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ERIC Number: EJ1004192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Disrupting Traditions: Swimming against the Current of Adolescent Bullying
Khasnabis, Debi; Upton, Kevin
Voices from the Middle, v20 n3 p37-46 Mar 2013
Advances in technology have aggravated the generations-old problem of bullying in schools. In this article, the authors attend to the impact of social media on bullying and advocate an approach to teaching anti-bullying that incorporates a project-based learning approach for young adolescents. Process drama as a model of learning and the use of multimedia-based tools are also central to the unit of instruction described in the article. Students are involved in two phases of instruction where they first examine bullying as a topic of study and then share their own experiences with bullying through role-play or process drama. The project orientation of the unit ultimately engages students in creating and publishing a digital video that portrays a bullying scenario as well as intervention techniques for victims and bystanders. The authors identify significant learning opportunities for students that participated in the anti- bullying unit. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A