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dc.contributor.authorSappa, V
dc.contributor.authorBarabasch, A
dc.description.abstractThis chapter discusses the potentialities of the Forum theatre technique to empower teachers’ resilience. The Forum theatre is a three-phase participatory drama technique based on Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed that includes: (a) a theatre performance mainly described in terms of the oppressed-oppressor dynamic; (b) an interactive phase where the audience members are invited to replace the actors in order to solve the represented conflicts; and (c) a final shared reflection and exchange of feelings and thoughts about what they have experienced. This theatre technique was applied in continuing education workshops involving a total of 230 in-service vocational school teachers in Switzerland. The study aimed to explore the emotional, cognitive and social perceived impact of this participatory drama technique among the participants. The findings showed a high potential of the theatre-based technique to stimulate emotional, reflective and social resources that are fundamental for resilience at both the individual and organisational levels.
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleArts-Based Research, Resilience and Well-being Across the Lifespan
dc.titleEmpowering in-service teachers: A resilience-building intervention based on the forum theatre technique
dc.typeBook chapter
dcterms.bibliographicCitationSappa, V; Barabasch, A, Empowering in-service teachers: A resilience-building intervention based on the forum theatre technique, Arts-Based Research, Resilience and Well-being Across the Lifespan, 2020, pp. 147-167
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gro.griffith.authorSappa, Viviana

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