A Pedagogy of Possibilities: Drama as Reading Practice

Pitfield, Maggie. 2015. A Pedagogy of Possibilities: Drama as Reading Practice. In: Anna Hickey Moody and Tara Page, eds. Arts, Pedagogy and Cultural Resistance: New Materialisms. London: Rowman and Littlefield International, pp. 95-111. ISBN 9781783484867 [Book Section]

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In her chapter, “A Pedagogy of Possibilities: Drama as Reading Practice”, Maggie Pitfield examines the practices of a secondary English teacher with her pupils in a London urban school, with a focus on the ways the teacher’s practices resist policy-directed discourses. Drawing on literary theory, Pitfield analyses the ways drama, as an embodied art form, is integral to the pupils’ and teacher’s shared meanings in their intra-actions with literary texts. Pitfield argues that the dramatic activity in which they are materially and conceptually entangled enables relationalities of criticality and creativity and the active production of culture.

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