Promoting reflexivity through drama. Educational Practices of the Theatre of the Oppressed

Author/s Alessandra Romano
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2014/1 Language Italian
Pages 15 P. 131-145 File size 59 KB
DOI 10.3280/ERP2014-001008
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This article is about a still-in-progress research experience that explores the transformative potential of the methods of Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed. In this exploratory study, more than 60 students were involved in experential workshops with the Theatre of the Oppressed within the setting of university classroom. The aim was to adopt the methodologies and the techniques of Forum Theatre and of Journal Theatre as educational tools to promote reflexivity and transformation in undergraduate students. The results of the analysis of the study confirmed researchers’ hypothesis, showing empirically that the Theatre of the Oppressed could be a useful educational practice not only in informal educational contexts, but specially in formal university contexts.

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Alessandra Romano, Promoting reflexivity through drama. Educational Practices of the Theatre of the Oppressed in "EDUCATIONAL REFLECTIVE PRACTICES" 1/2014, pp 131-145, DOI: 10.3280/ERP2014-001008