Enacting Cognition: Actor Education and the Performance of Everyday Life

dc.contributor.authorCadman, Amyen
dc.contributor.departmentEducationen
dc.contributor.supervisorElliott, Stephenen
dc.date2015-05-30 14:49:19.047
dc.date2015-06-03 10:24:20.174
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-03T16:05:50Z
dc.date.available2015-06-03T16:05:50Z
dc.date.issued2015-06-03
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D, Education) -- Queen's University, 2015-06-03 10:24:20.174en
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study explores inner and outer experience in the context of dramatic arts, and specifically in actor education. The author defines experience as the richness of now. It is everything that we bring to each moment, and everything that each moment brings to us. The dynamic space between inner and outer experience is found to be the place where thinking and feeling create our sense of be-ing. Movement between inner and outer helps determine the success of a dramatic experience. Literature from the disciplines of cognitive studies, dramatic arts, education, philosophy, psychology, and neurophysiology is examined alongside interviews with dramatic arts teacher-practitioners. These findings are considered in light of the author’s own experiences as a dramatic arts student, teacher, and participant. A conceptual model of cognition as an active and embodied phenomenon emerges. Building on models of “embodied cognition” (Lakoff and Johnson) and “enactive cognition” (Varela, Thompson, and Rosch), the author conceives of human thinking and being as “enacting cognition”. Enacting cognition is the dynamic synthesis of objective knowledge and personal understanding. It is the experience of be-ing.en
dc.description.degreePhDen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/13111
dc.language.isoengen
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dc.subjectCognitionen
dc.subjectLearningen
dc.subjectDeweyen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectLakoffen
dc.subjectVarelaen
dc.subjectDramaen
dc.subjectMind-Bodyen
dc.subjectCogitoen
dc.subjectTeachingen
dc.subjectMerleau-Pontyen
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen
dc.subjectStudenten
dc.subjectDescartesen
dc.subjectAristotleen
dc.subjectPerformanceen
dc.subjectArtistic Mimesisen
dc.subjectPlatoen
dc.subjectEnactiveen
dc.subjectPolanyien
dc.subjectSartreen
dc.subjectEnactingen
dc.subjectBoalen
dc.subjectGrotowskien
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectStanislavskien
dc.subjectGreeneen
dc.subjectCurriculumen
dc.subjectGoffmanen
dc.subjectdeCerteauen
dc.subjectArten
dc.subjectSecondary Educationen
dc.subjectPost-Secondary Educationen
dc.subjectExperienceen
dc.subjectProfessional Developmenten
dc.subjectMovementen
dc.subjectDramatic Artsen
dc.subjectCreativeen
dc.subjectDramaen
dc.subjectArtsen
dc.titleEnacting Cognition: Actor Education and the Performance of Everyday Lifeen
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