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.

01 Jul 2017

Venue
Block B, Meeting Room 2

Time
1415 to 1445

Type
Paper

Session code
PA