9781137008503

Artistic Literacy Theatre Studies and a Contemporary Liberal Education

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    9781137008503

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    1137008504

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-08-07
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

In this call for action, Nancy Kindelan argues that theatre's signature pedagogy of engagement plays a significant role in helping all undergraduates achieve the aims and learning goals of a contemporary liberal education. This book serves the needs of professors, administrators, leaders in higher education, and graduate students interested in how theatre programs aid students in becoming analytical, creative, collaborative, and participating members of society capable of meeting the challenges of a fast-changing workplace.

Author Biography

Nancy Kindelan is an associate professor in the Theatre Department at Northeastern University. She is the author of Shadows of Realism: Dramaturgy and the Theories and Practices of Modernism and in 2004 Northeastern University presented her with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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"The book addresses the importance to all students of creativity and collaborative problem-solving skills that are an essential part of theatre pedagogy and has the potential to convince university and education policy decision makers of the importance of including theatre studies as an essential part of a liberal arts education. By utilizing powerful case studies to show how theatre is and can be used to develop innovative, creative thinking in students, Kindelan promotes theatre as an important part of interdisciplinary learning communities involved in community outreach." - Karen Berman, chair, Georgia College & State University, fellow, College of Fellows of the American Theatre, and former president, Association for Theatre in Higher Education

"Higher education today seems at a cross-roads. At ever higher prices, we are as an industry often accused of delivering less of what the world needs in terms of trained young minds who can write, think critically, and are mature in their approach to the world. Here in this book, we have one of the components of the solution. It comes from an usual source, the Theater Department, but not from an unusual person. To know Professor Kindelan over many years, as I have at Northeastern University, is to know the power and depth of her thinking. It is all here. To my colleagues all over the world, but especially in America, I say simply, 'Read this book.'" - James R. Stellar, provost, Queens College, City University of New York

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