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

Cinema God’s Creatures (15)

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Cinema The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

1 hr 32 | AD | With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

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Activities Leadership and Employment Workshop
Garret Theatre

This workshop will explore leadership, identity, communication, and employability skills through discussion and participatory exercises.

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Cinema Mummies (U)

1 hr 28 | AD | Mummies is a fun family animated adventure that follows three Egyptian mummies who accidentally enter the modern world.

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On Stage Cinderella
Storyhouse Theatre

Let Storyhouse whisk you away to the ball this Christmas with a seasonal spectacular which celebrates the most famous fairy-tale of them all – Cinderella. 

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Activities Boardgames in the Den
The Den

Put down that device and join us for some old-fashioned fun with boardgames in The Den! Will you be the Scrabble Supremo, the Jenga Jubilant or the Card Game King?

Cinema Shazam! Fury of The Gods (12A)

2 hrs 10 | AD | When a vengeful trio of ancient gods arrive on earth, Shazam and his friends get thrust into battle with the fate of the world in their hands.

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Cinema Meet Me In The Bathroom (15)

1 hr 48 | An immersive journey through the New York music scene of the early 2000s where a new generation kick-started a musical rebirth.

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Cinema Metropolis + Live Score (PG)
Movie Theatre

2 hrs 30 | Tensions build between subterranean workers and pampered surface-dwellers so an android is created to re-establish control. But this creation, cannot be controlled…

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On Stage Dee Sign Choir Performance
Garret Bar

Originally formed by Anne Hesketh in 1997 “Dee Sign” Choir performs in British Sign Language (BSL) to music.