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ERIC Number: EJ933075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
"I Made Myself": Playmaking as a Pedagogy of Change with Urban Youth
Nelson, Bethany
Research in Drama Education, v16 n2 p157-172 2011
This article reflects on outcomes of a playmaking project conducted with 14-20-year-old urban students in the USA. The playmaking experience was part of a larger research project designed to facilitate students' understandings of the ways in which their own experiences of discrimination are reflected in pervasive inequity at the societal level, and to facilitate the acquisition of skills that would allow them to become agents of social change in those dynamics. Outcomes discussed include the development of community among the class members and its importance to them, the sense of power and agency students reported as a result of participating in the playmaking process and performing their piece, and the effect of the process on their emerging understanding of unequal power dynamics and the role of collective action in fostering social change. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Massachusetts