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Poetry as a starting point for drama: learning to tolerate ambiguity

O'Mara, Joanne 2003, Poetry as a starting point for drama: learning to tolerate ambiguity, Literacy learning: the middle years, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 73-79.

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Title Poetry as a starting point for drama: learning to tolerate ambiguity
Author(s) O'Mara, JoanneORCID iD for O'Mara, Joanne orcid.org/0000-0003-3511-1125
Journal name Literacy learning: the middle years
Volume number 11
Issue number 2
Start page 73
End page 79
Publisher Australian Literacy Educators' Association
Place of publication Norwood, S. Aust.
Publication date 2003
ISSN 1320-5692
Keyword(s) drama
english;
english literature
english teaching
literacy education
literature
poetry
reading
textbook evaluation
Summary This article explores the use of process drama in an English classroom to explore issues raised by 'A poem for the Rainforest' by Judith Nicholls. The drama is used to explore both the themes and forms of the poem, the episodic nature of the drama reflecting the episodic form of the poem. The work engages the students, and the process drama works to layer complexity onto the issues rather than simplifying them.
Language eng
Field of Research 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30012862

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social and Cultural Studies in Education
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