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This is a teaching/learning resource for trainee teachers that forms part of a workshop Critical Consumers of Neuroscience. This resource is an outcome of a wider project: Enhancing the Learning Sciences in Initial Teacher Education.
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Plenary paper presented at American Society for Theatre Research Conference Trans-. Minneapolis, MN, US. 4 November 2016In Wattle and Daub’s The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak, a reanimated corpse puppet leaks blood, excrement, and saliva on his journey through military torture, medical treatment, and morbid illness. In moments of memory, body parts of Snuff Puppets’ giant Everybody puppet detach from its dying body and secrete. Each of these moments unsettles the boundary between puppet and human body by transposing abjected materiality - decay, secretions - of human bodies on/into the puppet.Recent scholarship draws on the puppet’s ability to transverse multiple sites and states through simultaneously occupying opposing binary positions: human/object, figure/material, alive/dead. This transverse positionality of the puppet has been rendered as an ability to ‘tug back’ on modernism (Bell 2014), to access the other through ambiguous co-presence (Piris 2014), to alert us to the lifecycles of materials (Margolies 2014, Sidirokastriti 2015), and, as abjected bodies/technologies, to challenge bodily norms (Parker-Starbuck 2011). What possibilities are revealed when the puppet transverses the abject itself as object performing human decay and secretion, abjected materiality that shores up the contours of the embodied human subject? What boundaries are crossed that reframe our relationship to both human and non-human materiality?This paper analyzes these moments of transversing the abject in puppetry performances, a gesture that allows artists to deepen explorations of porous, ‘leaky’ boundaries of the body through material performance.
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This is a teaching/learning resource for trainee teachers that forms part of a workshop Critical Consumers of Neuroscience. This resource is an outcome of a wider project: Enhancing the Learning Sciences in Initial Teacher Education.
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This is a teaching/learning resource for trainee teachers that forms part of a workshop Critical Consumers of Neuroscience. This resource is an outcome of a wider project: Enhancing the Learning Sciences in Initial Teacher Education.
Data Types:
  • Video
Plenary paper presented at American Society for Theatre Research Conference Trans-. Minneapolis, MN, US. 4 November 2016In Wattle and Daub’s The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak, a reanimated corpse puppet leaks blood, excrement, and saliva on his journey through military torture, medical treatment, and morbid illness. In moments of memory, body parts of Snuff Puppets’ giant Everybody puppet detach from its dying body and secrete. Each of these moments unsettles the boundary between puppet and human body by transposing abjected materiality - decay, secretions - of human bodies on/into the puppet.Recent scholarship draws on the puppet’s ability to transverse multiple sites and states through simultaneously occupying opposing binary positions: human/object, figure/material, alive/dead. This transverse positionality of the puppet has been rendered as an ability to ‘tug back’ on modernism (Bell 2014), to access the other through ambiguous co-presence (Piris 2014), to alert us to the lifecycles of materials (Margolies 2014, Sidirokastriti 2015), and, as abjected bodies/technologies, to challenge bodily norms (Parker-Starbuck 2011). What possibilities are revealed when the puppet transverses the abject itself as object performing human decay and secretion, abjected materiality that shores up the contours of the embodied human subject? What boundaries are crossed that reframe our relationship to both human and non-human materiality?This paper analyzes these moments of transversing the abject in puppetry performances, a gesture that allows artists to deepen explorations of porous, ‘leaky’ boundaries of the body through material performance.
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This is a teaching/learning resource for trainee teachers that forms part of a workshop Critical Consumers of Neuroscience. This resource is an outcome of a wider project: Enhancing the Learning Sciences in Initial Teacher Education.
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This item contains audio of the presentation by Professor Maggie Gee for the Empathy Group meeting held 8th March 2017. Maggie Gee, Professor of Creative Writing, talked about her hero Frans de Waal’s view of the many animal cognitions (which tells us human intelligence is not necessarily the apex of cognition), particularly in relation to his latest book, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are, where he considers non-human-animal empathy and intelligence. Meeting minutes can also be found on our repository here: https://data.bathspa.ac.uk/articles/Empathy_Group_-_Meeting_9_Notes_8_March_2017/9632183
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These slides form the central resource of a workshop for trainee teachers. Tutor notes and accompanying resources needed for the workshop are linked below. These materials aim to give trainee teachers confidence in being able to read, understand, critique and apply relevant research to their teaching, and help to break down communication barriers between teachers and scientific researchers. This will help them support children’s learning and prepare teachers to critically evaluate the claims and packages they may encounter in their future careers. This resource is an outcome of a wider project: Enhancing the Learning Sciences in Initial Teacher Education. This project aims to deepen our understanding of ideas, values and experiences of trainees and university tutors in relation to the learning sciences in ITE.
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This item contains audio of the presentation by Professor Maggie Gee for the Empathy Group meeting held 23rd May 2018. Maggie Gee has chaired the Empathy Group since it began in early 2015. She has written 14 books which include several novels about the relations between human beings and the non-human living world, like Grace, The Ice People, and Where are the Snows and The Flood (2004). Some have been direct attempts to engage the reader on specific, and current, real-life ecological-political issues, others are more playful or mythical, and she is always pulled between the two approaches. Maggie’s paper, called ‘Let it be light’, suggested that empathy with the reader and with even the most disreputable parts of the writer’s own self, as well as empathy with nature, may be a path towards lightness when trying to write about weighty themes, and that lightness may be the best way to woo the reader to dance to the writer’s tune. Meeting minutes can also be found on our repository here: https://data.bathspa.ac.uk/articles/Empathy_Group_-_Meeting_13_Notes_23_May_2018/9632249
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This resource is used as part of a workshop introducing trainee teachers to primary science. It has a focus on explaining that scientific literacy is a key aim for science education.The resource invites trainee teachers to think critically about claims for the educational benefits of fish oil supplements. This resource is an outcome of a wider project: Enhancing the Learning Sciences in Initial Teacher Education. It is one of a collection of teaching/learning resources developed to support teachers in becoming critical consumers of neuroscience and addressing neuromyths.
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