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TUESDAY 14 july, 2009

4.30pm Registration  
6.00pm Opening Keynote Dr. Anne Marshall
  Welcome Reception  

Wednesday 15 july, 2009

8.30am Registration  
9.15am Keynote Panel Drama Research Futures: Emergent issues in Drama Education Research and some ways forward?
Brad Haseman, Jonothan Neelands, Helen Nicholson and Juliana Saxton | Chaired by Peter O'Connor - International |Listen here
10.30am Morning Tea  
11.00am Paper Pamela Bowell, Brian Heap | United Kingdom / Jamaica | Drama is not a dirty word |Listen here
  Paper Val Johnson | Australia | Researching the drama curriculum |Listen here
  Paper Chris Holland | New Zealand | Process drama and child abuse: Empathy and safety
  Paper Linda Lang | Canada | The highs and lows of devising theatre in the drama classroom
  Paper Robin Pascoe | Australia | Drama education: Framing possible futures |Listen here
  Keyhole Diane Conrad | Canada | Performing incarceration: Applied theatre with incarcerated youth
  Keyhole Brian Lighthill | United Kingdom | The Shakespeare "Whoosh" - The impact of selected Shakespeare stories as a tool to explore Citizenship with 11-14 year old learners
11.45am Paper Kirsty McGeoch, John Hughes | Australia | Digital storytelling, drama and tertiary TESOL |Listen here
  Paper Jack Shu | Hong Kong | Teacher as Actor?
  Paper Mark Vicars, Tarquam McKenna | Australia | Drama as a way of knowing
  Paper Ross Prior | United Kingdom | ‘HE for me...?’: Researching drama as a tool for university
  Paper Monica Prendergast | United States of America | The dramatized curriculum: A philosophical inquiry…. |Listen here
12.30pm Lunch  
1.30pm Research Hub 1 Kathleen Gallagher and Christine Hatton | Performances of gender in/through theatre practice and research
  Research Hub 2 Penny Bundy and Julie Dunn | Well ….you know you're engaged when….?????
  Research Hub 3 Laura McCammon and Aud Berggraf Saebo | Researchers without borders...
  Research Hub 4 Marcia Pompeo-Nogueira and Tim Prentki | Community theatre and change
3.30pm Afternoon Tea Book Launch | Michael Anderson and Miranda Jefferson | Teaching the Screen: Film education for generation next (Allen & Unwin)
4.00pm Paper Carole Miller, Juliana Saxton | Canada | Happily teetering in the midst of chaos
  Paper Logamurthie Athiemoolam | South Africa | The relevance of drama-in-education: A case study|Listen here
  Paper Helen Hallissey | Ireland | Do pictures speak louder than words?
  Paper Carol Carter | Australia | Wearing two caps: Potential tensions
  Paper Brian Joyce, Ray Kelly | Australia | Continuing dialogues: Motivation and action… Parallels across 200 years
  Keyhole Warren Nebe | South Africa | Building contexts for transformation: The case study of Drama for life
  Panel Jaime Beck, George Belliveau, Diane Conrad, Graham Lea, Amanda Wager | Canada |
Exploring a Shakespearean journey through research-based theatre
4.45pm Paper C. Sinclair, P. Wales, J. Bird, K. Donelan | Australia | Constructions of meaning in performance ethnography
  Paper Michael Carklin | Wales | Applied drama: the challenges of contemporary science
  Paper Kentaro Miyamoto | Japan / Canada | History of drama in education in Canada (Ontario)
  Paper Erika Piazzoli | Australia | Process drama: building intercultural awareness
  Paper Peter Wright, David Palmer | Australia | I am LUCKY because I get to do creative things |Listen here
5.30pm Poster Presentations  

THursday 16 july, 2009

9.00am Registration  
9.30am Keynote Presentation Re-thinking the fiction/reality boundary: investigating the use of drama in HIV prevention projects in Vietnam.
Dr Helen Cahill, University of Melbourne, Australia |Listen here
10.30am Morning Tea  
11.00am Paper Kelly Freebody | Australia | Exploring teacher-student interaction and moral reasoning practices |Listen here
  Paper Richard Sallis | Australia | The Drama of Boys
  Paper Lorraine Singh | South Africa | Workshopping Xenophobia |Listen here
  Paper Mei-Chun Lin | Taiwan | Developing a Rubric for the assessment of students’ performance...
  Paper Joe Winston | United Kingdom| Creation, re-creation and the current craze for creativity |Listen here
  Keyhole Susan Gibson | Australia | The lived experience of a participant in a dramatherapy workshop - INGAMAL GODINGI "That which is hidden from you or that which is revealed to you": Bardi Language from the Kimberley
  Keyhole John O'Toole, Angela O'Brien, Kate Donelan, Robyn Ewing, John Hughes, Michael Anderson, Bruce Burton, Penny Bundy, Clare Irvine, Noel Jordan | Australia |
Imagine what this would have been like if it wasn't any good: the TheatreSpace project
11.45am Paper Juliana Saxton, Monica Prendergast | Canada | Is there an elephant in the room? |Listen here
  Paper Jennifer Nicholls, Robyn Philip | Australia | Documenting playbuilding through group blogging |Listen here
  Paper Norhanim Abdul Samat | Malaysia | Process drama and ESL learners
  Paper Sue Davis | Australia | Fresh applications: Exploring contexts, functions …
  Paper Brian Joyce, Rodney Smith, Paul Coles | Australia | The Deadly Dollars Project - A forum theatre pilot for Aboriginal audiences…
12.30pm Lunch  
1.30pm Research Hub 1 Kathleen Gallagher and Christine Hatton | Performances of gender in/through theatre practice and research
  Research Hub 2 Penny Bundy and Julie Dunn | Well ….you know you're engaged when….?????
  Research Hub 3 Laura McCammon and Aud Berggraf Saebo | Researchers without borders...
  Research Hub 4 Marcia Pompeo-Nogueira and Tim Prentki | Community theatre and change
3.30pm Afternoon Tea Book Launch | John O'Toole, Madonna Stinson, Tiina Moore | Drama and Curriculum: A Giant at the door (Springer)
4.00pm Paper Joe Winston, Astrid Cheng | United Kingdom / Taiwan | Shakespeare as a Second Language |Listen here
  Paper Meg Upton | Australia | Articulating the Theatre Experience
  Paper Paul Sutton | United Kingdom | Vlex: Defining langauge and digital behaviour
  Paper Andrea Baldwin, Deanna Borland-Sentinella | Australia | Reporting the rainbow: Wholistic evaluation
  Paper David J. Leugs | United States of America | In Separate Silos: An Ethnography of Race |Listen here
  Keyhole Helen Hallissey, Marian O'Callaghan, Eimear Mahon | Ireland |
'The Fields of Athenry': Drama and the Cork Arts Circle – A Community of Primary Teacher Learners
  Panel David Wright, Christine Hatton | Australia |
The he(art) of the matter: Drama praxis, love and living deeply in the world
4.45pm Paper Kathleen Gallagher | Canada | Performative moments in the field
  Paper Peter Wright, Robin Pascoe | Australia | Drama as a tool for transforming attitudes…
  Paper Marit Ulvund | Norway | The artistic teachers - findings from a field work |Listen here
  Paper Bruce Burton | Australia | Integrating drama and peer teaching: conflict management
  Paper Sally Mackey | United Kingdom | Cuckoos in the NEST: Artists in school-places

saturday 18 july, 2009

9.00am Registration  
9.30am Keynote Panel Emerging Research Voices: The next generation - International
Viv Aitken, Kelly Freebody, Wan-Jung Wang | Listen here
10.30am Morning Tea  
11.00am Paper Laura McCammon | USA | Reprise? Reflective Case Studies in Drama/Theatre Teacher Education |Listen here
  Paper Aud Berggraf Saebo | Norway | How does drama respond to concepts of knowledge and learning? |Listen here
  Paper Christine Hatton, Prue Wales | Australia | A circus in our own backyard |Listen here
  Paper Adrian Wong | Singapore | Believing in(to) the profession
  Paper Sandra Gattenhof | Australia | Schools as creative communities
  Paper Elizabeth Anderson | New Zealand | Voices from Delphi
  Keyhole Jonothan Neelands, Warwick Dobson | United Kingdom | Acting together; drama democracy and the tragedy of it all
11.45am Paper Amy Petersen Jensen | United States of America | ...convergence through transmedia storytelling
  Paper Rachel King | United Kingdom | Creative Collaborative Research with Audiences and Young People |Listen here
  Paper Michael Finneran | Ireland | Redefining & reshaping the myths of the community of drama as education |Listen here
  Paper Lizette Stevenson | Australia | Using drama in a middle years science classroom
  Paper Tiina Moore | Australia | The History Centre: A community model of drama
12.30pm Lunch  
1.30pm Research Hub 5 Helen Nicholson and Peter O'Connor | The theoretical and conceptual lenses of research in applied theatre
  Research Hub 6 Warwick Dobson and Jonothan Neelands | Being Wise… Alone: Drama and Democracy
  Research Hub 7 Pamela Bowell and Brian Heap |
Process Drama Research: Seeking inspiration from the Past; Reflecting on current practice; Visualizing future goals
  Research Hub 8 Joe Winston | Drama and second language learning
  Research Hub 9 John Carroll and David Cameron | Drama education and digital technology
3.30pm Afternoon Tea Book Launch
4.00pm Paper Helen Nicholson | United Kingdom | Performing science: Public engagement, poetics and collaborative practices
  Paper Mark Seton | Australia | Designing complex ethical research of “embodied fiction”
  Paper Judith Ackroyd | United Kingdom | A consideration of the use of interview data in performance |Listen here
  Paper Marcia Pompeo Nogueira | Brazil | Examining past experiences of creating community theatre based on local history
  Paper Dave Kelman | Australia | Developing deeper dialogues: reflexive practitioner drama pedagogy
  Keyhole Kathleen Gallagher, Barry Freeman, Burcu Ntelioglou, Anne Wessels | Canada |
On paticipatory and ethnographic approaches to performance research
  Keyhole Ray Kelly, Amanda Lissarrague | Australia | Take the best and leave the rest
4.45pm Paper Donelan, Neelands, O'Toole, Permezel, Dickinson | International collaboration |
Stand up for Shakespeare! With the RSC in research
  Paper Claire McSwain | Australia | Child perceptions of learning in a drama-rich environment
  Paper Hannah Grainger Clemson | United Kingdom | Shifting Power? Researching when non-specialist teachers use 'Drama' |Listen here
  Paper Brian Joyce | Australia | SITE SOUND MIN(e)D - 'Secrets buried deep'
  Paper Laura McCammon, Aud Berggraf Saebo | United States of America |
Finding the 'open door': Understanding creativity

sunday 19 july, 2009

9.00am Registration  
9.30am Keynote Presentation I, meta-fellow on the stair
Professor John O'Toole, University of Melbourne, Australia |Listen here
10.30am Morning Tea  
11.00am Paper Chryso Charalambous | Cyprus | Aesthetic communities in drama classrooms
  Paper John Carroll | Australia | Mantle of the expert and epistemic games
  Paper Paul Dwyer, Michele Zappavigna, J.R. Martin | Australia | Restorative Justice as Social Theatre
  Paper Selina Busby, Catherine McNamara | United Kingdom | The drama research cul-de-sac
  Paper Joanne O'Mara | Australia | Reflection-in-action: Inside the mind of process drama teaching
  Panel Belarie Zatzman | Canada | Constructing a community of memory
11.45am Paper Kathleen Gallagher, Ivan Service | Canada | Using applied theatre to change school culture |Listen here
  Paper David Cameron | Australia | Digital despatches: What's hot in videogame and online…
  Paper Myrto Pigkou-Repousi | Greece | Ensemble drama as democratic imagination and action
  Paper Po chi Tam, Jonothan Neelands | Hong Kong | The implications of carnival theory…
  Paper Julie Dunn | Australia | Formalising the role of talk within video data analysis
  Paper Jo O'Mara, Mary Mooney | Australia | Inquiry into creative and transformative practice in the drama classroom
12.30pm Lunch  
1.30pm Research Hub 5 Helen Nicholson and Peter O'Connor | The theoretical and conceptual lenses of research in applied theatre
  Research Hub 6 Warwick Dobson and Jonothan Neelands | Being Wise… Alone: Drama and Democracy
  Research Hub 7 Pamela Bowell and Brian Heap |
Process Drama Research: Seeking inspiration from the Past; Reflecting on current practice; Visualizing future goals
  Research Hub 8 Joe Winston | Drama and second language learning
  Research Hub 9 John Carroll and David Cameron | Drama education and digital technology
3.30pm Afternoon Tea Book Launch
4.00pm Closing Plenary Plenary Panel of Research Hub Leaders | Listen here
5.30pm Farewell Reception  

Queries may be directed to Nina Goodwin at the Division of Professional Learning.

Selected Papers from this research institute will be published in the leading Routledge journal, Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, and in the Applied Theatre Researcher / The International Drama /Theatre and Education Association (IDEA) Journal.

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