Pre-service teachers' perspectives on the use of pedagogy and theater of the oppressed in teaching and teacher education: outcomes and potential
Bhukhanwala, Foram Arvind
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This collaborative, arts-based, multi case study research focused on pre-service teachers’ perspectives on outcomes and potentials of Augusto Boal’s Pedagogy and Theater of the Oppressed (PTO) in teaching and teacher education. Seven student teachers and their course instructor met for six seminar meetings during their student teaching and participated in Image and Forum Theater to examine their experiences in the field. Sessions were video recorded and photographed. Data included transcribed interviews, video, observations, field notes, and stimulated photo recall involving four focal students. Individual cases were constructed and were the basis for cross-case analysis. This study contributes new understandings to the field of ways in which PTO can be used to engage student teachers in relevant and empowering reflection, and considerations of multiple perspectives and alternative actions.