Original Research

The utilisation of the performances of Neil Diamond for improving the classroom practices of educators: an educational appreciation

Jannie Pretorius, Christo van Wyk
The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa | Vol 9, No 3 | a193 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/td.v9i3.193 | © 2013 Jannie Pretorius, Christo van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 March 2016 | Published: 30 December 2013

About the author(s)

Jannie Pretorius, Natural and Life Sciences Education in the School of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Education at the University of the Free State, South Africa
Christo van Wyk, Physical and Natural Science Education in the School of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Education at the University of the Free State, South Africa

Full Text:

PDF (931KB)

Share this article

Bookmark and Share

Abstract

In this research the 5D-framework of Appreciative Inquiry is used to investigate the possibility of applying the attributes and artistic strategies of the pop singer Neil Diamond for the improvement of classroom practices of educationalists. During the attendance of the performances of Diamond in 2011 in South Africa the writers and five other educationalists have identified five broad qualities and practices of Diamond. These may have application value in a school or university classroom: passionate enthusiasm, purposeful dedication, communication and interaction with the audience, refusing to conform/creating variation as well as good planning. This is the first time that the 5D-cycle has been used to study the possible utilisation of a live performance of a popular artist to facilitate the professional development of educationalists.

Keywords

Appreciative Inquiry; classroom practices; educationalists; Neil Diamond; performance

Metrics

Total abstract views: 738
Total article views: 335


Crossref Citations

No related citations found.