Professioner i krop, handlinger, tid og rum: Et pædagogisk-kunstnerisk projekt om at inddrage kroppen i uddannelsen til folkeskolelærer

    Publikation: Ph.d. afhandling/ kandidat/ diplomMasterFormidling

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    This thesis is about including learning through the body in the teacher education. Furthermore, it is about actions, time and space as aspects of this kind of learning.

    The thesis offers a wide range of theoretical understandings and demonstrates how newer forms of drama and theatre can offer unique ways of teaching and learning through the body.

    The thesis analyze and discuss the following research questions:
    • Which understandings of body and actions can be found in the concept of profession, in the bachelor education in teaching and in the practice of public school teachers?
    • How can postdramatic theatre-pedagogical work with the elements time, space, body and actions contribute to the students learning in the teacher education?

    To answer the research questions my work has been structured as a form of “concept design”, which includes description of the context, investigation of the problem and proposals for concrete concepts.

    The investigation and description of the context covers presentations of sociological and learning theoretical theories about actions in profession, reflection, communities of practice and how teaching can be perceived as “forced actions”. A comparison of actions in actors’ and teachers’ work based on Willmar Sauters’ model for theatrical communication is presented.

    The problem with lack of attention to the body in the teacher education is explored through an investigation of the official legislation, and the underlying and ongoing discussion of theory and practice. The concept “transfer” as a mediator between education and practice is introduced.

    To get to the concrete concepts “the profession-personal dimension” and the part the body plays in this, is investigated, using pedagogical-psychological and movement psychological theories.

    Moving further towards the concrete concepts postdramatic sources of inspiration (performance theatre, Enrique Vargas’ “Sensory Theater” and “Cantabile 2”) are examined.

    Several concepts to work with time, space, body and actions in teaching in the subject “Praktik” in the teacher education are outlined. To support this an analytic model to decide the degrees of acting and the role of the participants (“Acting and Audience Spactra” by Fogh and Fogt) is introduced.

    The main contributions of this work are the theoretical clarifications and the outlines to the concrete concepts. However, the concepts need to be further tested both in the practical part of this exam and in real life in the teacher education.
    StatusUdgivet - 2017