The art of mime in education: a rich learning tool

Maher Bahloul

Abstract

Latest work within the Learning Through the Arts field included a variety of visual and performing arts activities such as drama, music, dance, film, etc. Rarely do studies focus on mime as a teaching and learning tool. In this paper, the art of mime is explored through a hands-on workshop whereby participants go through the various steps of a mime activity. As such, they work in small groups to design, perform, and finally reflect on meaning and meaning production. The activity is then videotaped and features of the use of the digital camera are highlighted. Thus, the paper explicates the salient features of the mime and the use of the digital camera as educational tools.

Keywords

Mime, miming, arts, education, learning, digital camera, videotaping

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