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ERIC Number: EJ934861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Boundary Crossings: Using Participatory Theatre as a Site for Deepening Learning
Kumrai, Rajni Rani; Chauhan, Vipin; Hoy, Jane
Teaching in Higher Education, v16 n5 p517-528 2011
Amongst the academic community there has been an increasing acceptance that knowledge and learning is no longer situated solely within academic settings and that workplace settings are also legitimate spaces for reflecting on practice in order to enhance professional capabilities. Learners are uniquely placed to draw on their workplace experiences as they explore the relationship between this experience and the academic curriculum. Moreover, biography, prior experience and lived experiences are being recognised as legitimate knowledge arenas in tackling challenging issues of inequality and promoting diversity. Within this context, which teaching and learning methodologies enable facilitators and learners to negotiate the boundaries between workplace and academic environments? This article discusses a multi-disciplinary research project in which youth and community practitioners engaged in participatory theatre as a site for critical action learning. We argue this approach furthers our understanding of the process of in-depth learning concerning issues of equality across disciplinary and cross service dialogues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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