Community Theatre Workshopping for Service-Learning in Higher Education: A Hong Kong Case Study in the Era of Student-led Activism

Ms May Yu Hsiao Min
(Hong Kong)

Context of Discussion: Young Adults (Ages 17 and up)

+ Community Theatre Workshopping for Service-Learning in Higher Education: A Hong Kong Case Study in the Era of Student-led Activism by Ms May Yu Hsiao Min (Hong Kong)

Re-imagine the potential of Drama for Critical Pedagogy as a tool for empowerment in the 'glocal' sociopolitical context of today through this case study of a theatre workshopping outreach programme facilitated by students from an undergraduate Drama course in Hong Kong. Researcher-practitioner May Yu Hsiao Min will present a basic methodology of a semi-scripted, community-engaged theatre workshopping initiative with scenes adapted from contemporary plays, offering a powerful pedagogic praxis with the goal of raising socio-cultural consciousness. The discussion encourages participants to  share their experiences and to provide insights into the ways drama for service-learning/community engagement can work positively for all stakeholders in multicultural communities.

 

Biography

May Yu Hsiao Min has recently completed her PhD with a focus on "English Drama for Critical Pedagogy". Calling for pedagogic alternatives in institutional education in the global context of student-led social advancements, she strives to promote experiential learning in tertiary education which celebrates individual differences and mutual learning across communities through drama and theatre workshops.

Recommended for:
Researchers, Academics, Applied Drama Practitioners

01 Jul 2017

1415 to 1445

Type
Paper

Session code
PA