Evolution, diffusion and disturbance: Drama, education and technology

David Cameron, Michael Anderson

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This chapter considers the interweaving of drama, education and technology. We argue that rather than a set of settled principles and practices, the evolutionary nature of technology has ‘gifted’ education in general and drama education in particular a series of evolving themes relating to identity and learning. Reflecting on forms that have evolved in the almost two decades since John Carroll’s seminal critical studies article ‘Digital Drama: A Snapshot of Evolving Forms’, we discuss examples of what has been adopted and what remains contested or rejected. The chapter concludes with a call to reconsider the increasingly tenuous and unhelpful partitions between drama and technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge companion to drama in education
EditorsMary McAvoy, Peter O'Connor
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781003000914
ISBN (Print)9780367430450, 9781032197364
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2022


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