Potential to reality: drama, technology and education

David Cameron, Michael Anderson

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter


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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDrama Education with Digital Technology
EditorsDavid Cameron David Cameron
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherContinuum International Publishing Group
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781847062666
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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