Performing in Digital Stages: Introducing Art and Tableaux Vivants in Language Classroom (80170)

Session Information: Technology in Teaching and Learning
Session Chair: Angeliki Kordoni

Sunday, 26 May 2024 14:10
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 604
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This study is based on an action research project conducted with French foreign language students at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. It presents an innovative approach of language teaching, integrating art, online activities and the medium of tableaux vivants. This research is implemented to design meaningful pedagogy, to determine effectiveness of actions, to observe and collect data. The interdisciplinary theoretical framework of this presentation is based on studies focused on arts integration in classroom, informal online learning environments and collaborative media for language learning. Numerous art pieces were pre-determined and subjected to an analysis within the classroom setting. As an initial stage, students were tasked to conduct research within the university library to access pertinent literature and informational resources about the artworks and propose a brief presentation in class. They also engaged in storytelling, and crafted narratives of imaginative events that occurred before or following the scene. In the ultimate stage of the project, the students had to execute the painting in a live performance in class and to capture a video or a photo of their performance. The students disseminated their artistic creations across various social platforms such as TikTok and Instagram. The purpose of this experimental project was to improve current teaching approaches, to motivate students and to promote an engaging learning environment. The empirical results have demonstrated that the integration of art enhanced students’ creativity, developed opportunities for self-expression and enabled students to improve their digital literacy and critical understanding of media consumption and production.

Angeliki Kordoni, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

About the Presenter(s)
Dr. Angeliki Kordoni is an Associate Professor of French Language at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. She holds a PhD degree and her research interests focus on digital creative writing, drama activities and ICT in foreign language teaching.

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