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]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
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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

The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Megan McKinstry
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