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Evaluation Report of Prospero’s Island: an Immersive Approach to Literacy at Key Stage 3.

Cremin, Teresa; Swann, Joan; Colvert, Angela and Oliver, Lucy (2016). Evaluation Report of Prospero’s Island: an Immersive Approach to Literacy at Key Stage 3. Hackney Learning Trust, London .

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Abstract

Prospero's Island is an immersive theatre project created by Punchdrunk Enrichment and sponsored by Learning Partner, London Borough of Hackney (Hackney Learning Trust). The project sought to inspire and motivate students’ engagement with the English curriculum, and to develop an immersive approach to teaching literacy that would improve students’ learning.

Prospero’s Island took place in a secondary academy in Hackney, London over two school terms (autumn 2014-spring 2015). The project was embedded in existing schemes of work, and included the following elements:
• An immersive theatre installation for Year 7-8 students (aged 11-13 years); this took the form of an interactive game based on The Tempest; over a two-week period groups of students participated in this experience for a morning or afternoon (autumn term);
• A Teaching and Learning Day (TALD) and eight twilight CPD sessions on immersive learning techniques for school staff and teachers across London (autumn term);
• A return to the installation for one lesson, led by English teachers (autumn term);
• Follow-on work by teachers to develop immersive learning in English lessons (spring term);
• An independent evaluation of the project (autumn and spring terms).

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2016 Open University
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Prospero's Island: an evaluation of a theatre in education initiativeNot SetHackney Learning Trust
Keywords: Literacy, immersive theatre, Shakespeare, pedagogy, students' engagement and writing
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
Item ID: 45467
Depositing User: Teresa Cremin
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2016 14:43
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/45467
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