Abstract/Details

A Living Inquiry : Activating and Integrating the Multiple Identities of Dramatherapist, Researcher, Artist and Teacher

Bird, Drew. 
 University of Derby (United Kingdom) ProQuest Dissertations Publishing,  2019. 28128371.

Abstract (summary)

The critical narrative explores published and creative works as a performer and how this has informed the author’s development as researcher, artist, dramatherapist and teacher in Higher Education. Through clinical work as a dramatherapist in different settings and practice as a dramatherapy educator the author explores the integrating of therapy and teaching approaches such as meaning making, deep learning and student-centred learning. The research is a living inquiry that is an unfolding of the researcher’s experience and deepening of understanding over a fourteen-year period as a clinician and teacher. The author examines the encounter and interrelationship dynamic between the performer and audience; therapist and client; teacher and student; and researcher and research participant as a means for co-construction and co-creation of meaning, knowledge and raising awareness. The author explores the importance of a research approach that is congruent with a dramatherapy and teacher identity emphasising non-verbal exploration, the senses, the imagination and play as a means for deepening understanding of dramatherapy and teaching practice. Through the creative works of a solo performer the author explores how engagement as an artist informs and strengthens their identity as a dramatherapist, researcher and teacher. Different research methodologies including heuristic inquiry, autoethnography and a/r/tography are considered for their suitability for a living inquiry that addresses the multiplicity of roles.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Teaching;
Learning
Identifier / keyword
802250
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624467
Title
A Living Inquiry : Activating and Integrating the Multiple Identities of Dramatherapist, Researcher, Artist and Teacher
Author
Bird, Drew
Degree date
2019
School code
8327
Source
DAI-C 82/2(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
University/institution
University of Derby (United Kingdom)
University location
England
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Note
Bibliographic data provided by EThOS, the British Library’s UK thesis service. https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.802250
Dissertation/thesis number
28128371
ProQuest document ID
2430794523
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/2430794523