Foreword - Vorwort


  • Fiona Dalziel University of Padova
  • Erika Piazzoli Trinity College Dublin
  • Garret Scally



Foreword , Performative teaching, learning, research, Refugees , Arts, Ethics, Performative language teaching

Author Biographies

  • Fiona Dalziel, University of Padova

    Fiona Dalziel is Associate Professor of English Language and Translation at the University of Padova, Italy. Her research interests include: promoting learner autonomy; translanguaging in English-medium Instruction (EMI); and the use of drama in language learning. She is a member of the editorial board of Language Learning in Higher Education, the journal of CercleS, the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education, and she was guest editor of the May 2019 issue entitled “Language learning for and with refugees in higher education”. She has been coordinator of Padova University English drama group for over 20 years.

  • Erika Piazzoli, Trinity College Dublin

    Erika Piazzoli is an Assistant Professor in Arts Education at Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin. Her research interests are drama and second language education, teacher education and embodied research methods. Her book Embodying Language in Action explores embodiment in performative language teaching, learning and research. Erika is the principal investigator of ‘Sorgente: Engaging asylum seekers, refugees and their teachers in performative language pedagogy’ and ‘Lacunae: Embodying the Untranslatable’ projects.

  • Garret Scally

    Garret Scally is lecturer and an applied theatre practitioner-researcher who uses theatre in educational, community and social settings. His research interests include devised theatre, applied theatre, playfulness, belonging and diaspora, performative teaching, and pedagogical approaches, including the teaching and learning of additional languages through theatre.







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