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Author Kivilaht, Heli
Title Drama in teacher education: Student teachers, teachers, and students constructing collaborative approaches to classroom management using Forum Theatre
book jacket
Descript 130 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-03, page: 0674
Adviser: Mary Kooy
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Toronto (Canada), 2004
My work as an associate teacher has made me aware of student teachers' concerns about classroom management. A teacher may have confidence in a well-developed lesson plan, but be anxious about delivering that plan successfully in front of students. This study investigated the effectiveness of a type of theatre, called Forum Theatre, as a potential method of preparing student teachers, in all disciplines, for the classroom experience. Forum Theatre's interactive, experiential, and collective approach brings together student teachers, experienced teachers, and high school students to investigate classroom management issues in a safe, yet structured atmosphere. A Forum session begins with a short performance where the problem situation is presented. Through discussion and re-enactment of the situation, student teachers can learn about and apply classroom management techniques by actively improvising potential solutions to the problem presented thereby rehearsing for the lived reality of the classroom
School code: 0779
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 43-03
Subject Education, Teacher Training
Education, Secondary
Alt Author University of Toronto (Canada)
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