Gordon Rees is an associate professor at Yokkaichi University in Mie Prefecture. He is also the Coordinator of the Performance in Education (PIE) SIG. Currently, he is doing research on PAL (performance-assisted learning) and utilizing radio drama and reader's theater in presentation and reading classes.
The Performance in Education (PIE) SIG Forum will be a panel discussion on the various facets of Performance in Education. The panellists will discuss topics such as their reasons for choosing a performance-assisted or performance-based pedagogy, some examples of successful classroom activities, potential challenges in using these activities, tips for beginners, and their thoughts on performance in education in the time of Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The panel will feature PIE practitioners who specialize in various genres of PIE activities such as roleplay, improvisation, public speaking, debate, discussion, process drama, readers theatre, living newspapers, oral interpretation, radio drama, radio show, film, music and rap, and kamishibai.