Honoring Student Identity and Voice as an Approach to Inclusion
This session explores the transformational inquiry framework – an appreciative, strength-based method for scaffolding identity exploration through four domains of learning (personal, social, cognitive, and action). The presenter, Joshua Streeter, will share examples of how to create an inclusive classroom by using drama and theatre to amplify student voice and choice through reflective and interactive teaching processes.
Joshua Rashon Streeter
Joshua Rashon Streeter, MFA, is an Assistant Professor of Theatre Education at Emerson College teaching in the BFA, MA, and MFA theatre education programs. He previously held a professorship at James Madison University (JMU) where he built the Theatre Education Pre-Professional Licensure Program and the Teaching Artist Concentration, was a faculty associate in the Center for Faculty Innovation (CFI), and on faculty in the African, African-American, and Diaspora (AAAD) studies program. His teaching focuses on pre-service and in-service education in K-16 schools/institutions, drama and theatre education, Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), musical theatre, and arts integration.
Joshua’s scholarship analyzes the pedagogies used in rehearsals and classrooms and considers the relationship between process and product in a creative experience. Joshua was also one of the twelve writers for the National Theatre Standards and continues to work as a consultant to numerous state departments of education.