A blog says I am here! : Encouraging reflection on performance-making and drama practice through blogs

Raphael, Jo 2009, A blog says I am here! : Encouraging reflection on performance-making and drama practice through blogs. In Anderson, Michael, Carroll, John and Cameron, David (ed), Drama education with digital technology, Continuum International, London, England, pp.129-148.

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Title A blog says I am here! : Encouraging reflection on performance-making and drama practice through blogs
Author(s) Raphael, JoORCID iD for Raphael, Jo orcid.org/0000-0001-5220-314X
Title of book Drama education with digital technology
Editor(s) Anderson, Michael
Carroll, John
Cameron, David
Publication date 2009
Chapter number 9
Total chapters 13
Start page 129
End page 148
Total pages 20
Publisher Continuum International
Place of Publication London, England
Keyword(s) drama
digital technology
Summary This chapter considers the use of social software, in particular the blog, emerging from youth web-culture as a space for groups and individuals to reflect upon performance-making processes. lt focuses on the Drama Australia VINE project, launched at the beginning of 2006 through to its conclusion at the end of2007. The VINE project brought together groups of drama students within schools, universities and the broader community to make group performances based on a common theme. Using a multi-user blogging environment, vineblogs net, groups or individuals maintained blogs of their performance-making processes. This allowed the work to l¡e shared within the VINE project community and potentially with a worldwide audience. A case study was set up involving one class of students and their teachers who were involved in the VINE project and participants were asked to reflect and comment upon the performance-making and blogging experience. The chapter considers the challenge that we face as educators to find appropriate avenues to engage young people in reflection. It considers the ways in which students engage with technology that are ofter different from their teachers. The chapter goes on to discuss how blogs can contribute to the creation of a sense of individual or group identity and recognition. It asks, 'how do blogs encourage reflection upon performance-making processes and facilitate the creating of connections and the building of community between drama students and teachers across a range of settings?' Finally the chapter describes what we've learned about blogs in drama and considers where we go from here'
ISBN 9781847062666
Language eng
Field of Research 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio Economic Objective 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
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