publication . Article . 2013

Can mimetics, a theatre‐based practice, open possibilities for young people with learning disabilities? A capability approach

Jo Trowsdale; Richard Hayhow;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Country: United Kingdom
While the significance of the social model of disability for articulating inclusive approaches in education is recognised, the application of capability theory to education is less well developed. This article by Jo Trowsdale of the University of Warwick and Richard Hayhow of Open Theatre considers how a particular theatre-based practice, here described as ‘mimetics’, can alter and extend the aspirations and achievements of children and young people with learning disabilities, and might be understood as applied capability theory or ‘capability practice’. Mimetics has been crafted from experimental psycho-physical actor-training processes by Open Theatre Company ...
free text keywords: LC, Education, Developmental and Educational Psychology
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