Copublished With Corwin Press This practical guide to dealing with bullying in secondary schools examines the nature of the secondary school and the typology of the adolescent.
Chapter 13: Experiential Learning Through Social Theater
When we take part in or witness a piece of powerful drama, we come to understand the perspective of individual participants, what they are thinking, what they are feeling, and what personal power they possess (or don't). And as characters interact and events intersect, a sort of dance begins and if we are open and carefully listen, watch, and feel, we can learn a lot. Using social theater to create and deconstruct instances of bullying is a very powerful way of getting inside “the beast.” If an act of bullying (or a series of acts) is likened to a play, then there are usually not two but ...