Keynote 2021

Keynote Carole Miller und Juliana Saxton

Drama – The critical capacity to be a reader and writer of the world through the embodiment of self as other


Mary Ellery – Packing for a journey into an imaginative space

Short biographies

Carole Miller is an emeritus professor at the University of Victoria where she continues to mentor pre-service students, exploring pedagogies that engender competent and comfortable classroom drama educators. Her collaborative studies with Juliana Saxton focus on inquiry-based instruction, applied theatre, and drama in education. Their latest text (2018), Asking Better Questions: Teaching and learning for a changing world (3rd Ed.) with Joanne O’Mara and Linda Laidlaw, encourages teachers and facilitators to challenge participants to assume a deeper ownership of their learning.  Co-author with Saxton of the award-winning book, Into the Story: Language in Action through Drama from the American Alliance of Theatre and Education and Into the Story 2: More Stories! More Drama! Miller is a recipient of an Excellence in Teaching Award and was recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Journal of Applied Arts and Health (2019).   It has been a lifetime of discovery, engaged in the potential of the arts to affect learners in myriad ways.​

Juliana Saxton, after an early career in theatre, television and film, is now professor emeritus of Drama/Theatre in Education and Applied Theatre in the Department of Theatre, University of Victoria.  She has been recognized as a Teacher of Excellence, holder of three Distinguished Book Awards from the American Alliance of Theatre and Education that also presented her the Campton Bell Lifetime Achievement Award. Her most recent publication is Asking Better Questions: Teaching and Learning for a Changing World (2018, 3rd Ed.), and she is presently engaged in updating the 2nd edition of Applied Theatre: International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice with Monica Prendergast and Yasmine Kandil. In 2013, the Canadian Association for Theatre Research awarded her an Honorary Membership.  She has found that age does wither but her collaborators allow her to continue a life of infinite variety with much joy.

Almut Küppers

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