CFP: The Difference Between Knowing Something and Realizing It. Drama Pedagogy for Foreign Language Learning


American Association of the Teaching of Foreign Languages

November 20-22, 2009

San Diego, California


Drama pedagogy uses techniques from the performing arts to drive forward intense and personalized yet content-oriented learning. Drama pedagogy draws, among others, on the principle of learning by doing, the theory of multiple intelligences, and the conviction that learning is, and must be, the active integration of new subject matter into already existing knowledge. In a variation on Pestalozzi, foreign language learning should happen with “head, heart, hands and feet”, i.e. by integrating cognitive, emotional, practical, and kinesthetic learning dimensions.  This panel seeks to investigate innovative scholarship and/or teaching at the intersection of drama/theater and foreign / second language teaching and learning. Proposals of no more than 250 words should be sent electronically by December 5, 2008, to the chair, Susanne Even, Germanic Studies, Indiana University, [log in to unmask].

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Name and Affiliation

Email address

Postal address

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Dr. Susanne Even

Assistant Professor and Language Coordinator

Department of Germanic Studies

Ballantine Hall 658

Indiana University

1020 E. Kirkwood Ave

Bloomington, IN 47405

ph.: (812) 855.7562

fax: (812) 855.8927


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