Time to meet again! Welcome to Göteborg!

Welcome to the University of Gothenburg at the 6th of February for a re-gathering in regards to the Drama Boreale 18 – The Open Ensemble. Now it is exactly six months since we met in the Lindgren room at the Academy of Music and Drama.

Address: Sprängkullsgatan 23 room D206


9.00 -10.45 A hands- on workshop where we reflect on content and design of the ninth Drama Boreale conference

What happened/did not happen and can we see any possible future steps. The gathered material from the conference will be introduced and ethical considerations for further use will be discussed.

10.45 – 11.15 Fika

11.15 – 12.00 Summary, conclusions and further questions. Possible to participate on a distance. Register to ase.bjurstrom@gu.se no later than January 30, and you will receive login details.

12.00 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 Glocal Mirror – presentation of the project (this part is open to all)

Presentation of project design and experiences made during and after the project. This is also possible to take part of from a distance (register to Åse at the latest January 30th for login details).

14.45 – 16.15 Drama methods for collaborative critical reflection 

Workshop with Dr. Rebecca Patterson, one of the participating nodes in the Glocal Mirror project from Manchester Metropolitan University UK. Rebecca will share how she works to develop critical reflection with drama in teacher training.

The workshop offers participants an opportunity to share in some of the practices and ideas drawn from an ongoing research project into the potential for alternative approaches to reflective practice with student Drama teachers undertaking a one-year secondary Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in the UK. This work has emerged from my doctoral thesis entitled ‘Tractatus de Imagine Mundi’, (A View of Another World) and continues to use arts-based research methods as a means of investigating the process of becoming a Drama teacher. New Materialism is adopted as a theoretical lens through which to view this mode of social inquiry. This particular intervention is presented as an example of Practice as Research (Kershaw et al, 2011; Sjoberg and Hughes, no date: online) in which a performance convention from the field of drama education is applied, in conjunction with other arts based approaches, as a research tool and vehicle for reflection. These combined approaches offer alternative ways for student teachers to reflect on shared experiences, feelings and observations on becoming a teacher. As an example of PaR, the intervention explores ways in which arts-based methodologies and a new materialist theoretical lens might open up possibilities for imagining what collective critical engagement with practice in teacher education might look like. This workshop is intended to demonstrate how the collective activities deployed in this ongoing project might provide mechanisms for attending to ontological considerations in teacher education more generally.


Kershaw, B. (2011), ’practice as Research: Transdisciplinary Innovation in Action’. in Performance Research’ in Kershaw B and Nicholson H (eds) , Research Methods in Theatre and Performance, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp.63 – 85.

Patterson, R. (2016) ‘Tractatus de Imagine Mundi’,(A View of an Imaginary World). Ed D. Manchester Metropolitan University

Sjoberg and Hughes [no date] Practice as Research. Manchester University [Online] [Accessed on 10th January 2019] https://www.methods.manchester.ac.uk/themes/qualitative-methods/practice-as-research/


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