The art of teaching: a T.A.'s journey from the stage to the classroom and back again

UNCW Author/Contributor (non-UNCW co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jacki Booth (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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Don Bushman

Abstract: This piece documents my journey as a young T.A. in the English department at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I trace the steps I have taken in the pursuit of a better understanding of what my goals should be as a composition teacher. After discovering these goals, I have then discussed some of the difficulties that myself and others have experienced while pursuing goals in the classroom space. My journey eventually leads me to the world of Art for an answer to how I can become more comfortable and effective in my classroom space. I discover that my love for Art and English complement each other as I pose the theory that teachers should consider themselves artists. As such, we can use techniques that artists use in order to become more effective at their jobs. In particular, I explore the idea of using the Stanislavski Method actor training techniques to help me gain a more solid foundation in my classroom.

Additional Information

A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Acting teachers--United States , College teaching--United States, Graduate teaching assistants--United States, Method (Acting), Teaching--Vocational guidance
Teaching -- Vocational guidance
Method (Acting)
Graduate teaching assistants -- United States
College teaching -- United States
Acting teachers -- United States

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