Drama in three movements: A Ulyssean encounter

Mårten Björkgren, Birgitta Snickars-von Wright, Anna-Lena Østern

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The theme of the sixth Nordic drama boreale conference "Drama in three movements - a Ulyssean encounter" uses journey as a metaphor för life span. The metaphor is used in order to illuminate and describe experiential learning in educational drama and theatre in a life-long perspective. As guiding principles for the preparation of the conference we have used the concept eco-pedagogical thinking and artistic learning processes as possible key elements in the education of tomorrow. In this anthology with 12 selected conference proceedings the diversity of research within drama and theatre education within a Nordic framework as exposed. 

To develop research and knowledge about educational drama and theatre can be considered a Ulyssean encounter: necessary to undertake, a huge task, a task that can only be accomplished if we make joint efforts in order to articulate and explore the knowledge potential in art form about the human condition. Art and science share a fundamental challenge: in both, you must concentrate on imagining something that does not yet exist, because it is the art expression or the result of the scientific effort that makes the not hitherto seen visible.

Educators in the field of drama and theatre education participate in a dialogue about values in arts education through research and development aiming at producing knowledge. This report intends to be part of that dialogue. 

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationDrama in three movements - A Ulyssean encounter
PublisherFaculty of Education, Åbo Akademi University
ISBN (Print)978-952-12-2405-8
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Eventconference -
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …


Period01/01/10 → …


  • educational drama

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