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Österlind, Eva
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Österlind, E. (2011). Emotions – Aesthetics – Education. Paper presented at Praktiske estetiske skapende Læreprosesser, nordisk konferens på Høgskolen i Vestfold, Larvik, May 4-5, 2011..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Emotions – Aesthetics – Education
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Emotions are seen as a driving force in students’ learning, but students’ involvement can also be problematic. A subject matter that catches students’ attention can either lead to positive learning activities or lead to rejection if the subject matter is upsetting in a negative way. Here, this teaching dimension will be addressed in connection with Environmental Education.

Three examples ­– a whole-class teaching event, an individual student’s learning process and an example of process drama – will be briefly presented in order to discuss how different instructional designs interact with students’ emotions. A conclusion is that emotionally-loaded subjects require an elaborated teaching strategy in order to develop deeper knowledge. When the teaching includes an aesthetic approach, like process drama, emotions are not seen as a problem but as an integrated, natural part of the whole.

Keywords
Emotions, instructional designs, process drama, environmental education
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14205 (URN)
Conference
Praktiske estetiske skapende Læreprosesser, nordisk konferens på Høgskolen i Vestfold, Larvik, May 4-5, 2011.
Available from: 2013-04-24 Created: 2013-04-24 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Österlind, E. (2008). Acting out of habits - can Theatre of the Oppressed promote change?: Boal's theatre methods in relation to Bourdieu's concept of habitus. Research in Drama Education, 13(1), 71-82
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Acting out of habits - can Theatre of the Oppressed promote change?: Boal's theatre methods in relation to Bourdieu's concept of habitus
2008 (English)In: Research in Drama Education, ISSN 1356-9783, E-ISSN 1470-112X, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 71-82Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Habits make everyday life manageable, but can also become obstacles and cause problems. The tendency to repeat old patterns of behavior is a common problem for individuals and for society as a whole. Unreflexive habitual actions constitute an important aspect of social reproduction. In this article, two questions are addressed: Why is change so hard to achieve? Can Theatre of the Oppressed be used to promote change? A close reading of the French sociologist Bourdieu in relation to Boal's theatre methods is undertaken to answer these questions. Bourdieu's concept of habitus serves to explain the persistence of status quo; structural aspects are embedded in how we think and act, and are also inscribed in the body. These unconscious aspects of habitus are interesting in relation to theatre, where the conscious use of body language, inner dialogue and action are central. Looking at Boal's theatre methods in the light of Bourdieu's concept of habitus, Theatre of the Oppressed clearly has the potential to make social structures, power relations and individual habitus visible and, at the same time, provide tools to facilitate change. It is one of the few methods that offers an integrated approach to work on individual, group and social levels, and involves both the body and the mind. If the methods are practiced according to the principles outlined by Boal, they can be used not only to become aware of, but also to expand, habitus. As participants describe effects on their attitudes and actions, do they make changes in their daily lives? Are there any long-term effects of Theatre of the Oppressed? The work of Boal and others is promising, but to answer those questions more evidence is needed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2008
Keywords
habitus, personal development, social change, Forum Theatre, Theatre of the Oppressed
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Educational Sciences in Arts and Professions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14188 (URN)10.1080/13569780701825328 (DOI)
Available from: 2010-01-07 Created: 2013-04-23 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Österlind, E. (2008). Drama Research in Sweden: Mapping the Field. NJ (Drama Australia journal), 31(2), 95-109
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Drama Research in Sweden: Mapping the Field
2008 (English)In: NJ (Drama Australia journal), ISSN 1445-2294, Vol. 31, no 2, p. 95-109Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

A review of drama research in Sweden is presented, based on a descriptive analysis of Swedish doctoral dissertations. Bourdieu’s field-concept is used as a framework, and the results are discussed in relation to the perceived need for a research discipline in drama. How can Swedish drama research be described? Which theoretical perspectives and research methods are being used? The overview shows the academic disciplines that are hosting research of drama in education, and influences from their theoretical perspectives are briefly discussed. There is no autonomous field, but a domain of drama research which includes dissertations within the disciplines of Education and Literature. Conditions in Sweden are not as good compared to some other Nordic countries, where subject specific education and expert tutors are available at the research level. Is an autonomous research discipline unnecessary, or even impossible to achieve, taking into account the general tendencies towards inter- and cross-disciplines and ‘knowledge areas’ within higher education?

Keywords
Drama research, Swedish doctoral dissertations, Nordic Drama, Bourdieu's Field Concept
National Category
Humanities Social Sciences
Research subject
Educational Sciences in Arts and Professions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14190 (URN)
Available from: 2010-01-07 Created: 2013-04-23 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Österlind, E. (2008). Evaluation of Theatre Projects for Social Change: When, How and Why?. Paper presented at International Applied Drama Conference, 2-5 April 2008, Exeter University.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluation of Theatre Projects for Social Change: When, How and Why?
2008 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Theatre for Social Change (TfSC) is built on the audience’s active participation. TfSC is based on intentionality and a belief that the theatre form is powerful – the explicit purpose of TfSC is to promote change. Theatre  for Social Change projects often takes place outside the formal educational system. Projects based on external financial support often have to meet demands for evaluation, but is it possible to evaluate Drama and Theatre for Social Change in a way that is  meaningful for those who are involved and increases the body of knowledge?

In this paper three projects of Theatre for Social Change in Sweden/EU, Serbia and Palestine are described, with focus on the evaluations. The examples are used to discuss the evaluator’s role(s) and position, when and how to evaluate, and the value of evaluations, primarily for project members and audiences but also for donors as well as for colleagues in the field of drama. As a result of the demands from external funders, substantial evaluation reports are written about drama/theatre projects around the world. Therefore it becomes important to develop and share ‘good practice’ in how to carry out credible evaluations that contribute to the development of drama and Theatre for Social Change.

National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14192 (URN)
Conference
International Applied Drama Conference, 2-5 April 2008, Exeter University
Available from: 2013-04-22 Created: 2013-04-23 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Österlind, E. (2008). Forum Theatre: A way to promote active citizenship. TmačaART Magazine, 10(39), 44-51
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Forum Theatre: A way to promote active citizenship
2008 (English)In: TmačaART Magazine, Vol. 10, no 39, p. 44-51Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The Culture House Lätting is a local Swedish organization working with young persons who are unemployed or do part of their secondary education as apprentices in art work. One of the methods used by Lätting is Forum Theatre. Supported by the European Commission, Lätting created a project to increase active citizenship among young people from so called remote areas. Four workshops were held with participating youth organizations from four(five) countries and the process was carefully documented. A brief presentation of the project and its outcomes is followed by a discussion concerning evaluation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Mostar: Center for Drama Education of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2008
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Education; Educational Sciences in Arts and Professions
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14189 (URN)
Available from: 2013-04-22 Created: 2013-04-23 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Österlind, E. (2007). Drama Research in Scandinavia. Paper presented at IDEA, International Drama in Education Association’s world congress, Hong Kong, July 2007.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Drama Research in Scandinavia
2007 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14197 (URN)
Conference
IDEA, International Drama in Education Association’s world congress, Hong Kong, July 2007
Available from: 2013-04-22 Created: 2013-04-23 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Österlind, E. (2007). Is Forum Theatre a Way to Promote Active Citizenship – and how to answer that question?. Paper presented at “Theatre in Community – a Tool for Social Change”, internat. conf., Mostar, Bosnien-Herzegovina,February 2007..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Is Forum Theatre a Way to Promote Active Citizenship – and how to answer that question?
2007 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14206 (URN)
Conference
“Theatre in Community – a Tool for Social Change”, internat. conf., Mostar, Bosnien-Herzegovina,February 2007.
Available from: 2013-04-24 Created: 2013-04-24 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Österlind, E. (2007). Vanans makt och hur man bryter den: Ett möte mellan Bourdieus teorier om varför det bestående består och Boals teater för förändring.. In: B. Rasmussen (Ed.), Drama Boreale 2006: Aktuell forskning i drama og teater (pp. 65-73). Trondheim: Tapir Akademisk Forlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vanans makt och hur man bryter den: Ett möte mellan Bourdieus teorier om varför det bestående består och Boals teater för förändring.
2007 (Swedish)In: Drama Boreale 2006: Aktuell forskning i drama og teater / [ed] B. Rasmussen, Trondheim: Tapir Akademisk Forlag , 2007, p. 65-73Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trondheim: Tapir Akademisk Forlag, 2007
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Educational Sciences in Arts and Professions; Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14191 (URN)978-82-519-2196-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-04-22 Created: 2013-04-23 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Österlind, E. & Josephson, A. (2006). Att bryta vanans makt: Ett möte mellan Bourdieu och Boal. Paper presented at Practical Essay at 5th Nordic Congress Drama Boreale, NTNU, Trondheim, August 2006..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att bryta vanans makt: Ett möte mellan Bourdieu och Boal
2006 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14207 (URN)
Conference
Practical Essay at 5th Nordic Congress Drama Boreale, NTNU, Trondheim, August 2006.
Available from: 2013-04-24 Created: 2013-04-24 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Österlind, E. & Sörling, S. (2006). Leadership in Work Organization based on Self-Management. Paper presented at NFPF´s konferens i Örebro, 9–11 mars 2006..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Leadership in Work Organization based on Self-Management
2006 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Education; Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14195 (URN)
Conference
NFPF´s konferens i Örebro, 9–11 mars 2006.
Available from: 2013-04-22 Created: 2013-04-23 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
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