Educating Creatively Conference 2021 – Abstract 5

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Last event: Sunday 12 September 2021 at 1.35pm

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Part of: Educating Creatively Conference

Past event

Presenters: Beth Powers and Barry Kornhauser

What is Schooling For? Diverse Young Learners’ Perspectives Portrayed by Young Actors

Barry Kornhauser, Arts Community Outreach Coordinator
Beth Powers, Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Services
MUth Theater Troupe
Millersville University of Pennsylvania, United State of America

The purposes of schooling have long been debated. Some say that school is a place where children go to learn how to “enter the workforce.” Still others assert the goal of schooling is to enable children “to maximize their fullest potential”. Yet, few have asked children themselves what education is for.

This presentation provided by MUth(Millersville University Youth) Theater Troupe illuminates children’s perspectives on schooling. This ensemble of teens and young adults face and/or have faced significant challenges create and perform original plays built on social justice themes. For this conference, the company presents brief monologues on the conference topic of “what is education for” and “accessibility” from the perspectives of diverse young learners. The presenters worked with two mentors who collected narrative data from children ages 3-18 and supported the actors to create scripts based on their own and/or other children’s perspectives.

This presentation will take place on Zoom. After booking you will receive an email with the link and passcode a few days before the event. 


Approx 60 mins

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Cinema Paris, Texas (12A)

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3 hr 25 | Magic and fairytale characters are brought to life through ballet in this well-known family favourite.

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4 hrs | Director David McVicar brings out the revolutionary elements in Mozart’s great comic opera of intrigue, misunderstanding and forgiveness.

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3 hrs | A new production of the much-loved Royal Ballet fairytale classic.

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Cinema ROH Live: Turandot (TBC)

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