This chapter introduces the themes and intent of the book by outlining the practical and theoretical landscape of drama, education and technology. It illustrates and justifies the approach taken in the book, which relates learning theory to present exemplar practice and provides support for those interested in integrating technology into their drama pedagogy. The advent of Web 2.0 and the growth of social media means that there are emerging opportunities for drama educators to make use of this technology. This chapter outlines some of the emerging classroom applications, and also offers a critique of some current practices and presents research-based findings that suggest the principles behind best practice approaches in teaching drama with technology. The chapter concludes with a discussion of how drama pedagogy and technology can be used to support and engage an increasingly technology-literate student body and how this blend of technology and drama can make for engaging and creative learning.
|Title of host publication||Drama Education with Digital Technology|
|Editors||David Cameron David Cameron|
|Place of Publication||London, UK|
|Publisher||Continuum International Publishing Group|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|