Using Tableau Theater in the Integrated Reading and Writing Classroom
Lussier, Kristie O'Donnell
Shetron, Tamara H.
Texas State University, The Education Institute
Tableau Theatre is an instructional method that fulfills two of the most timely needs in developmental education today: enhancing student motivation and providing engaging learning activities (Saxon et al., 2015). As a form of highly contextualized learning, the use of total body engagement, or, what Asher (1969) referred to as total body response (TPR) stimulates brain activity, a prerequisite for learning (Hinton et al., 2012; Rinne et al., 2011; Toshalis & Nakkula, 2012), and allows space for a uniquely studentconstructed response to the text as opposed to a traditional lecture-style class.
Tableau, integrated reading and writing, student support, developmental education
Shetron, T. H., & Lussier, K. O. (2022). Using Tableau Theater in the integrated reading and writing classroom. Journal of College Academic Support Programs, 5(1), pp. 60–62.