Learning through story: a collaborative multimodal arts approach

Barton, Georgina and Baguley, Margaret (2014) Learning through story: a collaborative multimodal arts approach. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 13 (2). pp. 93-112. ISSN 1175-8708

Abstract

Literate practice in the arts encompasses both aesthetics and creativity. It is also multimodal in nature and often collaborative. This article presents data collected from a small multi-age school, with children from Prep to Year 7, during their preparation for an end-of-year show. The children had studied the topics of conservation and sustainability through the work of author Graeme Base and in particular his children's book The Sign of the Seahorse (1992). Using a mentoring and collaborative approach the children worked together to present the story through drama, dance and song. This research highlights the importance of expressing knowledge and meaning through multiple modes – not just using language. It demonstrates that creative and collaborative expression can be a powerful tool for learning and understanding story.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2014 06:38
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2018 04:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: literacy; arts; collaboration; creativity; children's book; mentoring; multi-modal; Graeme Base; The Sign of the Seahorse
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200526 Stylistics and Textual Analysis
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26172

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