A school performance: a teaching tool or real art?

Karolina Janczukowicz


The article addresses the question of whether in using a school per- formance as a tool in ELT it is possible to achieve true artistic effects through it. It analyses the problem from the point of view of focusing on the value of the outcome rather than just the process of imple- menting theatre in ELT. The issues are discuss ed according to Brun- er’s criteria (1971) of artistic experience and Wenzel’s conditions (2001) for authenticity in speaking in an ELT classroom. Further- more, the notion of cognitive appeal is put forward as a key feature in achieving a shift in students’ a ttitude towards performing, which may in turn result in achieving a truly artistic effect.
Author Karolina Janczukowicz (FL / IEAS)
Karolina Janczukowicz,,
- Institute of English and American Studies
Other language title versionsSzkolne przedstawienie: narzędzie w nauczaniu czy prawdziwa sztuka?
Journal seriesBeyond Philology: An International Journal of Linguistics, Literary Studies and English Language Teaching, ISSN 1732-1220, e-ISSN 2451-1498, (B 7 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.68
Keywords in Englishartistic experience, authentic speaking, automatic speaking, amateur production, cognitive appeal
URL https://fil.ug.edu.pl/sites/default/files/_nodes/strona-filologiczny/33797/files/beyond_philology_no_15_1_2018.pdf
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)7
ScoreMinisterial score = 7.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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