Report: Going digital under duress - Notes on the 6th Drama in Education Days 2020

Drama in language teaching and learning


  • Eva Göksel
  • Stefanie Giebert



Conference report, Drama in education days , Performative teaching, Digital conference


In this conference report, we look back on our first digital conference, a challenge which ultimately came with many silver linings. Among the highlights: The online setting made our event more inclusive, with approximately 100 participants from across the globe attending the four-day drama event. This report highlights the keynotes, workshops, and talks shared at the 2020 Drama in Education Days.

Author Biographies

  • Eva Göksel

    Eva Göksel is a doctoral candidate at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, with a master’s in
    education examining Drama in French as a Second Language from the University of British
    Columbia, Canada. Between 2014 and 2020, Eva was a research assistant at the Centre for Oral
    Communication, PH Zug, Switzerland, where she introduced Drama in Education to students and
    staff. Eva co-organises the annual Drama in Education Days.

  • Stefanie Giebert

    Stefanie Giebert holds a PhD in English literature from Trier University, and is currently employed at the language centre of Kempten University of Applied Sciences. She also teaches German as a foreign language, technical English and English literature and theatre at various universities. Her research interests are teaching ESP and German with drama, adapting non-dramatical texts for the stage and improvisational theatre.


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