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2nd SCENARIO FORUM SYMPOSIUM on Performative Teaching, Learning and Research 
25 September 2015, University College Cork

 

In 2014 UCC's School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SLLC) established a new Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures which consists of several research clusters, including the new cluster Culture as Performance - Performance as Culture.

Symposium participants are invited to attend an inaugural lecture in which Prof. Joelle Aden, Universite du Maine, will focus on aspects of Culture as Performance - Performance as Culture (details to follow). 

This lecture will be followed by a workshop given by Dr. John Crutchfield, Freie Universität Berlin (details to follow).

In the afternoon there will be presentations which will focus on aspects of performative teaching and learning. 

Should you wish to present a paper and/or attend the Symposium please send an email to: scenario@ucc.ie

 

Scenario Conference and Other Events Archive

2013

Dramatic Community - Connecting People, Places, and Cultures through Theatre

5th Conference, International Association of Performing Language

Date:  December 21-23, 2013

Place:  Shikoku Gakuin University, Zentsuji, Kagawa, JAPAN

For the conference update, please visit http://web.uvic.ca/~hnserc/IAPL/index.htm

Contact for conference information: Shingo Hashimoto (hsmt@gifu-u.ac.jp)

 

1st Symposium on Performative Teaching and Learning (University College Cork, 13-14 September) - for Programme Details see below

8th Drama and Education World Congress (Paris, 8-13 July): For details click here


Ästhetisches Lernen im DaF-Unterricht: Musik - Kunst - Film - Theater - Literatur 
Ciudad Universitaria, Mexiko-Stadt.  Details unter: http://www.cele.unam.mx/dafkongress/sektionsleitungen.php

  

2012

  • Drama als Methode: Theaterorientierte Unterrichtsformen in Schule und UniversitätEine Veranstaltungsreihe des Fachdidaktikzentrums der Geisteswissenschaftlichen Fakultät Graz. Karl-Franzens-Universität an verschiedenen Tagen im Wintersemester 2012/13 (weitere Details in angehängter pdf-Datei) http://www.unifdz.at

  • Languages in Motion: Language Learning/Teaching and the Performing Arts, an international conference organized by CRINI (Centre de Recherche sur les Identités Nationales et l'Interculturalité) Septembre 6 -7, 2012 UFR de Langues, Université de Nantes. E-mail addresses of organisers: j.aden@numericable.com - Andrew.Arleo@univ-nantes.fr 

2011

  • Theatre of Languages - June 15 - 20 A week of drama and theatre in language education that takes place in Prague, Czech Republic. This event combines a conference for language teachers at the Charles University of Prague with a festival of school performances in a theatre. All experts, teachers and schools actively engaged in teaching foreign languages through drama and/or theatre are welcome to join in and share their knowledge, skills, and experience. The dates are June 15th - 20th, 2011. Further details here

  • 14. Kongress für Fremdsprachendidaktik der DGFF - Hamburg 28/9/ - 1/10 Workshop 11: Theater work and foreign language research. For details click here

  • Playback Theater – Sozialer Dialog in einer Welt des Umbruchs - Frankfurt  23.-27. Nov. 2011  10. Internationale Playback Theater Konferenz - f or further details click here - see also pdf-document below

2010

  • IX. Internationale Tage des deutschsprachigen Studententheaters 2010 in Russland,  „THEATER OHNE GRENZEN“  (19. - 25. September2010 in Tver, Russland

  • Körper, Klang, Rhythmus: 13. Grazer Tagung DaF/DaZ  18-19. Juni, Universitätslehrgang DaF/DaZ, University of Graz. For programme details see word document below

  • International Association of Performing Language (Aug. 4-6, 2010 Place:   Setsunan University, Osaka, JAPAN)

 

The challenge for any teacher of a second language is how to wean our students from their textbooks and enable them to take what they learn out of the classroom and out into the "real" world. Various methods have been devised for this, but theatre and drama provide two of the best available. Workshopping skits, role-play and improvisation are marvelous tools for learning and using language to communicate in real-life situations.

In February, 2006, a conference called "Performing Language: an International Conference on Drama and Theatre in Second Language Education" was organised. It was a resounding success. Theatre, linguists and language teachers came from across Canada, the United States, Europe, Israel and as far away as Asia and New Zealand to present papers and workshops on language and communication from a wide variety of theoretical and linguistic perspectives. We were also fortunate to have Oriza Hirata, one of Japan's greatest playwrights and directors, and an ardent advocate of drama education, as our keynote speaker.

We soon realized that there was wide interest in keeping this conversation going on the use of drama and theatre to teach second languages. Hence, this international association was established. We met again at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and we had another exciting program.

Our association is open to those involved in both the practical and theoretical aspects of theatre and language education: teachers, actors, directors, playwrights, --anyone interested in how people communicate with one another across languages and cultures. "Come join the cast!"

E-MAIL: hnoro@uvic.ca
 

 

2009

  • Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung. Arbeitsgruppe 9: Dramapädagogik im Fremdsprachenunterricht, 30. 9. bis 3. Oktober, Universität Leipzig. http://www.uni-leipzig.de/dgff2009/programm/ags.html
  • 2nd Conference International Association of Performing Language. 6-8 March, 2009. University of Victoria, Victoria, British Colombia, CANADA (for details see attached word document) 

2008

  • Tagung "Theaterpädagogische Methoden und Spracherwerb II", Bundesakademie für kulturelle Bildung, Wolfenbüttel. 2. bis 4. Juni, 2008. Detailliertere Informationen finden sich unter: http://www.bundesakademie.de/pdf/th1508.pdf

  • Teatro e insegnamento delle lingue straniere: esperienze e pratiche a confronto in prospettiva interculturale. Per informazioni e iscrizioni Centro di Studi Teatrali, Dipartimento SITLeC, Universita di Bologna sede di Forli, Corso Diaz, 64 - 47100 FORLI e-mail: cantiere@sslmit.unibo.it http://www.cantiereinternazionaleteatrogiovani.it/studio/studio.html  

  • Researching Scenarios: Drama Pedagogy for Foreign Language Learning 39 th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Buffalo, New York, April 10-13, 2008

Recent years have shown an increased interest in drama pedagogy for foreign language learning. Drama pedagogy is a holistic teaching and learning approach closely connected with dramatic art forms. Drama techniques guide students to experience the foreign language in hands-on situations that simulate reality and, at the same time, inspire imagination and creativity.

This panel seeks to investigate innovative scholarship and/or teaching at the intersection of drama/theater and language learning. The panel also invites contributions about viable ways to research and evaluate drama pedagogy for the teaching of foreign languages, literatures, and cultures.

Paper titles, proposals of no more than 300 words and brief CVs (approx. 100 words) should be sent electronically by 15 September 2007 to Susanne Even, Germanic Studies, Indiana University, evens@indiana.edu . Please indicate any A/V requirements.

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel, however, panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may present at a paper session panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

2007

Theaterpädagogische Methoden und Spracherwerb. 14. – 16. Mai 2007

Fachtagung der Bundesakademie für kulturelle Bildung Wolfenbüttel ( www.bundesakademie.de )  in Verbindung mit der BAG Spiel und Theater Hannover.

Kostenanteil : ca. 145,- € (inkl. Ü/VP);

Anmeldung : Lassen Sie am besten per E-Mail ab sofort Ihr Interesse vormerken. Melden Sie sich nach Erhalt des ausführlichen Tagungsprogramms (ab etwa 8 Wochen vor Tagungstermin) verbindlich an.

Integration ist die gesellschaftliche Aufgabe der kommenden Jahre, nimmt man ernst, dass der Anteil der Bewohner mit ‚Migrationshintergrund’ in diesem Land markant ist. Die Grundlage eines verständigen Miteinanders und aktiven  Zusammenlebens ist die Sprache, der Spracherwerb, und in diesem Zusammenhang kommen theaterpädagogische Methoden in den Blick. Zur Förderung und Erweiterung des spielerischen Umgangs mit dem Dialogischen, zur Ermutigung, sich sprachlich zu äußern, bieten sich spielerische und theaterpädagogische Vorgehensweisen dort an, wo eine weitere Sprache erlernt, interkulturell erprobt und aktiv genutzt wird.

Erfahrungen mit theaterpädagogischen Methoden aus dem Fremdsprachenunterricht und aus dem Bereich Deutsch als Fremd- und Zweitsprache werden herangezogen, um handelnden Akteuren im pädagogischen und sozialen Feld  Möglichkeiten aufzuzeigen, Vorgehensweisen des Spracherwerbs um kreative und spielerische Impulse zu erweitern.

ReferentInnen und TeilnehmerInnen kommen aus der schulischen und außerschulischen Pädagogik, aus der Theaterarbeit, aus Freien und institutionalisierten Theatern, sowie aus den entsprechenden Fachverbänden und einer interessierten Öffentlichkeit

Language and Culture: Building Bridges Through the Arts

Universitad de Pinar del Rio, Cuba,  2. - 4. October, 2007

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Pinar del Rio University "Hermanos Saiz Montes de Oca" and its Foreign Language Department invites teachers and linguists to participate in this upcoming conference.  It is part of of the celebration of the 35th anniversary of higher education in Pinar del Rio province, Cuba.

The conference is designed to encourage an exchange of ideas regarding the role of the arts in language teaching and learning. The program will include a diversity of activities, such as, workshops, lectures,  presentations of research papers, panel discussions and cultural excursions, with a focus on the following topics:

  • The arts and their role in our language curricula.

  • Enhancing socio-cultural content in language teaching and learning

  • Language teaching as an art

  • The power of words and images

  • Socio-cultural differences in communication

  • Visual arts, literature, music, theatre and dance: invitations to language study

The conference is co-chaired by Hilary Spicer from the Faculty of Education of the Simon Fraser University, who has provided an opportunity for her student teachers to experience language teaching in French in a high school in Santa Clara, Cuba, while learning Spanish.

For more information about the conference or opportunities to present papers at the event, contact:

Hilary Spicer, Co-Chair,  Faculty Associate,  Professional Programs Faculty of Education,  Simon Fraser University,  E-mail: hilary_spicer@sfu.ca

Fax: 604.713.5076

or

Juan Silvio Cabrera Albert, Co-Chair,  Universidad de Pinar del Rio

E-mail: jsilvio@fcsh.upr.edu.cu

Fax: (52) (87) 779353

You can also visit  these websites for more information: www.upr.edu/xxxv/ and www.upr.edu.cu/xxxv/ev2index.htm  or www.educ.sfu.ca/news/conference_language_and_culture.html

AATG / ACTFL Annual Meeting     

American Association of Teachers of German Annual Meeting

San Antonio, 16.-18.November 2007

Geplante Tagung u.a.: From the stage to the classroom, from the classroom to the stage: Theatre and Drama in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning.

Organisiert von Nikolaus Euba, University of California and Berkely. Kontakt: euba@berkeley.edu .

Kurzdarstellung der Tagung: "The recently announced creation of the refereed e-journal SCENARIO is the latest example for efforts to examine the increasing role of Theatre and Drama in Foreign Language Education. The objective of the proposed session is to further explore and illustrate, from a variety of perspectives, intersections of theatre and foreign language learning and teaching. How might possible connections be used to increase students' linguistic, cultural, and interpersonal competencies, to stimulate and facilitate changes in perspective(s), and to provide access to the German language while celabrating its beauty?"

 

 

 

1st Performative Teaching and Learning Symposium

Exploring Performative Practices across Disciplines

 

Fri, September 13th, 2013, 9.15 – 17.00 - UCC Drama Lab (Connolly Building, Western Road)

Sat, September 14th, 2013, 10.30 – 13.00 (Main Campus, Alfred O’Rahilly Building, Room 1.23)

 

If you are interested in attending please confirm via email: m.schewe@ucc.ie

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The symposium centres on theoretical perspectives and practices which aim at paving the way towards a new, performative teaching and learning culture. Guiding questions will include: What is the essence of the ‘performative’? Are there indications of an increased ‘performative orientation’ in some of our disciplines? Could the ‘performative concept’ signal a whole new way of thinking and acting in the field of ‘teaching and learning’ (=new paradigm)? What are the characteristic features of performative teaching and learning? How does one learn to teach in a performative way?

 

Friday 13th September
(Drama Lab, UCC)

 

9.15 Welcome coffee/tea

 

Opening Address

09:30 – 09:45      David Ryan (Vice-Head for Teaching and Learning, College of Arts, Celtic Studies

                            and Social Sciences, University College Cork)

 

Keynote Lecture

09:45 – 10:30      Wolfgang Nitsch (Professor Emeritus of Education, University of Oldenburg)

                            Towards performativity as an integrative focus in arts-based learning and

                            inquiry. Experiences from a post-colonial South-North collaboration involving

                            teachers, youth workers and academics in Lower Saxony and the Eastern Cape

                            Province.

10:30 – 10.45      Discussion

 

Session I: Perspectives on Performative Teaching and Learning

 

10:45 – 11:00      Bärbel Jogschies (Theatre Pedagogy Section, Hanover State Theatre)

                            Learning to see – playing with realities. How professional theatre shares its

                            learning experiences and working methods.

 

11:00 – 11:15       Peadar Donohoe (Artistic Director of Cyclone Repertory Company, Cork)

Performative transitions: Adapting actor status training exercises for bullying prevention in the primary classroom.

                       

11:15 – 11.45      Coffee Break

 

 

Session II: Perspectives on Performative Teaching and Learning

 

11:45 – 12:00       Carmel O’Sullivan (Head, School of Education, Trinity College Dublin)

                            Blustering Buffoon or Engaging Pedagogue: What is Lost and Gained in Bringing

                            the Performative to Education.

12:00  – 12.15      Trina Scott (Lecturer in Theatre and Drama Studies, CIT Cork School of Music)

                            "What to do with the chorus?": A Performative Approach to Teaching and

                            Learning Theatre History.

 

12:15 – 12:30              Roisín O’Gorman (Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies, University College Cork) Between movement and stillness: a theatre and performance based reflection on the possibilities of performative pedagogies.

 

12:30 – 13:30      Buffet Lunch

 

 

Session III: Perspectives on Performative Teaching and Learning

 

                           

13:30 – 13:45      Micha Fleiner (University of Education, Freiburg; Visiting Scholar, UCC)

                            The idea of the performative in the German university context.

 

13:45 –  14:00      Manfred Schewe (Head, Department of German, University College Cork)

                            Towards a new, performative teaching and learning culture: A modern languages

                            perspective.

 

14:00 – 14:15     Mike Fleming (Professor Emeritus, Department of Education, Durham University)          (TBC)

                           

14:15 – 14:30      Art and Education Film
    (released at International Drama in Education Association World Congress 2013)

 

14:30 – 14:45      Performative moments

 

 

Small Group Work

14:45 – 15:30      Symposium participants will be given the opportunity to engage with the issues

                            raised in the keynote speech and presentations by working in small groups

                            which will prepare the input for the concluding panel discussion.

 

15:30 – 16:00      Coffee Break

 

Concluding Panel Discussion

16:00 – 17:00      Panel Discussion. Closing Remarks.

 

 

Saturday 14th September
(Alfred O’Rahilly Building, Room 1.23)

 

Round Table Discussion

10:30 – 13:00      Discussion of the outcomes of the first symposium day, exchange of ideas and

                            information with regard to:

a)     the organisation of an International Conference on Performative Teaching and Learning (planned for May 29th – June 1st, 2014)

b)     the establishment of a Centre for Performative Teaching and Learning at UCC

c)     the compilation of a symposium report.

 

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The organizing team (Manfred Schewe, Micha Fleiner, Stefan Kriechbaumer) wish to thank the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, UCC, and the Departments of German and Drama and Theatre Studies, UCC, for funding this symposium.
Note that this symposium builds on the activities of UCC’s Theatre and Performance Working Group (http://theatreandperformanceucc.wordpress.com) and, in terms of its main focus, is directly linked to UCC’s first online journal SCENARIO (http://scenario.ucc.ie). In terms of preparation for the symposium, participants may wish to refer to the following article in SCENARIO’s current issue: http://research.ucc.ie/scenario/2013/01/Schewe/02/en, and to texts which will be provided by the keynote speaker and be made available to participants in advance.

SCENARIO

Department of Theatre, University College Cork,

Muskerry Villas, Western Road, T12 AW97

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