Dr. Prendergast earns 2018 Artists, Researchers and Teachers SIG Publication Award

Monica Prendergast was awarded the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies’ 2018 Artists, Researchers and Teachers SIG Publication Award.

The Special Interest Group is part of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, which itself is a part of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). Their group is composed of art educators. The annual Publication Award recognizes a researcher whose article makes an outstanding contribution to the field of arts education.

Monica is being celebrated for her publication, Delegated performance: Interdisciplinary tensions, provocations and questions, which was published in a 2017 issue of Performing Ethos: International Journal of Ethics in Theatre & Performance.

“I was very honoured,” she says of the award. She attended the ceremony virtually last week and thanked the Awards Committee and jurors for selecting her article as the winner.

Monica completed her Masters in Curriculum Studies, Theatre, and Education at UVic, as well as her interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre, Philosophy, and Education. She has been presenting at the CSSE as a member for many years.

In addition to her work with the CSSE, her new e-book, Web of Performance: An Ensemble Workbook, is now available for free download through the UVic Library. 

The curriculum guide in performance studies, edited with Will Weigler, is intended for students ages 16-20. The workbook uses examples of theatrical performances to help show students and educators the ways in which theatre can make positive impacts on a community.

The project was funded by an SSHRC grant, with additional funding from the Office of Research Services.

“I’m so grateful to Inba Kehoe and her staff in the UVIC ePublishing program,” says Monica.

Monica will be launching her book in July at the International Drama in Education Research Institute at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Download it here: http://dspace.library.uvic.ca/handle/1828/9426