Drama as a tool in interpretation: Practitioner perceptions of its strengths & limitations

Adcock, Lynne and Ballantyne, Roy (2007) Drama as a tool in interpretation: Practitioner perceptions of its strengths & limitations. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 23 31-44.

Author Adcock, Lynne
Ballantyne, Roy
Title Drama as a tool in interpretation: Practitioner perceptions of its strengths & limitations
Journal name Australian Journal of Environmental Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0814-0626
Publication date 2007
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 23
Start page 31
End page 44
Total pages 14
Editor R. R. Ballantyne
J. Ferreira
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher Australian Association for Environmental Education
Collection year 2008
Subject C1
330199 Education Studies not elsewhere classified
749999 Education and training not elsewhere classified
Abstract Although environmental and heritage interpretation aims to connect humans with their natural and cultural heritage, and has the potential to contribute to a vision of sustainable living, it often falls short of engaging and inspiring its audiences. Some interpreters advocate the use of artistic approaches to create more affective (imaginary-emotional-sensory-aesthetic) experiences. One approach considered compatible is drama. Powerful dramatic experiences can embed interpretive stories in the emotions and leave enduring impressions. Drama is accepted as an interpretive tool overseas, yet it is under-utilised in Australia. How can it be used to strengthen interpretation in this country? This paper presents the outcomes of research investigating the perceptions of ten Queensland practitioners of dramatised interpretation regarding drama’s strengths, limitations and value as a tool in interpretation. The authors contend that drama has more to offer interpretation, although further evaluative studies are clearly needed.
Q-Index Code C1
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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