Dialogical Spaces and Cultural Conversations: Examining culturally speci c Oral Art forms and Drama Processes to support intercultural understanding; inclusive education and honour diversity in Drama teaching and learning.
In this workshop I will share some examples of oral art forms and drama processes that have been seen to be useful in creating dialogical spaces particularly for working with students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The drama Australia Equity and Diversity Guideline statements for cultural and linguistic diversity will also be discussed. I will then lead you through a process of making and creating grounded in personally relevant oral art forms through understandings of place and location. We will then discuss and share examples of cultural conversations that have taken place in respective classrooms. The culturally speci c oral art form examples and pre-texts will be drawn largely from indigenous South African and Australian materials but the processes will be inclusive of a range of di erent cultural and linguistic viewpoints and perspectives.
About the Presenter
Carol Carter (B.Prim Ed, HDE (Drama), B.Ed, M.Ed, PhD) is a lecturer in the Pathways and Academic learning Support Centre (PALS) at the University of Newcastle. She also supervises PHD students in the Faculty of Education and Arts (FEDUA). She has published widely and is a member of various organisations as well as being a committee member of Drama NSW. Her research interests include Drama education, early childhood learning and teaching, enabling education, equity, social justice and cultural and linguistic diversity.