Theatre and Community Development (PRFM6900)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit offers 'hands-on' training in a range of theatre techniques (e.g. Boal's "Theatre of the Oppressed") tailored to the needs of teachers and community workers involved in peace-building, human rights campaigns, health promotion, youth work and other 'community cultural development' activities. Along with practical theatre facilitation skills, the unit provides a rigorous critique of the political/educational philosophies underpinning the practice and an overview of key debates regarding the funding and evaluation of arts-based community development projects.

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Classes

1x2-hr seminar in weeks 2, 4, 6 and 11, Intensive workshops 10am-5pm (Mon-Thurs in mid-semester break)

Assessment

1x1000wd report based on analysis of CCD Project Evaluation involving oral presentation (30%), 1x3000wd research essay and/or 'action/research' assignment (60%), reading tasks and online discussion (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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