An a/r/tographic exploration of engagement in theatrical performance: What does this mean for the student/teacher relationship?

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Bird, D. and Tozer, Katy 2018. An a/r/tographic exploration of engagement in theatrical performance: What does this mean for the student/teacher relationship? Arts and Humanities in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474022218787167
AuthorsBird, D. and Tozer, Katy
Abstract

With an emphasis on self-study and the connections between the personal and the professional domain, the authors reflect upon their teaching practice on a postgraduate theatre-based course using the research methodology of a/r/tography. The aim was to develop understanding of teacher/student roles and how these can affect learning. Through researcher reflexivity, focus groups and questionnaires, data were captured from students/participants responding to a video of the researcher’s solo performance work. The research presents itself through three a/r/tographic renderings. First, the experience of seeing tutors in unfamiliar roles is considered. Second, the impact of witnessing tutors taking risks as a performer and being vulnerable is discussed and, lastly, the work illuminates new ways of opening up as teachers. The authors explore how the student’s/participant’s perception of them as tutors seemed to change after witnessing them as artists and how this impacted upon student’s learning for their own assessed performance pieces.

Keywordsa/r/tography; Solo performance; Student-teacher dynamic; Reflexivity; Focus groups; Questionnaire; Teacher as artist; Roles
Year2018
JournalArts and Humanities in Higher Education
PublisherSage
ISSN14740222
1741265X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1474022218787167
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/622808
hdl:10545/622808
Publication dates11 Jul 2018
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Deposited16 Jul 2018, 08:24
Accepted06 Jun 2018
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ContributorsUniversity of Derby, University of Derby, UK and University of Derby, UK
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