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Kim Anthony, Process Drama: A Medium for Creating a Hospitable Space for Learning through Reverent Listening, MA Thesis, University of Nebraska, 2013.
This thesis explores how Process Drama, as pedagogy, can invite into educational discourse a conversation about the roles of hospitality and reverence in the classroom through reverent listening to self, others and context. It can become a medium for holistic learning in the drama classroom and in learning situations of all kinds. Process Drama, as an enactment of reverent listening, creates a space for theater to facilitate the engagement of all participants, creating a learningful experience that can transcend barriers of race and social economic status brought by the invited and uninvited learner. Reverent listening and hospitality become the catalyst through which Process Drama can become a revered and necessary means for learning. The truly reverent classroom is where students can take on the mantle of the expert (Bolton & Heathcote, 1995) giving them the language and appetite for learning, engaging them in the necessity for reverent listening.
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