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1 - Drama for Critical Pedagogy with ‘off Track’ Students in Hong Kong – Rehearsing Tensions among the Self & Institutional Socialization

Friday, March 23
12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: Thurgood Marshall South, Mezzanine

Theatre as a collaborative process and action can facilitate identity (re-)establishment for community and personal empowerment in the current sociopolitical context. Nevertheless, students with limited prior experience in drama/theatre tend to demonstrate negative perception towards Drama in Education – resulted from the institutional margination in Hong Kong curriculum where drama is merely a tool for language proficiency enhancement. Meanwhile, social instability has caused frustration and pressure among young adults towards the bewildering future of both personal and community development. Students struggle in the conflicts between anticipated socialization embedded in institutional education and personal emotions as well as experience in the everyday politics.


 


Considering the hardship on the social atmosphere and the call for re-imaging the purpose of Drama/Theatre for education, this study examines a creative drama workshopping project involved in a post-secondary English Creative Arts course which facilitates the recasting of life-narrative in course of students’ everyday life experience in an institutional context. The project aims to engage students’ needs and interests to re-discover their self-identity and relationship with other community members with uprising sociopolitical conflicts around the globe. The case study marks the journey of students with no prior experience in theatre creating their own drama production, which reflects the self-representation of ideological tensions between institution and everyday life experience through drama in an institutional setting. 

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