-1964, the disrupted biography of a Jewish urologist]. (United States)

    Moll, F H; Krischel, M; Rathert, P; Fangerau, H


    The biography of Paul Rosenstein (1875-1964) serves as an example of the fate of a Jewish scientist at the beginning of the twentieth century in an area of conflict between the development of urology as a specialty at greater urban hospitals, professional achievements as a surgeon and scientist, drastic breaks during Nazi era and escape from Nazi terror via New York to Brazil.

  17. Gender Gap Through Time and Space: A Journey Through Wikipedia Biographies and the "WIGI" Index


    Klein, Maximilian; Konieczny, Piotr


    In this study we investigate how quantification of Wikipedia biographies can shed light on worldwide longitudinal gender inequality trends. We present an academic index allowing comparative study of gender inequality through space and time, the Wikipedia Gender Index (WIGI), based on metadata available through the Wikidata database. Our research confirms that gender inequality is a phenomenon with a long history, but whose patterns can be analyzed and quantified on a larger scale than previou...

  18. Tell me a story: MMPI responses and personal biography in the case of a serial killer. (United States)

    Nichols, David S


    The interpretation of MMPI (Hathaway & McKinley, 1943) profiles has emphasized a language of pathological attribution that often serves the interests of clinical description and actuarial prediction better than those of individual case formulation and an understanding of the adaptive forces involved in the production of symptomatic behavior. In this article, I illustrate a contrasting approach, one that emphasizes MMPI items and scales as instruments of personal biography, with the case of the serial murderer Jeffrey Dahmer.

  19. Helical biography and the historical craft: the case of altruism and george price. (United States)

    Harman, Oren


    The life of George Price (1922-1975), the eccentric polymath genius and father of the Price equation, is used as a prism and counterpoint through which to consider an age-old evolutionary conundrum: the origins of altruism. This biographical project, and biography and history more generally, are considered in terms of the possibility of using form to convey content in particular ways. Closer to an art form than a science, this approach to scholarship presents both a unique challenge and promise.

  20. The rites in the mysteries of Dionysus: the birth of the drama

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    Full Text Available The Greek drama can be apprehended as an extended ritual, originating in the ceremonies of the Dionysus cult. In particular, tragedy derived its origin from the sacrifice of goats and the hymns which were sung on that occasion. Tragedia means "song of the male goat" and these hymns later developed into choruses and eventually into tragedy, in the sense of a solemn and purifying drama. The presence of the god Dionysus is evident in the history and development of the Greek drama at the beginning of the fifth century B.C. and its sudden decline 150 years later. Its rise seems to correspond with the Greek polis, where questions of justice and divine law in conflict with the individual were obviously a matter of discussion and where the drama had individual and collective catharsis (purifying in mind.

  1. Productions of Greek and Roman Drama on the Czech Stage 2001–2009

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    Čadková, Daniela; Sarkissian, Alena


    Roč. 45, č. 45 (2009), s. 73-102 ISSN 0046-1628 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z90090514 Keywords : greek and roman drama * Czech theatre * tragedy * comedy Subject RIV: AA - Philosophy ; Religion

  2. Duncan Wheeler, Golden Age Drama in Contemporary Spain. The Comedia on Page, Stage and Screen

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    Full Text Available Review of Duncan Wheeler, Golden Age Drama in Contemporary Spain. The Comedia on Page, Stage and Screen, University of Wales Press, Cardiff, 2012, 295 pp. ISBN: 978-0-7083-2474-5.

  3. A Czech Contribution to the Theme of Mauritius in Neo-Latin Drama

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    -, č. 65 (2016), s. 367-381 ISSN 0774-2908 Institutional support: RVO:67985955 Keywords : Neo-Latin drama * Baroque literature * 18th century * The Czech lands Subject RIV: AJ - Letters, Mass-media, Audiovision

  4. The many lives of Charles Darwin: early biographies and the definitive evolutionist. (United States)

    Lightman, Bernard


    This article focuses on the early book-length biographies of Darwin published from his death in 1882 up to 1900. By making 1900 the cutoff point I can examine the biographies produced when the iconic figure was not yet set in stone, and before the rediscovery of Mendel's work in the early twentieth century and the anniversary celebrations of 1909 changed the way in which Darwin was regarded. Darwin's biographers dealt with three major themes. First, several biographers emphasized his scientific abilities, in particular his powers of observation and his prowess in conducting experiments. Second, many biographers discussed his character, a key issue in determining whether or not he could be trusted as a scientific guide. Finally, his scientific theories and religious beliefs, and how they related to the evolutionary controversy, formed a topic taken up by most biographers. By focusing on these three themes, the biographies published before 1900 were important in shaping the image of Darwin that was forming in American and British culture.

  5. Troubadour Biographies and the Value of Authentic Love: Daude de Pradas and Uc de Saint Circ

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    Full Text Available The idea of an essential connection between the quality of a song and the sincerity of the emotion it expresses ("I sing because I love" is a topos used in various ways by troubadours, one which lent itself naturally to discussion of their relationship to audiences and to other poets. The topos transferred across to the thirteenth-century biographies (vidas found alongside the songs in numerous manuscripts, as in the arresting claim, made in the vida about Daude de Pradas, that his songs "did not spring from love and therefore did not find favour with audiences." Elsewhere, however, the biographies give a different account of inauthenticity, as the edge which allows troubadours to exercise control over their social environment; significantly, this version of the topos appears in the vida for Uc de Saint Circ, who is believed to be the main author of the corpus. In these contrasting accounts of poetic inauthenticity, we can see the biographies wrestling with questions of control and definition of the cultural capital of troubadour lyric: patron and poet, cleric and lay. The thirteenth century saw authors and their audiences increasingly asserting the lasting cultural value of vernacular literature in general, and (through its association with troubadour production Occitan in particular. Accordingly, these texts reflect the poets' engagement with the court audiences for whom they were writing, at the same time as they look ahead to the enduring record of posterity.

  6. Ageing, Drama, and Creativity: Translating Research Into Practice. (United States)

    Reynolds, Jackie; Bernard, Miriam; Rezzano, Jill; Rickett, Michelle


    Ageing, Drama, and Creativity was a pilot six-session interprofessional training course delivered collaboratively by Keele University and the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, as part of our Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Ages and Stages follow-on project. The course brought together a critical gerontological approach with arts-based educational practices and was designed to develop practice capabilities and age awareness among a diverse group of professionals working in arts organizations, the voluntary sector, local government, health and social services, and housing. This article describes how the course was developed and how participants were selected, details its aims and objectives, provides an overview of the sessions and a flavor of some of the exercises that were used, and considers findings from the structured evaluation alongside written reflections from participants.


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    Judit Kerekes


    Full Text Available Trying to develop new perspectives of teaching is never easy, but trying to cultivate ownership and initiative among teacher education students is a still greater aspiration that is infrequently realized. This article addresses each of these highly valued goals for teacher educators as a case study reveals the impact of involving teacher candidates in interdisciplinary focused, constructivist and reflective models and planning for teaching, and then student teaching, which reaffirms this approach. Most significant is the phenomenon of several teacher candidates continuing their development and study of innovative drama play projects with their classes after the semester finishes. The resulting transformations in professional identity development, self-efficacy and student-teacher relationships confirm the value of the teacher education model which has developed over a decade of practice (Lyublinskaya & Kerekes, 2009.

  8. Stolen beauty: gender, aesthetics and embodiment in Brazilian drama

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    Heloisa Pontes


    Full Text Available Drawing from a broader research on gender inflections in the Brazilian intellectual field and in Brazilian drama, between 1940 and 1968, the article discusses the relations between aesthetics and gender, and their implications on the careers of actresses Cacilda Becker, Maria Della Costa, Tônia Carrero and Cleyde Yáconis. According to testimony of those who saw her perform on stage, Cacilda was never hampered by her less favorable physical attributes. The hypothesis is that this is due to the cunning tricks of the conventions of dramatic arts that allow the dodging of social, gender and physical constraints. Widely evoked by the media to portrait, underline or diminish women under its focus, beauty rarely features as a relevant dimension in the analysis of female trajectories. Hence the interest in discussing the subject through its refraction on the process of social construction of artistic careers.

  9. A casa de Joana Dark: drama e montagem

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    John Cowart Dawsey


    Full Text Available Neste artigo, ao discutir o modo como se configuram imagens de Nossa Senhora e de mães e mulheres no Jardim das Flores (ou “buraco dos capetas”, na periferia de uma cidade do interior paulista, pretende-se explorar a especificidade de estéticas dramáticas. A seguir, ainda mais do que a estética do drama social, associada à obra de Victor Turner, o princípio da montagem, que se inspira no cinema de Sergei Eisenstein, ilumina registros de cadernos de campo. E com Eisenstein - Julia Kristeva, Walter Benjamin, Michael Taussig, e Antonin Artaud. A quem se dispuser a fazer uma audição dessas mulheres, sugiro cautela. Pois em nossos ouvidos talvez ressoem os tiros de uma garrucha.While discussing images of Our Lady and of the mothers and women of the Garden of Flowers (or “Devils’ Hole”, a peripheral district of a city in the interior of São Paulo state, this paper intends to explore the specificity of dramatic aesthetics. Rather than depend upon the aesthetics of social drama, as discussed in the works of Victor Turner, the present paper deals with a concept of montage that is inspired by the cinema of Sergei Eisenstein in order to illuminate a selection of field notes... and, along with Eisenstein, Julia Kristeva, Walter Benjamin, Michael Taussig and Antonin Artaud. Wit regards to those readers interested in hearing what these women may have to say, caution is suggested, for the words of these women may ring in our ears as the sounds of musket shots.

  10. Cancer metastasis: enactment of the script for human reproductive drama. (United States)

    Sun, Xichun; Liu, Xiwu


    Based on compelling evidence from many biological disciplines, we put forth a hypothesis for cancer metastasis. In the hypothesis, the metastatic cascade is depicted as human reproduction in miniature. Illustrated in a reproductive light, the staggering resemblance of cancer metastasis to human reproduction becomes evident despite some ostensible dis-similarities. In parallel to the appearance of primordial germ cells during early embryogenesis, the cancer reproductive saga starts with the separation of metastasis initiating cells (MICs) from cancer initiating cells when the primary cancer is still in its infancy. Prime MICs embark on a journey to the host bone marrow where they undergo further development and regulation. Migrating MICs are guided by the same CXCR4/CYCL12 axis as used in the migration of primordial germ cells to the genital ridge. Like the ovary, the host bone marrow features immune privileges, coolness, hypoxia and acidity which are essential for stemness maintenance and regulation. Opportune activation of the MICs via fusion with bone marrow stem cells triggers a frenzy of cellular proliferation and sets them on the move again. This scenario is akin to oocyte fertilization in the Fallopian tube and its subsequent journey towards the decidum. Just as the human reproductive process is plagued with undesirable outcomes so is the cancer metastasis highly inefficient. The climax of the cancer metastatic drama (colonization) is reached when proliferating MIC clusters attempt to settle down on decidum-like premetastatic sites. Successfully colonized clusters blossom into overt macrometastases only after the execution of sophisticated immunomodulation, angiogenesis and vascular remodeling. Similarly, the implanted blastomere needs to orchestrate these feats before flourishing into a new life. What is more, the cancer reproductive drama seems to be directed by a primordial hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad axis. Pursuing this reproductive trail could lead to

  11. Drama as a new rehabilitation possibility for women afflicted with breast cancer. (United States)

    Mattsson-Lidsle, Barbro; Snickars-von Wright, Birgitta; Lindholm, Lisbet; Fagerström, Lisbeth


    The aim of this qualitative longitudinal study was to evaluate drama as a method within the rehabilitation of women afflicted with breast cancer. By purposeful sampling, 11 of a total of 20 women participated in the study and were interviewed 3 times over 9 months. The interviews were transcribed. The data analysis was an inductive latent content analysis. The results show that the women felt that their lives were out of balance before the drama exercises; the female and physical dimension was emphasized. During the drama exercises, it became apparent that breast cancer was a unifying factor; the women were able to share difficult experiences with each other. After the drama group, it appeared that the women's joy of living had returned, as well as better self-confidence, inner peace, and feelings of good health. During group meetings, the women experienced drama, support, and solidarity within a closed group. Important events in their lives were revealed, and the women were given an opportunity to confront their hidden thoughts and feelings and to express them. All the women felt support and solidarity within the group as well as a personal development. Drama can be seen as a suitable rehabilitation method for women with breast cancer.

  12. The Bawdy, Brawling, Boisterous World of Korean Mask Dance Dramas: A Brief Essay to Accompany Photographs

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    Full Text Available Korean mask dance dramas are captivating and entrancing. Comedy, tragedy, and social commentary meld with energetic dance, distinctive masks, and lively music. These dramas are often colloquially and incorrectly referred to as talchum (“mask dance” in Korean—in fact, talchum is one of the major variants of mask dance drama from Hwanghae Province in present-day North Korea. Performers of other variants have long objected to the broad application of the term (akin to calling all in-line skates “Rollerblades” or all MP3 players “iPods”. Only in the late 1990s did academia catch on, when two highly respected midcareer mask dance drama scholars, Bak Jintae (Daegu University and Jeon Kyungwook (Korea University, began to use the terminology talnoli (“mask play” and gamyeon-geuk (“mask drama” in their publications.I needed to watch only one performance, in 1997, to fall in love with the mask dance dramas, but at first the many forms of the genre melded together in my mind. It took repeated exposure and study over more than a dozen years for me to see the profound similarities and differences among all of Korea’s mask dance dramas...

  13. Have you ever considered a career in total revolution?: drama and the corporate reform of higher education.


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    This paper examines the corporate reform of UK higher education and its implications for drama. The paper first sets out the background to this reform and its ideological reference points. It then outlines the discourse surrounding the foundation of drama in British Universities and relates this to the discourse developed several decades later by performance studies. In mapping out these areas, the paper draws attention to drama academics’ professed emphasis on rejecting commodification in fa...

  14. Kehidupan Take Seiji sebagai Freeter yang Tercermin dalam Drama Freeter, Ie Wo Kau Karya Sutradara Kono Keita dan Joho Hidenori




    Nurritri, Sectia Anandyni. 2014. Kehidupan Take Seiji Sebagai Freeter yang Tercermin dalam Drama Freeter, Ie wo Kau Karya Sutradara Kono Keita dan Joho Hidenori. Program Studi Sastra Jepang, Universitas Brawijaya. Pembimbing: (1) Eka Marthanty Indah Lestari. (2) Dewi Puspitasari.Kata Kunci: drama, sosiologi sastra, freeter, masyarakat JepangKarya sastra adalah gambaran Kenyataan dari suatu peristiwa yang terjadi di masyarakat. Salah satu bentuk karya sastra adalah drama. Penelitian ini mengg...

  15. Kedudukan Haken di Perusahaan Jepang yang Tercermin dalam Drama Haken No Hinkaku Karya Sutradara Nagumo Seiichi dan Sato Toya




    Nur, Syahidah. 2014. Kedudukan Haken di Perusahaan Jepang yang Tercermin dalam Drama Haken no Hinkaku Karya Sutradara Nagumo Seiichi dan Sato Toya. Program Studi Sastra Jepang, Universitas Brawijaya. Pembimbing: (1) Eka Marthanty Indah Lestari. (2) Elisabeth Worobroto P. KataKunci: drama, Haken no Hinkaku, kedudukan haken, Perusahaan JepangKarya sastra adalah gambaran Kenyataan dari suatu peristiwa yang terjadi di masyarakat. Salah satu bentuk karya sastra adalah drama. Penelitian ini mengg...

  16. The relationship between teacher talk and children's possibility thinking in the Drama Game method in Cypriot primary education


    Aristeidou, Vaso


    Drawing on a socio-constructivist conceptual framework and connecting to current work in the area of creativity, drama and teacher talk, this study seeks to reveal features of children's possibility thinking (PT), types of teacher talk and the relationship between these two strands during the Drama Game (DG) method in Cypriot primary classrooms. This is the first empirical study in Cyprus concerning the DG method; drama is a new curriculum area in primary education (CMEC, 201Ib). Possibility ...

  17. Penciptaan Drama Musikal Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Sweeney Todd:Tukang Cukur Haus Darah

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    seluruh pertunjukan. Kata kunci: penyutradaraan, drama musikal, kisah legendaris, Sweeney Todd, teater sekolah. ABSTRACT The musical drama Sweeney Todd: Th e Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The creative directing process of this drama has given many good lessons to the art work of performing arts, especially to musical drama performance. The musical drama has its own unique characteristics in its process and performance. This type of drama is very popular in the USA, and has been the only contribution from the USA to enrich the typical of world theater. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is as an English legend, especially in England. This script created by Christopher Bond has been performed for several times in all around the globe. Having seen from its creating history, the story of a barber who takes revenge has been through long adaptation process. Some big authors in this era, before proceeded by Christopher Bond’s creative touch, had creatively recreated this script. The musical drama Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street was fi rstly created from the musical comedy drama and since 1920 has shown serious themes that are well known as Broadway music or American music. This drama has commonly been shown on a big stage West End and Broadway in London and New York, also in Australia and Asia. Moreover, it has also been performed by groups of school-theater and amateur theater. Most of the musical drama performances Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street are accompanied by music and are sung as well. The dialog is changed into songs. The actors are supposed to be able to sing, to act, and to dance. The musical drama is a performance that uses three main characteristics, namely: singing (solo, ensemble, and choir, dancing (individual and group, and acting, that dominates in most parts of the performance. Key words: directing, musical drama, legend story, Sweeney Todd, theater.

  18. talking back: biography as friendship in anna banti's artemisia1

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    traditional' narrative convention of self-sustaining illusion” belongs to an established “modern — if not new — tradition” which includes writers such as Sterne and Diderot (1990: 47). Yet the dialogue between the narrator and Artemisia is much more ...

  19. Olive Schreiner in Rhodesia: An Episode in a Biography | Walters ...

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    of Vera Buchanan-Gould (see 1948, 198-99) – could be forgiven for doubting whether Olive Schreiner ever was in Rhodesia. Although her husband\\'s edition of her Letters includes three which cover this journey (Cronwright-Schreiner 1924a), he makes no mention of it in his Life (1924), and it is not touched on either in First ...

  20. Almanzor: drama histórico de Blas Infante

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    Full Text Available The recent publication of an unpublished and original theatre play by Blas Infante: Almanzor, an unfinished historical drama written in the early 20’s of the last century, opens up possibilities of interpretation in relation to another work written in the same period, The Pedagogical Dictatorship, that has a clear intention of improving the Spain of the Restoration from a historical point of view. Almanzor is also his second play with an Andalusian theme, along with Motamid, the Last King of Seville. The play is primarily an adaptation of the History of the Muslims of Spain until the Conquest by the Almoravids of R.P. Dozy. It belongs to the dramatic form coined as poetic theater by Modernism, but the play has deep romantic roots. Infante once again recreates, the glorious past of Al-Andalus.La reciente publicación de una obra de teatro inédita y original de Blas Infante: Almanzor, drama histórico incompleto escrito hacia la primera mitad de los años 20 del siglo pasado, abre posibilidades de interpretación con respecto a otra obra escrita en el mismo periodo, La Dictadura Pedagógica, con una finalidad clara de superación de la España de la Restauración desde el punto de vista histórico. Almanzor es además su segunda obra de temática andalusí, junto con Motamid, último rey de Sevilla. La obra es, principalmente, una adaptación de la Historia de los musulmanes de España hasta la conquista de los almorávides de R. P. Dozy. Pertenece a la modalidad dramática que el Modernismo denominó teatro poético, pero la obra tiene una honda raíz romántica. Infante recrea, una vez más, el glorioso pasado de Al-Ándalus.

  1. Drama Wor(l)ds: Explorations of Latina/o Realistic Fiction: Drama Encourages Critical Dialogue through Exploration of Multiple Voices and Perspectives (United States)

    Medina, Carmen L.


    The fifth graders interpretations of one piece of Latino/a realistic fictions in a mid-western school, specifically around the theme of Mexican Americans living on the U.S/Mexico border is looked at. A demonstration is given on how drama-in-education strategies serve as a powerful set of tools to facilitate complex dialogues and interpretation of…

  2. Soviet “Life Canon” in scientist’s biography and problem of its overcoming

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    Khazagerov Georgii Georgievich


    Full Text Available This article is dedicated to one of the fragments of modern textual culture, namely the presentation of the image of the scientist, usually presented in the book, devoted to anniversaries. Often it is the memories of students. Scientific pathos of the article is due to the fact that these memories do not always create a life image of the scientist, not realizing his appointment. Often different publications not only smooth personal traits of individuals, but also smooth individual features of the style of the authors and individual differences of their texts. The article identifies the causes of these phenomena. One of them is blind, non-functional copy of topos characteristic of Soviet biographies. It is, for example, a topos of poverty and democratic origin of the scientist who during the Soviet biographies was intended to carry out agitation and didactic function. Combining topos with biographical frame results in a maximum leveling in the representation of a person. Thus it appears what the article calls “Soviet life canon.” Another reason for the smoothing of individual style and create a speculative form of teaching is the penetration in the biographical genre of officialese expressing indifferent attitude to people. Concerning modern biographies of scientists officialese involves business style, that serves genres of reviews, i.e. all that is related to business decision-making relating to the work of the scientist. The article pointed out ways to overcome these negative trends in modern publications related to the demand for intimization category, which primarily should be shown in the plot structure of the narration.

  3. Using drama for school-based adolescent sexuality education in Zaria, Nigeria. (United States)

    Kafewo, Samuel Ayedime


    This paper describes the use of drama and participatory methods in a girls-only secondary school in Zaria, Nigeria, as a means of sexuality education, carried out by the Nigerian Popular Theatre Alliance and the Second Chance Organization of Nigeria. The issues addressed had to come from the students, to allow them to develop critical thinking and learn useful lessons. The topics that concerned the group of 15 girls who participated from the school included abortion, premarital sex and pregnancy, teacher-student relationships and lesbianism. Participants developed a play about teacher-student relationships and presented it to the whole school. The presentation was stopped several times in order to involve the audience in discussing the choices available to the protagonist and what they would do in her place. This allowed all the students to explore the problem, generate and assess alternative solutions and communicate their learning to others. It also started a process of change in how the school dealt with girls who were forced to drop out due to sexuality-related problems, including pregnancy. Our long-term aim is advocacy to support the introduction of sexuality education as a permanent element in the curriculum throughout the school system.

  4. Comparing the Perceptions and Self-Efficacy Skills of Primary School Teachers Who Have Taken Drama Courses to Those Who Have Not in Terms of Use of Drama as a Teaching Technique (United States)

    Sahin, Ayfer


    This study aims to compare the perceptions and self-efficacy skills of primary school teachers who have taken drama courses to those who have not in terms of the use of drama as a teaching technique. The sample of the study consists of prospective second and third grade teachers enrolled in the Primary School Teaching Department at Ahi Evran…

  5. Aaron Temkin Beck (born July 18, 1921- Biography

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    Full Text Available Aaron Beck was born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, the youngest child of four siblings. Beck attended Brown University, graduating magna cum laude in 1942. Then he attended Yale Medical School, graduating with an M.D. in 1946. After his graduation, he served a rotating internship, followed by a residency in pathology at the Rhode Island Hospital. Although initially not interested in psychiatry, a residency in neurology at the Cushing Veterans Administration Hospital in Framingham, MA, required rotation in psychiatry intrigued him with some of the more recent developments in the field. He spent two years as a fellow at Austin Riggs Center at Stockbridge where he acquired substantial experience in conducting longterm psychotherapy. The Korean War shifted Beck’s area of work to the Valley Forge Army Hospital where he was Assistant Chief of Neuropsychiatry. Dr. Beck joined the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Pennsylvania in 1954. He initially conducted research into the psychoanalytic theories of depression. He developed a different theoretical-clinical approach that he labelled cognitive therapy. Since 1959 he has directed funded research investigations of the psychopathology of depression, suicide, anxiety disorders, panic disorders, alcoholism, drug abuse, personality disorders, and schizophrenia and of cognitive therapy of these disorders. Currently Aaron T. Beck, M.D., is the President Emeritus of the non-profit Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, and University Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and the director of the Psychopathology Research Unit (PRU, which is the parent organization of the Center for the treatment and Prevention of Suicide. He has published more than 550 scholarly articles and 18 books and has developed widely used assessment scales. He has received many prestigious awards including the 2006 Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award for

  6. Isotope hydrology study of Kato Nevrokopi of Dramas

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    Leontiadis, I.L.; Payne, B.R.; Letsios, A.; Papagianni, N.; Kakarelis, D.; Chadjiagorakis, D.


    The isotopic composition of the water was used in order to define the mechanism of recharge of the high plateau of Kato Nevrokopi of Dramas. The results of this study indicate that there are two main sources of recharge to groundwater. One is infiltration of water from the network of irrigation canals which carry water from the Vathitopos stream. The other source of recharge originates in the mountains to the east of the plain. Infiltration from the Nevrokopi stream does occur, but is believed to be minor in this part of the plain. Recharge by infiltration of local precipitation is considered to be minor in comparison with the two main sources of recharge. An underground barrier prevents draining of the groundwater through the sinkhole, resulting in a very big reservoir under the whole central and southern parts of the high plateau. The exploitation of the groundwater of this reservoir very probably offers a low-cost solution to satisfy all needs of the area for irrigation water. (author)

  7. Berlin in Television Drama Series: A Mediated Space

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    Susanne Eichner


    Full Text Available Since the early days of film Berlin and the film studios in its suburbs was an important site of production. Signature films for film historians such as Metropolis and The Blue Angel were shot at the UFA studios in Babelsberg. Throughout its history Berlin was and is a popular place for media productions with the city functioning as a text, full of meaning that turns into branded value. The article will investigate the complex relationship of historical and societal events and Berlin as a production site and an imaginary landscape respectively cityscape. Based on the analysis of national and international drama series we will argue that the increasing importance of Berlin as production site and location goes hand in hand with an increasing mediated imagination of the city as a cinematic respectively televisual space that is able to represent past events such as the Nazi regime and the cold war and actual events such as organised crime, counter terrorist activities, and an intercultural life in a modern metropolis.

  8. Staging Memory: The Drama Inside the Language of Elfriede Jelinek

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    Full Text Available This essay focuses on Jelinek's problematic relationship to her native Austria, as it is reflected in some of her most recent plays: Ein Sportstück (A Piece About Sports, In den Alpen (In the Alps and Das Werk (The Plant. Taking her acceptance speech for the 2004 Nobel Prize for Literature as a starting point, my essay explores Jelinek's unique approach to her native language, which carries both the burden of historic guilt and the challenge of a distinguished, if tortured literary legacy. Furthermore, I examine the performative force of her language. Jelinek's "Dramas" do not unfold in action and dialogue, rather, they are embedded in the grammar itself. Her radically subversive vision of Austrian culture reveals her own deep roots in it and the obsessive longing to align herself with its purest and martyred voices—from Hugo von Hofmannsthal to Paul Celan. Against the exploitation by contemporary tourism of a landscape that is riddled with the undead of political and commercial crimes, against the pollution and perversion of official language, Jelinek's linguistic experiments, destructive and anti-traditional at first sight, are urgently conservative projects.

  9. Mourning Mandela: sacred drama and digital visuality in Cape Town

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    Paula Uimonen


    Full Text Available The world united in unprecedented ways in mourning the global icon Nelson Mandela, an emotionally charged historical event in which digital visuality played an influential role. The memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, 10 December 2013, gathered dignitaries and celebrities from around the world at the First National Bank Stadium in Johannesburg, to mourn the passing of Madiba and to celebrate his life work. At the Grand Parade in Cape Town, the event was broadcast on large public screens, followed by live music performances and narrowcast interaction with the audience. Building on recent research on public screens during global media events, this article addresses the mediated mourning rituals at the Grand Parade in terms of a sacred drama. Focusing on social relationality, the article discusses how digital visuality mediated a sense of global communitas, thus momentarily overcoming historical frictions between the global north and the global south, while expanding the fame of Madiba. Paying attention to the public display of visual memory objects and the emotional agency of images, it argues that digital visuality mediated social frictions between the living and the dead, while recasting a historical subject as a historical object. The article further discusses how digital visuality mediated cultural frictions of apartheid and xenophobia, through the positioning of Mandela in the pantheon of Pan-African icons, thus underlining the African origin of this global icon. The analysis is based on ethnographic observations and experiences in Cape Town.


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    Aris Siswanti


    Full Text Available Korean dramas have been a favorite television program in many countries because they are commonly relaxing and cheerful and show in-fashion lifestyles. Presenting universal themes like love and family, K-dramas show deep yet subtle emotions. Many K-dramas focus on the female characters, allowing the story to be told from a female point of view, although that does not mean that the women are portrayed as powerful as or equal to their male counterparts. This paper analyzes My Princess (2011, a drama about Lee Seol, a college student, who is in fact the great-granddaughter of the Joseon Dynasty's last Emperor. She undergoes difficult changes in her life to fulfill her role as a princess. Yet, in the end she leaves her position as a princess to be with the man she loves. From a feminist perspective, the analysis is conducted to discover the image of a woman in the drama. In particular, the paper describes the image in connection with Yu’s ideas that while the female characters in Korean film are described as cheerful, confident, and proactive, as well as having more access to public areas and being more equal to men, they still fall into their “traditional roles as victims of the patriarchal order and comfort objects for men” (n.d. p. 267. The findings indicate that the woman is portrayed as a naïve, less sophisticated person who is weaker or less significant than man.

  11. Provider portrayals and patient-provider communication in drama and reality medical entertainment television shows. (United States)

    Jain, Parul; Slater, Michael D


    Portrayals of physicians on medical dramas have been the subject of research attention. However, such research has not examined portrayals of interactions between physicians and patients, has not compared physician portrayals on medical dramas versus on medical reality programs, and has not fully examined portrayals of physicians who are members of minority groups or who received their education internationally. This study content-analyzes 101 episodes (85 hours) of such programs broadcast during the 2006-2007 viewing season. Findings indicate that women are underrepresented as physicians on reality shows, though they are no longer underrepresented as physicians on dramas. However, they are not as actively portrayed in patient-care interactions as are male physicians on medical dramas. Asians and international medical graduates are underrepresented relative to their proportion in the U.S. physician population, the latter by almost a factor of 5. Many (but certainly not all) aspects of patient-centered communication are modeled, more so on reality programs than on medical dramas. Differences in patient-provider communication portrayals by minority status and gender are reported. Implications for public perception of physicians and expectations regarding provider-patient interaction are discussed.

  12. The use and application of drama in nursing education--an integrative review of the literature. (United States)

    Arveklev, Susanna H; Wigert, Helena; Berg, Linda; Burton, Bruce; Lepp, Margret


    Caring is grounded on universal humanistic values such as kindness, empathy, concern and love for self and others. Nurses need to learn how to implement these values in the care for patients. Nursing students find it hard to assimilate theoretical knowledge in practice. Experiential learning in the form of drama has been used in several studies to enhance nursing students' learning. The aim of this study was to review empirical and theoretical articles on the use and application of drama in nursing education. An integrative review of the literature. The databases CINAHL, PubMed, ProQuest and Academic search elite were searched for articles. The search generated 64 articles, with 20 articles meeting the inclusive criteria. Three themes with their attendant subthemes emerged through the analysis. The themes are: The Framing, The Objectives and The Embodiment. Drama is effective in entry level courses in nursing education to enhance student learning and can be flexible and adjusted to various contexts. Further research using drama to enroll nursing students as fictive patients and relatives and thereby explore different perspectives is suggested, and more research on the application of drama in nursing education at an advanced level is required. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Development of radio dramas for health communication pilot intervention in Canadian Inuit communities (United States)

    Racicot-Matta, Cassandra; Wilcke, Markus; Egeland, Grace M.


    A mixed-methods approach was used to develop a culturally appropriate health intervention over radio within the Inuit community of Pangnirtung, Nunavut (NU), Canada. The radio dramas were developed, recorded and tested pre-intervention through the use of Participatory Process and informed by the extended elaboration likelihood model (EELM) for education–communication. The radio messages were tested in two focus groups (n = 4 and n = 5) to determine fidelity of the radio dramas to the EELM theory. Focus group feedback identified that revisions needed to be made to two characteristics required of educational programmes by the EELM theorem: first, the quality of the production was improved by adding Inuit youth recorded music and second, the homophily (relatability of characters) of radio dramas was improved by re-recording the dramas with voices of local youth who had been trained in media communication studies. These adjustments would not have been implemented had pre-intervention testing of the radio dramas not taken place and could have reduced effectiveness of the overall intervention. Therefore, it is highly recommended that media tools for health communication/education be tested with the intended target audience before commencement of programmes. Participatory Process was identified to be a powerful tool in the development and sustainability of culturally appropriate community health programming. PMID:24957329

  14. Development of radio dramas for health communication pilot intervention in Canadian Inuit communities. (United States)

    Racicot-Matta, Cassandra; Wilcke, Markus; Egeland, Grace M


    A mixed-methods approach was used to develop a culturally appropriate health intervention over radio within the Inuit community of Pangnirtung, Nunavut (NU), Canada. The radio dramas were developed, recorded and tested pre-intervention through the use of Participatory Process and informed by the extended elaboration likelihood model (EELM) for education-communication. The radio messages were tested in two focus groups (n = 4 and n = 5) to determine fidelity of the radio dramas to the EELM theory. Focus group feedback identified that revisions needed to be made to two characteristics required of educational programmes by the EELM theorem: first, the quality of the production was improved by adding Inuit youth recorded music and second, the homophily (relatability of characters) of radio dramas was improved by re-recording the dramas with voices of local youth who had been trained in media communication studies. These adjustments would not have been implemented had pre-intervention testing of the radio dramas not taken place and could have reduced effectiveness of the overall intervention. Therefore, it is highly recommended that media tools for health communication/education be tested with the intended target audience before commencement of programmes. Participatory Process was identified to be a powerful tool in the development and sustainability of culturally appropriate community health programming. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email:

  15. How Rural Schoolchildren and Teachers Read TV Dramas: A Case Study on Critical Media Literacy in Turkey (United States)

    Akar-Vural, Ruken


    This qualitative study attempts to determine favorite TV dramas of children from two rural schools and analyze children's discourse about messages and values of TV dramas. As parallel to children's views, teacher perceptions on critical media literacy were investigated in the study. This study aims to explore the content--messages/values--of…

  16. The Analysis of Self Efficacies of English Language Teachers in Terms of Creative Drama Use in Education (United States)

    Pesen, Ata; Üzüm, Burhan


    This study was conducted to determine self-efficacy levels of English Language teachers in terms of creative drama usage. Thereby the self-efficacy of the language teachers in terms of drama usage was analyzed according to such variables as type of the school they are working, gender, length of service and any course or lesson taken about creative…

  17. The Effect of School Practices on Teacher Candidates' Sense of Efficacy Relating to Use of Drama in Education (United States)

    Tanriseven, Isil


    The aim of this study is to research the effect of school practices on teacher candidates' sense of efficacy relating to planning, implementing, evaluating drama activities, and the sense of general efficacy relating to use of drama in education. The study was conducted with 52 students attending the 2nd year of their course of study in Mersin…

  18. The Use of "Drama in Education" in Primary Schools from the Viewpoint of the Classroom Teachers: A Mixed Method Research (United States)

    Isyar, Özge Özgür; Akay, Cenk


    The purpose of this research is to determine the classroom teachers' sense of efficacy about the drama in education, to examine them in terms of various variables and to reveal their opinions and metaphorical perceptions regarding the concept of drama in education. Convergent parallel design, which is of the mixed method designs, was used in the…

  19. The Effect of Creative Drama Method on Pre-Service Classroom Teachers' Writing Skills and Attitudes towards Writing (United States)

    Erdogan, Tolga


    The aim of the study is to explore the effect of the creative drama method on pre-service classroom teachers' writing skills and attitudes towards writing. Additionally, the views of the pre-service teachers concerning the creative drama method were also investigated in the study. The participants of the study were 24 pre-service teachers studying…

  20. Jan Bloemendal and Howard B. Norland (eds., Neo-Latin Drama and Theatre in Early Modern Europe

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    Full Text Available Book notice of: Jan Bloemendal and Howard B. Norland (eds., Neo-Latin Drama and Theatre in Early Modern Europe (Drama and Theatre in Early Modern Europe, vol. 3. Leiden/Boston, Brill, 2013. 794 pp. ISBN 978-90-04-25342-1. € 164,00.

  1. Drama-Based Science Teaching and Its Effect on Students' Understanding of Scientific Concepts and Their Attitudes towards Science Learning (United States)

    Abed, Osama H.


    This study investigated the effect of drama-based science teaching on students' understanding of scientific concepts and their attitudes towards science learning. The study also aimed to examine if there is an interaction between students' achievement level in science and drama-based instruction. The sample consisted of (87) of 7th grade students…

  2. Use of Twitter to Assess Viewer Reactions to the Medical Drama, Code Black. (United States)

    Hoffman, Beth L; Rosenthal, Erica L; Colditz, Jason B; Mcgarry, Ryan; Primack, Brian A


    Fictional medical television programs are popular with viewers and have been shown to influence health-related outcomes. We sought to systematically analyze real-time viewer discourse on Twitter related to the new medical drama, Code Black. We retrieved all Twitter posts (tweets) and metadata around the time of the airing of Code Black for four consecutive weeks. We developed a codebook using both content assessment of Twitter messages (tweets) and theory-based variables used in entertainment education analyses. We coded all tweets that occurred during the Eastern Standard Time (EST) airing of the program. Tweets that fell into at least one coding category were further analyzed by two independent researchers. We collected a total of 19,369 tweets, with 54% of total tweets originating during the EST airing of the program. There were 1,888 tweets that fit into one or more of six broad coding categories. Qualitative analysis revealed several key themes including real-life motivation to pursue health sciences careers based on the program, engagement regarding medical accuracy, and respect for the nursing profession. Examination of tweets related to Code Black provides insight into viewer discourse and suggests that Twitter may provide a vehicle for leveraging program engagement into real-life discussion and inquiry.

  3. Panelists' biographies

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    Corey Piccioni

    equality and empowerment. She also focuses on issues related to urban poverty, food security, and children's well‐being, educaon and work. Dr. Rustagi has worked extensively on naonal crime records data in India, and has conducted analysis of gender inequalies and discriminaon against women in India and the South ...

  4. Chomsky, biographie


    Chevalier, Jean-Claude


    N° 734, 1-15 novembre1998 Robert f. barskyNoam Chomsky, une voix discordantetrad. de l’anglais (Canada), par Geneviève JoublinOdile Jacob éd., 283 p. Dans la célébrité de Chomsky, politique et linguistique se mêlent, fondés sur une activité démesurée : conférences, cours, interventions, affrontements, manifestations, livres, des dizaines de livres, seul ou en collaboration, dont beaucoup sont traduits en français. Un mouvement perpétuel d’invention. Il est le père de ce qui a été tenu par cer...

  5. Portrayal of Women’s Images in Television Dramas: A Malaysian Case

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    Ibrahim Faridah


    Full Text Available Current situations brought about by globalisation and sophisticated innovations in new technology not only have created a new understanding of the world around us but also conscientiously sensitised society, particularly the women towards a more active role in shaping their world. An important contributory factor that can determine the success of women is their centrality in the media, through media positions held or through media images portrayed. What this paper has endeavoured to show is the portrayal of women in the media particularly, television dramas. In today’s scenario, the role of women keeps changing, so does the portrayal of women’s images in television dramas. This paper, based on a qualitative content analysis study of five popular Malaysian television dramas, found that the stereotypical generalizations of women’s images are still existing but to a lesser degree.

  6. Gender and Reproductive Outcomes: The Effects of a Radio Serial Drama in Northern Nigeria

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    Fatou Jah


    Full Text Available A large body of evidence has documented the effectiveness of mass-media communication programs in increasing family planning use and changing reproductive behavior. But the potential impact of these programs on the mediating role of gender norms has not been systematically assessed in Nigeria. Regionally representative cross-sectional end line data collected for the evaluation of a long-running entertainment-education radio serial drama program aired in northern Nigeria are examined for program effects on both reproductive and gender outcomes as well as the relative effect of gender on reproductive outcomes. The drama was popular, with 70% of the sample listening weekly. Results show that the drama positively impacted both sets of outcomes especially the reproductive outcomes. Results further indicate a strong relative effect of gender on reproductive issues.

  7. Halloween Drama Contest: A Didactic Approach to English Language Teaching in a non-Bilingual School

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    Sandra Camelo


    Full Text Available This article presents an action research project developed in Mayor de San Bartolomé School in 2007, when the authors’ teaching practice took place. The observation of 38 eighth graders, between 13 and 14 years old, highlighted their lack of motivation towards the English class. In the coming semester after the observation, the drama activities carried out in the English class made the students more eager to participate in the class activities and to use this language to communicate with their peers. The Halloween Drama Contest consisted of drama activities along with reading comprehension, writing production, vocabulary exercises and phonetics practice. Students were asked to prepare scripts of six horror movies to be performed on Halloween.

  8. Congruence of rituals and theatre. The use of drama for religious ceremony

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    Cosmin Tudor Ciocan


    Full Text Available I have started this research as a response to a pejorative question that religious rituals are merely theatrical, and the personnel involved nothing else but actors; beyond this there is nothing any religion suggests, e.g. healing, divine touch, blessings This paper is about rituals and their meanings and roles played as in social drama and theatre play. Considering the relationship between ritual and theatre to be reciprocal I will use their functions to evaluate the process of religious ceremonies and the role they play for adherents/participants, as if they would be attending a play. Religious Studies and Drama joint study offers the opportunity to combine two complementary humanities subjects, as both drama and religion are mainstays of cultural practice.

  9. Social Media Influence and Intensity of Watching Television Drama on Achievement of Students


    Ali Akbar Himawan; Basori Basori; Taufiq Lilo Adi Sucipto


    The aims of this study are to get: (1) the influence of the social media use on achievement of students; (2) the influence of the watching television drama intensity on achievement of students grade X TKJ in SMK Batik 1 Surakarta; and (3) the influence both of social media use and the watching television drama intensity on achievement of students. The sample used was 78 from 100 student population based on Isaac and Michael table. This study was quantitative research using ex post facto metho...

  10. Psychologist, physician and philosopher:the stages of P. Yа. Galperin’s scientific biography

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    Marina A. Stepanova


    Full Text Available The paper contains the description of Pyotr Ya. Galperin’s scientific biography stages. P.Ya. Galperin (1902–1988 is an outstanding Russian psychologist, the founder of an original psychological concept. The paper shows how P.Ya. Galperin’s scientific views were logically developing when he was working on the theory of gradual development of human intellectual activity that analyzes the process of constructing basic components of mental activity and creates the conditions for transforming the action into a psychological phenomenon. The biography is compiled on the basis of publications and talks of P.Ya. Galperin, the memories of colleagues and friends, using numerous archives. By now, only the main events in the life of a scientist have been marked. The paper presents the data that could be verified by referring to P.Yа. Galperin’s CV and data of the Academic Council of the Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, stored in the Archive of Lomonosov Moscow State University, and P.Yа. Galperin’s science archive passed by the grandson Yakov I. Abramson to the Archive of the Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The family archives failed to survive because of the frequent relocation, and P.Ya. Galperin did not write a detailed autobiography, so the task of clarifying the facts of his biography is relevant. All periods of P.Ya. Galperin’s scientific creative life are presented, his participation in scientific and practical events starting with the mid-1920s is mentioned. The 1930- 1940s are the most difficult years for event recovery. 55 years of professional and personal life (from 1943 and until his death in 1988 are associated with Lomonosov Moscow State University, therefore the focus is on P.Ya. Galperin as an outstanding Professor of Moscow University, i.e. the author of the original theory of the orientating nature and function of human mind, the organizing force in psychology. The

  11. Travel as a Ritual toward Transformative Consciousness: Juxtaposing Che Guevara's Biography and Teacher Candidates' Narratives (United States)

    Lea, YiShan


    This article discusses the development of critical consciousness by examining the biographical-narratives in relationship to the experiential accounts on travel. Biographical narratives are important cultural texts filled with history and cultural nuances. The biography of Ernesto Che Guevara has resonated with readers and viewers from around the…

  12. Hindu, Muslim and Sikh Religious Education Teachers' Use of Personal Life Knowledge: The Relationship between Biographies, Professional Beliefs and Practice (United States)

    Everington, Judith


    The article reports the findings of a qualitative study of Hindu, Muslim and Sikh teachers of religious education and the relationship between their biographies, professional beliefs and use of personal life knowledge in English, secondary school classrooms. This relationship was explored through a study of five beginning teachers and provided…

  13. Dr. Milan Glavinić, architect (Belgrade 1891 - Belgrade 1968: Addenda to the biography

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    Latinčić Olga


    Full Text Available The paper supplies further data for a biography of Milan Glavinić, such as information on his participation in the Balkan Wars and the First World War and his broad social and political activity. It also presents his published and unpublished texts on architecture, urban planning and art history, his 'Iskrice' (Sparks and his texts on old Belgrade kept in Glavinić Family Papers in the Historical Archives of Belgrade. His texts on old Belgrade are based on his own memories, the memories and stories told by his father Kosta and other people, and the surviving documents. They describe Belgrade's houses, their owners, prices, particular city districts, the Elementary School by the Cathedral, the Big Stairs, restaurants, and sketch his urban planning ideas.

  14. A life of Erwin Schroedinger. 2. ed.; Erwin Schroedinger. Eine Biographie

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    Moore, Walter J.


    Erwin Schroedinger (1887-1961) was a pioneer of quantum physics, one of the most important scientist of the 20th century at all and a charming Austrian. He was a man with a passionate interest for men and ideas. Mostly known he became by his representation of quantum theory in the form of wave mechanics, for which he obtained the Nobel prize for physics and naturally by the famous thought experiment ''Schroedingers cat''. Walter Moore's biography is quite near to the person of Schroedinger and presents his scientific work in the context of his friendships, his interset for mysticism, and in front of the moving background of the political events in Germany and Austria.

  15. éphémérides ou biographie sommaire de Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac

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    Madeleine Alcover


    Full Text Available Biographie15519 avril : mariage, à Paris, des grands-parents paternels de l’écrivain, Savinien I de Cyrano et Anne Le Maire : celle-ci est la petite-fille d’Étienne Cardon, marchand parisien. À ce jour, l’origine du grand-père paternel n’est pas résolue (sarde ? descendant d’un marchand bourrelier de Sens ?.1555Le couple signe une donation entre vifs qui, en cas de décès, fait du survivant son légataire universel. Quatre enfants leur survivront : Abel, Samuel, Pierre et Anne.1555-1560Savinie...

  16. Muhammad ʿAbd al-Malik al-Mutawakkil: A Political Biography

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    Jens Heibach


    Full Text Available Muhammad ʿAbd al-Malik al-Mutawakkil (1942-2014, professor of political science at Sanaa University, deputy secretary-general of the Union of Popular Forces, and pioneer of the human rights movement in South Arabia, was one of the few home de lettres in Yemen whose intellectual clout extended far into the Arab world. As an outstanding figure of political and scholarly life in the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, his vita exemplifies the ups and downs of Yemeni politics in the post-imamic, republican era up to the fall of ʿAli ʿAbdallah Salih, just as his writings are an enlightening guide to the understanding of the latter and the Yemeni social fabric as a whole. This article seeks to provide a political biography of a man whose calm and sensible voice many will find missing in these times of turmoil.


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    Full Text Available This article discusses the book Ecce homo, by Nietzsche, defending that the text is an interpretation of the philosopher himself on her own thought, not to give the book a sacred tone, nor to stress his biography, but affirming a dissonant thought that indicates his philosophical ambition. With no constraints, Nietzsche presents his conflicts, passions, deceptions, announcing a tragic dimension of life that is not guided by pessimism, but by happiness of living intensely, understanding suffering as one of the facets of life. His philosophy derives from a life demand, transfigured by an experience that promotes self cultivation and the possibility of “becoming what one really is” through the “applying” of one’s own genealogic method.


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    Full Text Available William Gurnee Sinnigen was a Classicist and Roman historian, active in the mid-to-late 20th century. Trained at the University of Michigan by noted Roman administrative historian Arthur E. R. Boak, Sinnigen continued his mentor’s work in administrative history, producing several articles on different aspects of Roman and Byzantine administrative topics.  Sinnigen was also responsible for the revision and update of Boak’s acclaimed textbook on Roman history, as well as Charles Alexander Robinson’s textbook on Ancient history.  This article will provide a brief biography of Professor Sinnigen, along with a bibliography of his published works and reviews by other scholars of his work.

  19. Program of Studies, Aesthetic Education: Dance, Drama/Theatre, Interrelated Arts. (United States)

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    Educational objectives and brief course descriptions are provided for dance, drama/theatre, and interrelated ARTS (Arts Resource Teams in Schools), Montgomery County Public School System, Rockville, Maryland. In grades K-12 dance and movement are part of the physical education department. Instruction emphasizes the potential of body movement for…

  20. "This Hour Has Too Many Minutes" (an Interrupted Lecture): The Case for Edu-Prop Drama. (United States)

    Fancy, Alex


    Presents a dramatic script involving a professor and students in an innovative but unsuccessful course. Makes a case for "edu-prop drama," which engages spectators in fictitious recreation of classroom dynamics. Asserts that having symbolic players in the educational game engage in dramatized, but realistic, conflict dialogue can provoke candid…

  1. Voorstellings van verset in drie Adam Small-dramas: "Kanna hy kô ...

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    Among others, he uses procedures recognised as vehicles of revolt, such as elements from Brechtian theatre, satire, the silent character, laughter, culturally marked language that dismantles the authority of standard language, and body markings. Keywords: Adam Small, Afrikaans drama, anti-apartheid literature, covert ...

  2. Music and Drama in Primary Schools in the Madeira Island--Narratives of Ownership and Leadership (United States)

    Mota, Graça; Araújo, Maria Jose


    A three-year-case study funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) from the Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education was designed to study a 30-year project of music and drama in primary schools in Madeira. This article reports on the narratives of the three main figures in the project as they elaborate on its…

  3. Thirty Years of Music and Drama Education in the Madeira Island: Facing Future Challenges (United States)

    Mota, Graça; Abreu, Liliana


    In this paper we give an overview of relevant findings of a three years long case study that was carried out in the Madeira Island, Portugal. It addresses a thirty years old project in music and drama education in primary schools, which involves all children within the school curriculum, but also in extra-curriculum activities. The study used…

  4. Delivering "Virtual Ethnicity" Drama: A Pedagogical Design for Bridging Digital and Diversity Barriers (United States)

    Carter, E. Vincent


    This study examines an original dramaturgical method for creating virtual world experience called virtual world drama. The instructional focus is improving students' aptitude for analyzing ethnic identity by instilling both conceptual and multicultural competency. An exploratory research method is used, relying on observation (disguised and…

  5. Effect of Drama Instruction Method on Students' Turkish Verbal Skills and Speech Anxiety (United States)

    Kardas, Mehmet Nuri; Koç, Rasit


    The objective of the present study is to determine the effect of the "drama" method on students' Turkish verbal skills and speech anxiety. Pretest-posttest experimental model with control group was utilized in the study. In the analysis of data obtained by Turkish Rhetorical Skills Scale (TRSS) and Speech Anxiety Scale (SAS), t-test…

  6. Teachers' Professional Competences: What Has Drama in Education to Offer? An Empirical Study in Greece (United States)

    Papavassiliou-Alexiou, Ioanna; Zourna, Christina


    This article examines how the training in and use of Drama in Education (DiE) affects the development of teachers' professional skills. The article draws on data from broader empirical qualitative research about the impact of DiE on personal, social and professional development of Greek secondary school teachers. The research was carried out using…

  7. The Page IS The Stage: From Picturebooks to Drama with Young Learners

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    Carol Serrurier-Zucker


    Full Text Available This paper shows the close link between picturebooks and theatre, and how the books can be dramatized with young learners. In this process the children can creatively draw on and manipulate the language they are acquiring while becoming increasingly autonomous in their learning. The task-based approach promoted by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR, which has shown its worth for the acquisition of communicative competences in language classes at secondary level and above, is not always easily applicable in primary classes. The young learners’ often limited linguistic abilities make project work and meta-language discussion difficult in the foreign language. Teaching foreign languages through drama can provide an interesting solution. The creativity, whole-body experience and social interactivity involved in drama teaching produce high levels of motivation and an ideal method for language practice and acquisition. Storytelling is widely accepted as a valuable vector in the foreign language classroom, and allowing the young learners to become dynamically involved in the process takes it one step further. In this article we first demonstrate the inherently theatrical nature of picturebooks. The paper then reports on a project researching the use of drama in language teaching with young learners. The project commenced with drama activities inspired by two selected picturebooks, which led on to the presentation of powerful dramatic scenarios intimately relating to the children’s lives.

  8. What Counts : Social Drama and Connectedness in Flannery O'Connor's "The River" and "Revelation"

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    Visser, Irene


    This essay explores Flannery O’Connor’s “The River” and “Revelation” from an interdisciplinary perspective. Concepts from social sciences such as social dramas, ritual performance, and symbolic actions illuminate main moments of conflict and reconciliation between characters and their social milieu

  9. Gossip, Drama, and Technology: How South Asian American Young Women Negotiate Gender On and Offline (United States)

    Subramanian, Mathangi


    Gossip, defined as evaluative talk about a third party, is a powerful tool for establishing in- and out-group norms and determining belonging. Drama, a form of gossip that is evolving in online spaces, is the process of fighting back against gossip and rumors designed to isolate and ostracise. While literature commonly portrays women as victims or…

  10. The Effect of Creative Drama as a Method on Skills: A Meta-Analysis Study (United States)

    Ulubey, Özgür


    The aim of the current study was to synthesize the findings of experimental studies addressing the effect of the creative drama method on the skills of students. Research data were derived from ProQuest Citations, Web of Science, Google Academic, National Thesis Center, EBSCO, ERIC, Taylor & Francis Online, and ScienceDirect databases using…

  11. Gaining Views from Pupils with Autism about Their Participation in Drama Classes (United States)

    Loyd, Daisy


    Pupils with autism (aged 16-18) were interviewed as part of a study examining the participation of individuals with autism in drama education. This paper reflects on the approaches devised to gain views from ten pupils with autism who communicated in different ways. The procedure for gaining views from the pupils is explained, and the views they…

  12. The Curriculum in the Palestinian Territories: Drama Processes in Theatre Making and Self-Liberation (United States)

    Al-Yamani, Hala; Attallah, Susan; Alsawayfa, Fadel


    The Israeli occupation and its strategies employed for controlling the Palestinian Territories have reflected negatively on all aspects of Palestinians' lives. The occupation has also created a closed environment where people have little room to act and react freely. This article highlights the importance of drama and theatre making for…

  13. Views of Teachers on the Use of Drama Method in Science and Technology Courses (United States)

    Duban, Nil Yildiz; Duzgun, Merve Evsen


    The aim of this study is to identify the views of the teachers on the use of drama as a teaching method in the science and technology courses. In the current study, qualitative research method was used. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews. The participants of the study were selected via maximum variation sampling. The…

  14. Elective Drama Course in Mathematics Education: An Assessment of Pre-Service Teachers (United States)

    Sagirli, Meryem Özturan


    This study aimed to evaluate a newly introduced elective course "Drama in Mathematics Education" into mathematics education curriculum from the viewpoints of pre-service mathematics teachers. A case study was employed in the study. The study group consisted of 37 pre-service mathematics teachers who were enrolled in a Turkish state…

  15. Blurring Boundaries: Drama as a Critical Multimodal Literacy for Examining 17th-Century Witch Hunts (United States)

    Schroeter, Sara; Wager, Amanda C.


    This article illustrates how critical multimodal literacy practices engage secondary students to further explore differences and similarities between past and present instances of discrimination within a process drama, where students and teachers explore a topic through unscripted role-play. Data from a classroom-based ethnography are drawn on to…

  16. The Challenge of Post-Normality to Drama Education and Applied Theatre (United States)

    Andersona, Michael


    This article examines current discourses surrounding the future of education and society more generally. It focuses on Sardar's discussion of "post-normality" to frame discussions around the transformations in society and speculates on how the qualities inherent in drama education and applied theatre might form responses to…

  17. Imagining the Real: Towards a New Theory of Drama in Education (United States)

    Davis, David


    The current education climate has brought the development of classroom drama as an art form to a standstill. Practitioners need to make a qualitative leap forward in both theory and practice in order to respond to the cultural demands of the times. By linking the best of the ground-breaking work of Dorothy Heathcote and Gavin Bolton with the…

  18. Mathematics and Science Teachers' Perceptions about Using Drama during the Digital Story Creation Process (United States)

    Yuksekyalcin, Gozen; Tanriseven, Isil; Sancar-Tokmak, Hatice


    This case study investigated math and science teachers' perceptions about the use of creative drama during a digital story (DS) creation process for educational purposes. A total of 25 secondary science and math teachers were selected according to criterion sampling strategy to participate in the study. Data were collected through an open-ended…

  19. In Search of an Aesthetic Pathway: Young Children's Encounters with Drama (United States)

    Ho, Ka Lee Carrie


    Aesthetic experiences have proved as a valuable tool to enhance quality childhood life and learning; yet, how young children perceive such experiences is little known. This study investigated the aesthetic experiences and responses of Hong Kong young children through drama improvisation. Deleuzo-Guattarian concept of rhizome was used to form a…

  20. The Effect of Creative Drama Method on the Attitude towards Course: A Meta-Analysis Study (United States)

    Toraman, Çetin; Ulubey, Özgür


    The purpose of this study is both to gather the experimental studies which investigate the effect of creative drama on the attitudes of students towards the courses and to synthesize the findings of these studies. The studies within the scope of this current research were obtained from various databases such as "ProQuest Citations, Council of…

  1. The Efficacy of Drama in Field Experience: A Qualitative Study Using MAXQDA (United States)

    Elaldi, Senel; Yerliyurt, Nazli Sila


    This study attempted to evaluate the views of senior preservice preschool teachers on the efficacy of drama activities in their field experience in terms of the effect of students' learning, socialization, individual or group work skills and school connectedness and also disclosed the suggestions of senior preservice preschool teachers for faculty…

  2. Self-Directed English Language Learning through Watching English Television Drama in China (United States)

    Wang, Danping


    This paper presents a case study of a group of Chinese ESL learners in China, who study English by immersing themselves regularly and rigorously in English television drama. A self-directed learning pedagogy has been developed and discussed, which seems to have signposted an effective and economic way for ESL learners to improve linguistic,…

  3. TV Fights: Women and Men in Interpersonal Arguments on Prime-Time Television Dramas. (United States)

    Brinson, Susan L.


    Studies the behaviors of women and men represented in interpersonal arguments in prime-time television dramas. Finds a weak link between actual argument behaviors and those on television, thereby socializing viewers in a manner inconsistent with reality. Suggests that television arguments are guided more by the needs of the medium that a need to…

  4. Helping Children To Manage Emotions which Trigger Aggressive Acts: An Approach through Drama in School. (United States)

    Johnson, Colleen


    Suggests ways in which drama can be used to: explore issues that often give rise to aggression or violence; give space to articulate and respond to emotions; model and practice non-violent response to aggression; consider the consequences of one's actions; empower children to stand up to bullying; and channel energy into performance. (TJQ)

  5. The blue drama: narratives of the victim's suffering of Cesium-137 radiological event

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    Vieira, Suzane de Alencar


    This research presents a dramatic approach to the Cesium-137 Radiological Event. The event, which started on Goiania in 1987, did not stop with the end of radiological contamination and continues in a judicial, scientific and narrative process of identification and recognition of new victims. The ethnography’s output follows a theoretical experiment with the notions of drama and event. In order to better understand the pattern of this event, I analyzed narratives such as romances, arts, photographs, news, documentaries, films, academic bibliography and stories that emerged from the research field. I argue that the narratives politicize the discourses of victimization and the suffering experience. The dramatic form of narratives and symbols concentrates on emotions and promotes the emotional commitment of the subjects on the trial. The drama articulates the relationship between the narratives and the event and creates a tactful space that arouses the recognition of victims through the narrative form and the suffering language. The drama occupies a central place on the dynamics of radiological event, as it extends its limits, inflects its intensity and updates the event. As a narrative of the event, the ethnography incorporates and brings up to date the drama as an analysis landmark and the description of the theme as it is absorbed by a dramatic process. (author)

  6. Enhancing the English-Language Oral Skills of International Students through Drama (United States)

    Gill, Chamkaur


    Ten non-English-speaking-background students of Bond University were observed to identify the effects of drama on oral English. Over a period of twelve weeks (two hours per week), elements of their oral English communication were measured. The weeks were divided into four lots of three weeks each, with the first three weeks made up entirely of…

  7. Norskov and the Logic of Place: The Soft Effect of Local Danish TV Drama Production

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    Full Text Available In this article, we analyse locality and locations in recent Danish TV crime drama with the series Norskov as a representative case. The series’ mode of production is rooted in the Danish broadcaster TV 2’s regional obligations and it illustrates a broader tendency in local TV drama production. The article introduces the concepts intertextual consciousness, stories from below and cartographic branding, and refers to the notion of re-imagined communities as a local administrative result of drama production and broadcast. The findings of the article are based on production and location analyses with primary focus on the series’ preproduction stage as well as empirical data material such as interviews, documents from the production process and material from the municipality of Frederikshavn (the location of Norskov, manuscript versions, and textual and visual material from the cinematographer and the location manager. Finally, the article combines provinciality and the notion of re-imagined communities in order to evaluate the effect of local drama production.

  8. Managing Online Discussion Forums: Building Community by Avoiding the Drama Triangle (United States)

    Gerlock, Jennifer Ann; McBride, Dawn Lorraine


    The authors critically analyze how the concept of the drama triangle--part of the game theory associated with transactional analysis--can be used by post secondary instructors teaching online to build a sense of community and decrease students' dependence on instructors in discussion forums. The article begins with an overview of sense of…

  9. Using Drama Therapy to Explore Religion and Spirituality in Counselor Education (United States)

    Meyer, Dixie D.


    Exploring spirituality and religion continues to be an important component when considering multicultural issues. However, understanding how to incorporate spiritual and religious diversity into counseling courses continues to be a challenge for educators. An exercise using drama therapy was developed to explore religion and spirituality.

  10. Drama as a Tool for Social Commentary: An Example of Alex ...

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    ... of Paschal Amusu' as an example. We shall aim at exploring the use of drama to inform, educate and arouse the consciousness of individuals in society with a view of making them aware of their responsibilities as members of society whose duty it is to take their destinies in their hands and make the world a better place.

  11. Century of Innovation: A History of European and American Theatre and Drama Since 1870. (United States)

    Brockett, Oscar G.; Findlay, Robert R.

    This book discusses the history of European and American drama from the advent of the "modern" era (around 1870) until the early 1970s. Coverage is further restricted to persons and events most characteristic of an era or of greatest significance later. Both theatrical and dramatic practice are treated as integral parts of a whole. Some…

  12. A Critical View of Television through the Eyes of Classical Drama. (United States)

    Oseguera, A. Anthony

    Unlike the criticism of the literary arts and the spoken word, rhetoric, television criticism is in its infancy. The styles suggested for television criticism have primarily been drawn from modern drama, literature and semiotics. Today, television critics of the scholarly sort are looking at a variety of styles to see if they can tell their…

  13. The Rhetoric of Bonds, Alliances, and Identities: Interrogating Social Networks in Early Modern English Drama (United States)

    Cady, Christina J.


    The household and family have received considerable interest in studies of early modern English drama, but less attention has been paid to how writers represent intimate affective bonds on the stage. Emotion is intangible; yet many writers convincingly convey the intensity of emotional bonds through rhetoric. Rhetoric is a mainstay in…

  14. Modern English Drama and the Students' Fluency and Accuracy of Speaking (United States)

    Pishkar, Kian; Moinzadeh, Ahmad; Dabaghi, Azizallah


    Speaking a language involves more than simply knowing the linguistic components of the message, and developing language skills requires more than grammatical comprehension and vocabulary memorization. In teaching-learning processes, drama method may have some positive effects on ELL students' speaking fluency and accuracy. This study attempts to…

  15. Symbolic water imagery in the drama of J. P. Clark-Bekederemo ...

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    Hinged on the theory of imagery, the study observes that Clark-Bekederemo is adept at manipulating locally-derived imagery in his drama, and that water imagery forms the nucleus of that local imagination. The study discovers that the symbolic water images used in the plays are largely conventional, but that in spite of their ...

  16. Dressing and Being: Appraising Costume and Identity in English Second-Language Drama (United States)

    DeCoursey, C. A.


    In many cultures, L2 students are reticent to engage in spontaneous oral L2 production. In Chinese culture, social norms tend to place value on accuracy, which tends to inhibit learners from authentic oral use of the target language. The purpose of this study was to consider the impact of costume, as used in L2 drama, on L2 selves, and attitudes…

  17. The Influence of Classroom Drama on English Learners' Academic Language Use during English Language Arts Lessons (United States)

    Anderson, Alida; Loughlin, Sandra M.


    Teacher and student academic discourse was examined in an urban arts-integrated school to better understand facilitation of students' English language learning. Participants' discourse was compared across English language arts (ELA) lessons with and without classroom drama in a third-grade classroom of English learning (EL) students (N = 18) with…

  18. Roles as a Route to Being "Other": Drama-Based Interventions with At-Risk Students (United States)

    Elliott, Victoria; Dingwall, Nicole


    Four drama programmes for at-risk youth run by a community theatre formed the basis for a 9-month participant observation and interview study. This paper focuses on the concept of roles, using this as a lens to explore participants' experiences, and to suggest ways in which taking part in the programmes enabled young people to "be Other"…

  19. Enhancing Self Presentation through Drama at a Community College: Rehearsing for the Job Interview (United States)

    Socas, John


    In these times of economic uncertainty, successful performance at job interviews has become increasingly important in order to obtain employment. This study examines the experiences of students at an urban community college in an intervention where drama embodied with reflection is used to enhance professionally relevant self-presentation skills.…

  20. Teaching Business Japanese and Culture Using Authentic Materials: A Popular Television Drama. (United States)

    Kishimoto, Toshiko

    In a Japanese business communication course taught at Clemson University (South Carolina), Japanese television drama is used to help language students understand the style of Japanese communication and improve their communicative ability. The course design was based on the following: (1) research on Japanese perceptions of the language needs for…

  1. The Impact of Drama on Pupils' Language, Mathematics, and Attitude in Two Primary Schools (United States)

    Fleming, Mike; Merrell, Christine; Tymms, Peter


    This article reports on research which examined the impact of The National Theatre's Transformation drama project on young pupils' reading, mathematics, attitude, self-concept and creative writing in primary schools. Two of the schools taking part in Transformation were matched to two Control schools in the first two years of the project.…

  2. E-Drama: Facilitating Online Role-Play Using an AI Actor and Emotionally Expressive Characters (United States)

    Zhang, Li; Gillies, Marco; Dhaliwal, Kulwant; Gower, Amanda; Robertson, Dale; Crabtree, Barry


    This paper describes a multi-user role-playing environment, referred to as "e-drama", which enables groups of people to converse online, in scenario driven virtual environments. The starting point of this research, is an existing application known as "edrama", a 2D graphical environment in which users are represented by static…

  3. Examination of the Effect of Drama Education on Multiple Intelligence Areas of Children (United States)

    Köksal Akyol, Aysel


    This study was conducted to determine whether or not drama education causes any difference in the verbal-linguistic, mathematical-logical, visual-spatial, musical-rhythmic, bodily-kinaesthetic, intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligences of children. The sample group of the study consisted of 46 children (23 children in the experimental group…

  4. Representing Science through Historical Drama: "Lord Kelvin and the Age of the Earth Debate" (United States)

    Begoray, Deborah L.; Stinner, Arthur


    This paper presents a defense for the use of historical scripted conversations in science. We discuss drama's use of both expository and narrative text forms to expand the language forms available for a variety of learners, the use of scripted conversations as a defensible curriculum design to foster learning in general and science in particular,…

  5. Drama/Theatre in Education and Theatre as an Academic Discipline ...

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    Jul 7, 2013 ... academic discipline in our society and the place of educational drama in nurturing individual potentials ... the word ―drama‖ they automatically think about performance: a representation of an action before a group ..... Community Theatre. ▫ The media: TV, Radio and Film/Video, Writing and. Broadcasting.

  6. The Effect of Creative Drama on Student Achievement in the Course of Information Technologies (United States)

    Özek, Müzeyyen Bulut


    The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of creative drama on student achievement in the Information Technologies course. The study was carried out for the unit "Tomorrow's Technology" which is the first unit of Information Technologies course. For this study, 89 sixth grade students were selected from primary school in…

  7. Drama as a Cross-Curricula teaching method | Amooti R | Rwandan ...

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    On the basis of the available literature, dramatic techniques like role-play, impersonation, miming and dramatization are very effective teaching methods. Various scholars have acknowledged the fact that these dramatic techniques are appropriate teaching methods across the curriculum. The practical elements of drama, as ...

  8. Imagining a Future for the Planet through Literature, Writing, Images, and Drama (United States)

    Beach, Richard


    This Commentary posits the need to analyze how the energy/transportation, agricultural/food, and economic/political systems influence climate change through responding to literary "cli-fi" texts, place-based writing, visual representation of the effects of climate change, and drama activities.

  9. Educational storylines in entertainment television: Audience reactions toward persuasive strategies in medical dramas

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    Asbeek Brusse, E.D.; Fransen, M.L.; Smit, E.G.


    Medical television drama series provide an important source of health information. This form of entertainment-education (E-E) can be used to influence knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors toward health-related issues. In the literature, E-E is generally regarded as a persuasive strategy in itself,

  10. Vladimir Majakovskijs dramatisches Frühwerk im Kontext der europäischen Dramas

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    Ulbrecht, Siegfried


    Roč. 17, č. 1 (2008), s. 71-86 ISSN 1335-0544 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z90920516 Keywords : Vladimir Mayakovsky * Drama * Futurism * Expressionism * Symbolism * European Avantgarde * Russian literature Subject RIV: AJ - Letters, Mass-media, Audiovision

  11. Notes about Censorship and Self-Censorship in the Biography of the Prophet Muḥammad

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    Lecker, Michael


    Full Text Available The study of the medieval literary output about Muḥammad’s life should go hand in hand with the study of his history, for which we have rich evidence in a variety of sources. Ibn Isḥāq’s biography of Muḥammad and its epitome by Ibn Hishām were products of their time. A case of self-censorship applied by one of Ibn Isḥāq’s informants and two cases of censorship applied by Ibn Hishām, who omitted many of his predecessor’s materials, contribute to a better understanding of the social and political context of the biography.El estudio de la producción literaria medieval sobre la vida de Muḥammad debe ir de la mano del estudio de su historia, empresa para la que disponemos de rica información en una variedad de fuentes. La biografía de Muḥammad por Ibn Isḥāq y su epítome por Ibn Hišām fueron productos de su época. Un caso de auto-censura aplicado por uno de los informantes de Ibn Isḥāq y dos casos de censura aplicados por Ibn Hišām, quien omitió muchos de los materiales de su predecesor, contribuyen a una mejor comprensión del contexto social y político de la biografía del Profeta.

  12. Unauthorised Biographies: An Analysis Under the Perspective of Robert Alexy's External Theory

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    Adriana Inomata


    Full Text Available The present paperwork aimed to analyse whether or not the publication of a biography should require the prior authorisation from the subject  or their family. As there is, in this case, a collision between personality rights and freedom of speech, the proportionality test was used to solve such conflict. The first step was to define biography as a non-ficctional genre. The paperwork then aimed to define the theory of the principles, the external theory of the restriction of fundamental rights and the proportionality test developed by jurist Robert Alexy, which are largely used in Brazil by authors like Virgílio Afonso da Silva, Ingo Wolfgang Sarlet and Daniel Sarmento. It was observed that when fundamental rights collide, the proportionality must be verified and as a result there is a conditional precedence relation between the rights. In such case, the ceding right will be restricted by the preciding one. The external theory is a recognised manner of verifying whether the restriction of a fundamental right is legit or if it is a violation. The need for prior authorisation, based on the personality protection, restricts freedom of speech, on the other hand, its exemption is based on the right to freedom of speech. By applying the aforementioned method, a particular rule was developed and the conditions for it to be applicable: freedom of speech prevails over personality rights in given conditions (public figure, over suitable means, no expectation for privacy in the publication, diligence in the verification of truth or social and journalistic interest over the information

  13. Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passions: Between Drama and Lyrics

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    Alexander E. Makhov


    Full Text Available Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passions are considered to be a synthesis of dramatic and lyric principles. Traditional comparison of Passions with musical drama or ancient tragedy does not exhaustively express the nature of the genre because in the Passions, dramatic action coexists with a lyrical dimension where the action is not shown or narrated but turns out to be the trigger for compassion. Voices expressing compassion are designated by Bach in vague terms, as a certain “I” or “We” unidentifiable with any particular person. In the lyrical episodes of Bach’s Passions, a singing voice does not allow any identification in the terms of personality, in the same way as the speaker’s voice remains unidentifiable in the lyric poem. The “I” singing arias in Passions is the “lyrical I” (Margarete Susman in the strict sense of the term. The principle of non-identity of the voice with a person is deeply rooted in the history of liturgical Passions. In the medieval Passion, a single voice (a definite intonation, or a manner of singing could be associated with a group of characters (apostles, Jews etc., or on the contrary, a single character could be endowed with different voices. Dramatic and lyrical dimensions of Passions form a unity which is supported by certain rhetorical devices. Antanaclasis (repetition of a word but each time with a different meaning establishes thematic connections between adjacent dramatic and lyrical statements; apostrophe (address to the absent or fictional audience serves as a “shifter” that switches between the dramatic and lyrical dimensions. However, there is also an undeniable emotional tension between these two dimensions. Tragic effects of dramatic action are opposed to the lyric meditation which, paradoxically, finds joy in Jesus’ sufferings. This is why in the music of Passions, serene, idyllic, and even dancelike images sometimes emerge amidst the most tragic moments of the action. Bach

  14. Comparison of the effects of storytelling and creative drama methods on children's awareness about personal hygiene. (United States)

    Soleymani, Mohammad Reza; Hemmati, Soheila; Ashrafi-Rizi, Hassan; Shahrzadi, Leila


    Maintaining and improving the health situation of children requires them to become more aware about personal hygiene through proper education. Based on several studies, teachings provided through informal methods are fully understandable for children. Therefore, the goal of this study is to compare the effects of creative drama and storytelling education methods on increasing the awareness of children regarding personal hygiene. This is an applied study conducted using semiempirical method in two groups. The study population consisted of 85 children participating in 4 th center for Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Isfahan, 40 of which were randomly selected and placed in storytelling and creative drama groups with 20 members each. The data gathering tool was a questionnaire created by the researchers whose content validity was confirmed by health education experts. The gathered information were analyzed using both descriptive (average and standard deviation) and analytical (independent t -test and paired t -test) statistical methods. The findings showed that there was a meaningful difference between the awareness score of both groups before and after intervention. The average awareness score of storytelling group was increased from 50.69 to 86.83 while the average score of creative drama group was increased from 57.37 to 85.09. Furthermore, according to paired t -test results, there was no significant difference between average scores of storytelling and creative drama groups. The results of the current study showed that although both storytelling and creative drama methods are effective in increasing the awareness of children regarding personal hygiene, there is no significant difference between the two methods.

  15. Identitas Keindonesiaan dalam Drama Indonesia di Era Pujangga Baru (1930—1942

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    Dwi Susanto


    Full Text Available Penelitian ini bertujuan mengeskplorasi konstruksi manusia Indonesia yang ideal menurut subjek terjajah dan mengeskplorasi dampaknya secara politis dan ideologis atas konstruksi identitas yang ditawarkan dalam drama di era Pujangga Baru. Penelitian ini menggunakan sudut pandang kajian pascakolonial, terutama mengenai konsep identitas dalam masyarakat kolonial atau subjek terjajah dan bagaimana mereka mengartikulasikan identitas mereka. Data yang digunakan dalam penelitian adalah struktur drama (isi teks, latar sosial, dan gagasan di era drama itu. Sumber data penelitian ini adalah drama Sandhyakala ning Majapahit (yang terbit pertama kali tahun 1932 karya Sanusi Pane, Lukisan Masa (yang terbit pertama kali tahun 1937 karya Armijn Pane, dan Gadis Modern (yang terbit pertama kali tahun 1941 karya Adlin Affandi serta berbagai pustaka yang relevan dengan topik penelitian ini. Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan bahwa konstruksi identitas keindonesiaan dibangun atas dasar tradisi yang diadaptasikan dengan perubahan zaman. Subjek terjajah melakukan resistensi yang bersifat ambivalen sekaligus menunjukkan gagasan mimikri. Kata-Kata Kunci: identitas subjek terjajah, drama Pujangga Baru, kolonialisme Abstract: This research aims to explore the identity construction of ideal Indonesian, as well as colonial subject. In addition, the research also aims to explore the political and ideological implications of the identity construction. The identity construction is played by the Pujangga Baru’s plays. This research uses postcolonialism criticism especially the identity concept in the colonial society and how the colonial subject represents his/her identity. The research uses text structures, the ideas and concepts in those eras and the discourse of thinking as data. The data source is Sandhyakala ning Majapahit (1932 by Sanusi Pane, Lukisan Masa (1937 by Armijn Pane, and Gadis Modern (1941 by Adlin Affandi and other books relevant to this topic. The result of

  16. Dalhaus – Kunze: a dialogue on Richard Wagner’s musical drama

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    Krzysztof Kozłowski


    Full Text Available This article supports the thesis that Carl Dalhaus’s interpretation of the Wagnerian musical drama (drama is here understood as a “dramatic musical form” existing in the score, which fully comes into being only on stage as a concrete artistic creation is not totally in opposition to StefanKunze’s interpretation, according to whom the Wagnerian drama, as the whole musical theatre of Wagner, is in fact the “imaginative theatre”. It is possible to defend this thesis thanks to my conviction that “imaginativeness” of the theatre and its reality (staging are not mutually exclusive although they create a particular tension. This article consists of two parts. The first one presents Carl Dalhaus’s interpretation according to which the staging belongs to the history of a particular work of drama, forming its unique character every time again. The other part of the text discusses Stefan Kunze’s interpretation that the imaginary theatre is a part of the dramatic-musical form. There is a punch line, or a specific coda, at the end of the second part of the article, which explains the meaning of both, Dalhaus’s and Kunze’s points of view, seen also from the perspective of Wagner’s musical drama itself. My interpretation presented in this article is – referring to the current state of research and in spite of a large number of literature on this subject – new and original although the meaning of both theories is of great importance for the Wagnerian studies. My interpretation may serve to better understand both – the paradox of Wagnerian studies and the artistic work to which these theories refer.

  17. A randomized trial of a peer resistance skill building game for Hispanic early adolescent girls: Impact and feasibility of DRAMA-RAMA™ (United States)

    Norris, Anne E.; Hughes, Charles; Hecht, Michael; Peragallo, Nilda; Nickerson, David


    BACKGROUND Research suggests that adolescents can use peer resistance skills to avoid being pressured into risky behavior, such as early sexual behavior. Avatar-based Virtual Reality (AVR) technology offers a novel way to build these skills. OBJECTIVES Study aims were to: evaluate the feasibility of an AVR peer resistance skill building game (DRAMA-RAMA™); explore the impact of game play on peer resistance self-efficacy; and assess how positively the game was perceived. METHOD 45 low income early adolescent Hispanic girls were randomly assigned to either the intervention (DRAMA-RAMA™) or comparison game (Wii Dancing with the Stars™ [Wii DWTS™]) condition. All participants were offered a 5 session curriculum that included peer resistance skill content before playing their respective game for 15 minutes, once a week, for two weeks. Participants completed electronic surveys assessing demographics, peer resistance self-efficacy, and sexual behavior at baseline, after game play, and at 2 months. They also completed a paper-pencil game experience questionnaire immediately after playing their game. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, chi-square, and analyses of covariance. RESULTS The separate analyses of covariance showed a significant game effect at post-test for the peer resistance self-efficacy measure (F = 4.21, p DRAMA-RAMA™ was rated as positively as the Wii DWTS™ (p ≥ .26). DISCUSSION This randomized control trial provides initial support for the hypothesis that playing an AVR technology game can strengthen peer resistance skills, and early adolescent Hispanic girls will have a positive response to this game. PMID:23150043

  18. Grace Under Pressure: a drama-based approach to tackling mistreatment of medical students. (United States)

    Scott, Karen M; Berlec, Špela; Nash, Louise; Hooker, Claire; Dwyer, Paul; Macneill, Paul; River, Jo; Ivory, Kimberley


    A positive and respectful learning environment is fundamental to the development of professional identities in healthcare. Yet medical students report poor behaviour from healthcare professionals that contradict professionalism teaching. An interdisciplinary group designed and implemented a drama-based workshop series, based on applied theatre techniques, to help students develop positive professional qualities and interpersonal skills to deal with challenges in the healthcare setting. We piloted the workshops at the University of Sydney in 2015. Attendees completed evaluation questionnaires and participated in a focus group or interview. Of 30 workshop attendances, there were 29 completed questionnaires and three participants attended a focus group or interview. Workshop activities were rated as 'very good' or 'good' by 21/22 (95.5%). Thematic analysis of qualitative data highlighted the rationale for participation (to deal with bullying, prevent becoming a bully, learn social skills), workshop benefits (express emotions, learn about status dynamics and deconstructing personalities, empathy, fun), challenges (meeting participants' expectations, participants' need for further practice) and implications for medical education (need to develop awareness of others' perspectives). Our research has shown that there is momentum to challenge mistreatment in medical education. While a multipronged approach is needed to generate systemic change, this pilot offers a positive and creative innovation. It helps students improve their interpersonal skills and sense of self to deal with challenges in the healthcare setting, including mistreatment. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to

  19. Medical Drama Viewing and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors: Understanding the Role of Health Locus of Control Beliefs and Education Level. (United States)

    Kim, Sungsu; Baek, Young Min


    The present study advances the understanding of how medical drama viewing influences healthy lifestyle behaviors (e.g., smoking, exercising, and consuming vegetables) by examining the role of the health locus of control (HLOC) beliefs and education level. An analysis of nationally representative data reveals that watching medical dramas is positively associated with chance and powerful others' HLOC beliefs. In addition, healthy lifestyle behaviors are positively associated with the internal HLOC belief and are negatively associated with the chance and powerful others' HLOC beliefs. Research findings demonstrate that there are indirect effects of medical drama viewing on these behaviors via chance and powerful others' HLOC beliefs. The indirect effect through the powerful others' HLOC belief is also contingent on the education level. The implications for the role of HLOC beliefs and education level in terms of the effects of medical dramas on health-promoting behaviors are discussed.

  20. Notion de drame et approche du texte en civilisation (The Notion of Drama and an Approach Involving the Civilization Text). (United States)

    Le Bihan, Andre


    Discusses the concept of the "social drama" and methods for teaching civilization on the basis of authentic texts. A response from the co-author (Pucheu, Rene) of an analysis of the election process in France is appended. (AM)

  1. Chemical physics analysis for building materials of Bangunan Panggung Drama Jalan Bandar Kuala Lumpur Malaysia: a case study

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    Mohd Zobir Hussein; Zuliskandar Ramli; Asmah Hj Yahaya


    The paper discussed the studies carried-out using XRD, x-ray diffraction technique on the historical building materials i.e. mortars, paints, concretes - Panggung Drama - old theatre stage building located at Jalan Bandar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  2. Biography as ‘‘fictions we live in”: Live from Death Row Une biographie à l’image des « fictions we live in » : Live from Death Row

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    Claude Guillaumaud-Pujol


    Full Text Available Cet article confronte les concepts de biographie et de fiction à travers le cas et le témoignage du journaliste noir américain, Mumia Abu-Jamal, enfermé dans le couloir de la mort à Philadelphie. La plupart de ses essais, y compris son récit Live From Death Row (1995, vont du discours direct à la représentation métaphorique. La voix de ceux qui sont privés de voix émerge alors dans cette narration enchâssée dans l’histoire des Afro-Américains et offrant une véritable réflexion sur la dimension fictionnelle qui peut exister dans des genres aussi factuels que historiographie et la biographie historique.

  3. Portrayal of fashion by Turkish & Pakistani dramas on major private TV channels (Hum TV & Urdu 1) and viewers perception


    Abdul Rehman Madni; Mudassar Abdullah; Ali Hassan; Tariq Nawaz


    Dramas generate a great effect on people that influence the segment of society and the whole. This study was designed to identify and estimate the female viewers who belong to Sargodha city watching habits and their perceptions about fashion portray by Hum TV and Urdu 1 dramas. The survey research procedure was adopted. In this study universe is the student (female) of the University of Sargodha, working women and housewives of Sargodha city. Stratified sampling procedure was adopted and for ...

  4. Why There Are Certain Parallels Between Joachim C. Fest’s Hitler-Biography and Michael Wolff’s Trump-Book

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    Christian Fuchs


    Full Text Available Joachim C. Fest published one of the most widely read Hitler biographies in 1973. Are there parallels of its analytical approach to Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”?

  5. Optimal relaxation parameters of DRAMA (dynamic RAMLA) aiming at one-pass image reconstruction for 3D-PET. (United States)

    Tanaka, Eiichi; Kudo, Hiroyuki


    We have reported a block-iterative algorithm named DRAMA for image reconstruction for emission tomography (Tanaka and Kudo 2003 Phys. Med. Biol. 48 1405-22). DRAMA is a modified version of the row-action maximum likelihood algorithm (RAMLA), in which the relaxation parameter is subset dependent and is changed in such a way that the noise propagation from subsets to the reconstructed image is substantially independent of the access order of the subsets. The algorithm provides fast convergence with a reasonable signal-to-noise ratio. The optimal relaxation parameter has been derived assuming a two-dimensional (2D)-PET model, and detailed performance in three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction has not been clear enough. We have developed the new version 'DRAMA-3D', based on the 3D-PET model. The optimal relaxation parameter is a function of the access order of the subsets and the ring difference, and its value is determined by simple formulas from the design parameters of the PET scanner, the operating conditions and the post-smoothing resolution. In this paper, we present the theory of DRAMA-3D, the results of simulation studies on the performance of DRAMA-3D and the comparative studies of the related algorithms. It is shown that DRAMA-3D is robust for various access orders of subsets and is suitable to realize one-pass (single-iteration) reconstruction.

  6. An irresponsible biography of the actor Laurence Harvey: motion pictures, white wine, older women & long thin cigarettes


    Brannon, Matthew


    Tiré du site Internet de Onestar Press: "Pocket edition of Laurence Harvey's "irresponsible" biography by Matthew Brannon. From the back cover of the book : Call yourself an actor ? You're not even a bad actor. You can't act at all, you fucking stupid hopeless sniveling little cunt-faced cunty fucking shit-faced arse-hole ... LAURENCE OLIVIER to Laurence Havery from Robert Stephen's "Knight errant : memoirs of a vagabond actor", Hodder and Stoughton, 1995.".

  7. The Internationalization and Market Competition of Tsai Yueh-Hsun’s Post-Confucian TV Drama and Films in East Asia

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    Jocelyn Yi-Hsuan Lai


    Full Text Available This essay investigates the East Asia-oriented TV and film productions of Taiwanese producer-director Tsai Yueh-hsun. His productions have made wide use of the transnational bankability of Taiwanese TV stars. Set in nationally non-specific urban societies, they are categorized as post-Confucian TV dramas, adopting liberal Western values and presenting problems in the authoritative patriarchal culture of the modern yet Confucian East Asia. They have competed in this market with neo-Confucian Korean and mainland Chinese TV dramas that follow Confucian patriarchal values. His productions in the 2000s entered many East Asian markets, including Southeast Asian countries, Japan, and mainland China, with the latter airing censored versions. In the 2010s, his productions have prioritized the rapidly increasing mainland Chinese market among all East Asian markets and adopted Taiwanese-mainland Chinese cooperation. The productions maintain the post-Confucian style of presentation, but remove the political viewpoint commonly perceived in Taiwan. Confronted with Taiwanese skepticism toward the Taiwanese-mainland Chinese cooperation, Tsai argues that this strategy will contribute to the development of Taiwan’s film and TV industry. The presentation of Taiwan’s modern places in the productions will help promote its tourism.

  8. Discourse of simulacra in Kovacević's drama Balkan Spy

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    Milojević Snežana J.


    Full Text Available This paper is based on a reading of the famous Dušan Kovačević's drama Balkan Spy, contextualized by postulates of simulacra. The starting point for finding symbols that corresponded to the system of the non-referent world (and each such system creates its own reality, and proceeds from its own frame in which it must be interpreted is a book of Jean Baudrillard 'Simulacrum and Simulation'. Through chapters that accentuate simulacrum-like phenomena for proving the actual through imaginary and cloned, as well as defining the world of literary text as a kind of Disneyland, it becomes evident soundness of this idea that confirms the quality of this drama.

  9. Hans Werner Henze, Ingeborg Bachmann: Der Prinz von Homburg. Operatic adaptation of Kleist’s drama

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    Beata Kornatowska


    Full Text Available The article aims at showing how complex can be the relationship between literary prototype and operatic work. It analyses the adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist’s drama by two outstanding postwar artists: the Austrian author Ingeborg Bachmann (1926–1973 and the German composer Hans Werner Henze (1926–2012. They not only adjust the dramatic text to the needs of the operatic medium. They also, very much in the spirit of their times (1958, try to rethink, to “save” as they put it, a work of art misused by the ideology of Wilhelminism and the Third Reich. In their interpretation they turn their back on military and political content of the drama, focus their attention on the person of the Prince, glorifying him as a dreamer and outsider.

  10. Production design as a storytelling tool in the writing of Danish TV drama series The Legacy

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    Redvall, Eva Novrup; Sabroe, Iben Albinus


    Production design not only sets the scene for the action of a film or television series, it holds great potential to convey story and character information. However, most literature on production design describe how the work of production designers only begin in pre-production when they are ‘given...... of the Danish drama series Arvingerne/The Legacy (2014–), the article analyses the implications of creator Maya Ilsøe’s close collaboration with the series’ production designer Mia Stensgaard. This collaboration not only centred on creating a special visual universe for the series, but also involved having...... the production design perform crucial back story and character information related to the inheritance drama and to the portrayal of the artist matriarch Veronika who was intended to haunt the lives of her children throughout the series even though she dies in the very first episode....

  11. Balancing Biography and Institutional History: Eric Worrell’s Australian Reptile Park

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    Nancy Cushing


    Full Text Available When a young naturalist opened his new wildlife park at Wyoming on the NSW Central Coast in the late 1950s, he gave it his own name: Eric Worrell’s Australian Reptile Park. Through the park, Worrell made a significant contribution to environmental education, the development of knowledge of captive animal care and display and the provision of antivenoms for the bites of a range of dangerous creatures. More than this, it was the geographic and emotional centre of Worrell’s world: the fulfilment of a childhood dream, a home for his family and a site for forming new personal and professional relationships. In preparation for the jubilee of the park, its history is being written by two academics from the University of Newcastle. An attractive means of creating the necessary narrative structure and human interest to ensure the wide appeal of this history is to follow Worrell’s lead and place his life at the centre of this institutional history. This is the direction suggested by the written sources on the park and it is accentuated by many of our oral informants who organise their memories of the park around Worrell. To what extent can an institutional history be a biography of the person at the heart of that institution? Is it possible to disentangle the life from the institution? This article offers some preliminary answers to these questions through a case study of the writing of a history of Eric Worrell’s Australian Reptile Park.

  12. Ship’s biographies as a source of the Spanish-Russian naval cooperation

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    Nicholas W. Mitiukov


    Full Text Available On the basis of previously published author’s works about biographies of individual ships, considered Russian-Spanish ship’s exchange as an aspect of naval cooperation between Russia and Spain. There is offer a periodization of this process. The first period (1810-1820-s. associated with the sale for the Spanish fleet the Russian Baltic Fleet at the end of the Napoleonic wars, that reasons were on the needing to regain the Spanish colonies in Latin America. On two parties there were purchased five battleships and six frigates. The second period (1904-1917 associated with negotiations for the purchasing for Russian a Spanish warships during the Russian-Japanese war, and the acquisition of five Spanish trawlers in 1915 for the needs of the Arctic Ocean Flotilla. The third period (1936-1939 – mutual capture of merchant vessels and the Soviet aid for Republican Spain, when it was handed over to four torpedo boats G-5-class, two of which at the end of the Civil War were served in the Nationalists Navy.

  13. Constructing history in biography: a symposium on William Osler: a life in medicine. Introduction. (United States)

    Lella, J W


    William Osler's medical career spanned two centuries and three nations: Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. Though not an especially noted scientist, he was an innovative teacher, a professional organizer, and mentor and colleague to many grateful--indeed, sometimes adoring--students and colleagues, some of whom became influential in the Anglo-Saxon medical world. Since his death, Osler has been the subject of an enormous body of literature, fed by numerous Osler societies throughout the world. Among these is the American Osler Society, upon whose recent review panel this symposium is based. In it, three Oslerians--Philip Teigen, Earl Nation, and Joseph Lella--use Michael Bliss's book as the starting point for reading historical themes in Osler's life from their own standpoints. Bliss responds to these views by stressing the factual underpinnings of his book and by interpreting it, the first major biography of Osler since Cushing, in the context of his other works in the history of medicine as another study of the emergence of "health care as a secular replacement for traditional religious faith in the supernatural."

  14. The psychosocial impacts of multimedia biographies on persons with cognitive impairments. (United States)

    Damianakis, Thecla; Crete-Nishihata, Masashi; Smith, Karen L; Baecker, Ronald M; Marziali, Elsa


    The purpose of this feasibility pilot project was to observe Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) patients' responses to personalized multimedia biographies (MBs). We developed a procedure for using digital video technology to construct DVD-based MBs of persons with AD or MCI, documented their responses to observing their MBs, and evaluated the psychosocial benefits. An interdisciplinary team consisting of multimedia biographers and social workers interviewed 12 family members of persons with AD and MCI and collected archival materials to best capture the families' and patients' life histories. We filmed patients' responses to watching the MBs and conducted follow-up interviews with the families and patients at 3 and 6 months following the initial viewing. Qualitative analytic strategies were used for extracting themes and key issues identified in both the filmed and the interview response data. Analysis of the interview and video data showed how evoked long-term memories stimulated reminiscing, brought mostly joy but occasionally moments of sadness to the persons with cognitive impairments, aided family members in remembering and better understanding their loved ones, and stimulated social interactions with family members and with formal caregivers. This study demonstrates the feasibility of using readily available digital video technology to produce MBs that hold special meaning for individuals experiencing AD or MCI and their families.

  15. "Att bli skapande av det nya" : Fem dramapedgogers uppfattningar av drama som verktyg i vuxnas lärande för hållbar utveckling


    Fries, Julia


    This dissertation gives a back-ground presenting what Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and pedagogical drama is, and it presents research on drama-use in ESD. The aim of the study is to explore drama as a tool in adult learning for sustainable development, in a Western context. The assumption is made that drama does have a potential as a tool in learning for sustainable development, and the question of how is raised. The study has a qualitative approach and by interviewing five dra...

  16. Dramatic Water: Using a Drama-Based Approach to Science in the Early Years (United States)

    Kambouri, Maria; Michaelides, Anthia


    The water cycle is taught to 4- and 5-year-olds in Cyprus even though it is quite an abstract topic. By using an active and drama-based approach, Maria Kambouri and Anthia Michaelides hoped to support the children in understanding the process. Their aim was to enable the children to: (1) represent the water cycle (the journey of a water droplet)…

  17. Computer games may be good for your health: shifting healthcare behavior via interactive drama videogames. (United States)

    Silverman, Barry G; Mosley, Josh; Johns, Michael; Weaver, Ransom; Green, Melanie; Holmes, John; Kimmel, Stephen; Holmes, William


    There is increasing evidence that interactive learning systems have an important role in reducing health risks and improving general health status. This theater style demonstration is aimed at harnessing people's passions for videogames and the movies, and a major purpose of this research is to explore alternative ways for a game generator to help authors to introduce entertainment and free play as well as learning by teaching into role playing games and interactive dramas that are behavioral interventions in disguise.



    Till, Benedikt; Herberth, Arno; Sonneck, Gernot; Vitouch, Peter; Niederkrotenthaler, Thomas


    Background: Identification with a media character is an influential factor for the effects of a media product on the recipient, but still very little is known about this cognitive process. This study investigated to what extent identification of a recipient with the suicidal protagonist of a film drama is influenced by the similarity between them in terms of sex, age, and education as well as by the viewer’s empathy and suicidality. Subjects and methods: Sixty adults were assigned...

  19. [Meyerbeer, spa curist, biography of J. -F. Struensee, physician and man of the modernist state]. (United States)

    Trépardoux, Francis


    In 1757, Struensee (1737-1772) graduated in medicine at Halle-Saale university, as his father a high dignitary in the lutherian church was, and supported by the presence of his grand-father the physician and scientist Samuel Carl. The family moved to Altona where he was nominated as physician in the city council. Then he largely dealt with medical and social items, for orphans and disabled, and attempted to prevent infectious deseases, small pox, typhus, scabies ans dysenteric syndroms. For sure when he practised his investigations on water samples with microscopy, Struensee acted as a pioneer to suspect microrganisms to be responsible for infectious diseases. Later on, he started his medical service dedicated to the Danish king Christian VII. This part of his life demonstrated the ambitious but highly capable man he was when running the whole government load for Denmark, in a liberal and advanced way. We link the drama of his death when he was condamned, to the symphony composed by Meyerbeer (1791-1864), known as an incidental music for Michael Beer's play Struensee, 1846.

  20. Can medical drama motivate students to have an interest in the healthcare professionalism? (United States)

    Hwang, Jee-Young; Baek, Seolhyang; Lee, Jong Im; Nam, Joo Hyun; Kim, Yung Kyu


    This study was planned to evaluate that a lecture employing medical drama could motivate students to have an interest in the professionalism of healthcare personnel, which has currently become a critical subject in the field of medical education. We analyzed subject headings, learning objectives, and further plans developed by students and their responses after two drama modules, 'car crash' and 'refusal of instruction', which were selected based on the conditions made by our faculty members, were given through video or paper to our 121 second-grade medical and nursing students in year 2012. Meaningful subject headings and learning objectives developed by students were 58.2%~60.0% and 36.8%~38.0% and significantly more in the 'refusal of instruction' than the 'car crash' (p=0.000). According to the students' major, medical students developed significantly more than nursing students (p=0.000). In the analysis of responses, 91.7% of students reported as impressive to the educational modules and 55.3% of them described their ideas associated with healthcare professionalism. Our study results suggest a possibility that the educational module employing selected medical drama could motivate students' healthcare professionalism.