The Reflexive Teaching Artist

Collected Wisdom from the Drama/Theatre Field

Edited by Kathryn Dawson and Daniel A. Kelin, II

Edited by Kathryn Dawson and Daniel A. Kelin, II

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

320 pages | 9 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2014
Paper $40.00 ISBN: 9781783202218 Published September 2014
Writing from the dual perspectives of artist and educator, Kathryn Dawson and Daniel A. Kelin II raise fundamental questions about the complex functions of the teaching artist in school, community, and professional theater settings. Contributions to the text explore a series of foundational concepts, including intentionality, quality, artistic perspective, assessment, and praxis, all used as a reflective framework to illuminate case studies from a wide range of teaching artist practice.
Readers are also offered questions to guide their practical application, charts to complete, and the editors examine the practice of teaching in, through, and about drama and theater. 
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“There’s so much here that can be adopted, adapted, and used by teaching artists, no matter where they practice. This is a very well done, practical, and important addition to the field.”
Prologue: The Teaching Artist Manifesto
Part 1: A Teaching Artist Reflects
1. The Teaching Artist
2. Reflective Practice
Part 2: Collected Wisdom
3. Intentionality
Intentionality Case Studies
4. Quality
Quality Case Studies
5. Artistic Perspective
Artistic Perspective Case Studies
6. Assessment
Assessment Case Studies
7. Praxis
Praxis Case Studies
Part 3: The Reflexive Practitioner
8. Participatory Action Research
Final Reflections
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