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Theatre in critical education - Exploring issues of work and family life coherence in a Danish context

Berg, Anna LU (2016) SIMV15 20161
Graduate School
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How does theatre function as a pedagogical tool in critical education? Through a qualitative case study on a political educational project initiated by a Danish trade union, this thesis explores how theatre can be used as a pedagogical strategy in education that seek to promote social change. The educational project is about issues of work and family life coherence, and through the lens of critical education, this thesis examines how understandings of these issues are constructed within the educational project. Departing from deconstructionist theories, the thesis emphasis how social categories of class and gender affect how participants construct their understanding of issues related to work and family life coherence, but also examine how... (More)
How does theatre function as a pedagogical tool in critical education? Through a qualitative case study on a political educational project initiated by a Danish trade union, this thesis explores how theatre can be used as a pedagogical strategy in education that seek to promote social change. The educational project is about issues of work and family life coherence, and through the lens of critical education, this thesis examines how understandings of these issues are constructed within the educational project. Departing from deconstructionist theories, the thesis emphasis how social categories of class and gender affect how participants construct their understanding of issues related to work and family life coherence, but also examine how divergent meanings are negotiated in the educational setting. The findings show, that the narrative form of theatre can engage participants in the educational project in ways that holds potential for promoting social change. (Less)
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How does theatre function as a pedagogical tool in critical education? Through a qualitative case study on a political educational project initiated by a Danish trade union, this thesis explores how theatre can be used as a pedagogical strategy in education that seek to promote social change. The educational project is about issues of work and family life coherence, and through the lens of critical education, this thesis examines how understandings of these issues are constructed within the educational project. Departing from deconstructionist theories, the thesis emphasis how social categories of class and gender affect how participants construct their understanding of issues related to work and family life coherence, but also examine how... (More)
How does theatre function as a pedagogical tool in critical education? Through a qualitative case study on a political educational project initiated by a Danish trade union, this thesis explores how theatre can be used as a pedagogical strategy in education that seek to promote social change. The educational project is about issues of work and family life coherence, and through the lens of critical education, this thesis examines how understandings of these issues are constructed within the educational project. Departing from deconstructionist theories, the thesis emphasis how social categories of class and gender affect how participants construct their understanding of issues related to work and family life coherence, but also examine how divergent meanings are negotiated in the educational setting. The findings show, that the narrative form of theatre can engage participants in the educational project in ways that holds potential for promoting social change. (Less)
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author
Berg, Anna LU
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course
SIMV15 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Critical education, theatre, Work and family life coherence, Gender, Class
language
English
id
8890232
date added to LUP
2016-09-29 16:09:44
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  abstract     = {How does theatre function as a pedagogical tool in critical education? Through a qualitative case study on a political educational project initiated by a Danish trade union, this thesis explores how theatre can be used as a pedagogical strategy in education that seek to promote social change. The educational project is about issues of work and family life coherence, and through the lens of critical education, this thesis examines how understandings of these issues are constructed within the educational project. Departing from deconstructionist theories, the thesis emphasis how social categories of class and gender affect how participants construct their understanding of issues related to work and family life coherence, but also examine how divergent meanings are negotiated in the educational setting. The findings show, that the narrative form of theatre can engage participants in the educational project in ways that holds potential for promoting social change.},
  author       = {Berg, Anna},
  keyword      = {Critical education,theatre,Work and family life coherence,Gender,Class},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Theatre in critical education - Exploring issues of work and family life coherence in a Danish context},
  year         = {2016},
}