SV4BP_DSA Theatre in social action

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Veronika Nýdrlová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
MgA. Lenka Polánková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Dagmar Krišová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
MgA. Lenka Polánková, Ph.D.
Department of Social Education - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Bc. Kateřina Štěpařová
Supplier department: Department of Social Education - Faculty of Education
Study of literature. Recording and presentation of examples of good practice.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Social educators face in practice different groups of socially disadvantaged people seeking for change. This social phenomenon is abroad frequently termed as 'social change. From the point of view of social educator, it is important to understand this social phenomenon and be able to participate in it. Social change can be achieved through social action. And the theater can be a powerful tool, which encourages social action through group process and recognition.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to: - describe the example of social change; - Interpret the process of social change in context of social pedagogy; - Evaluate the authors dealing with the processes of social change in society in relation to the social pedagogy and its current practice; - Define the concept of applied drama and theater; -describe different forms of theaters leading to social action; - Explain his/her own attitudes and suggestions to theater and educational activities of socially disadvantaged groups.
  • Social Change in the context of social pedagogy. Social change and social action from the perspective of selected authors. Applied drama. Selected forms of theaters leading to social action. Presentation of examples of good practice. Group proposal of drama and education activities.
    required literature
  • SLAVÍK, Jan, Vladimír CHRZ and Stanislav ŠTECH. Tvorba jako způsob poznávání. Vydání první. Praha: Karolinum, 2013. 538 stran. ISBN 9788024625300. info
  • NICHOLSON, Helen. Applied drama : the gift of theatre. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. viii, 196. ISBN 1403916462. info
  • THOMPSON, James. Applied theatre : bewilderment and beyond. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2003. 220 s. ISBN 9783039115389. info
  • MILLING, Jane and Graham LEY. Modern theories of performance :from Stanislavski to Boal. Houndmills: Palgrave, 2001. viii, 198. ISBN 0333775414. info
  • FREIRE, Paulo. Pedagogy of the oppressed. Translated by Myra Bergman Ramos. London: Penguin Books, 1996. 164 s. ISBN 014025403X. info
    recommended literature
  • FRITZ, Birgit. InExActArt : the autopoietic theatre of Augusto Boal : a handbook of theatre of the oppressed practice. Translated by Lana Sendzimir - Ralph Yarrow. Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2012. 315 s. ISBN 9783838204239. info
  • Research methods in theatre and performance. Edited by Baz Kershaw - Helen Nicholson. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011. vi, 248 p. ISBN 9780748646081. info
  • KUPPERS, Petra. Community performance : an introduction. New York: Routledge, 2007. xii, 238. ISBN 9780415392297. info
  • A Boal companion : dialogues on theatre and cultural politics. Edited by Jan Cohen-Cruz - Mady Schutzman. London: Routledge, 2006. ix, 208. ISBN 0415322944. info
  • THOMPSON, James. Digging up stories : applied theatre, performance and war. New York: Manchester University Press, 2005. x, 262. ISBN 0719073154. info
  • Theatre and empowerment : community drama on the world stage. Edited by Richard Boon - Jane Plastow. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. xi, 267. ISBN 0521817293. info
  • TAYLOR, Philip. Applied theatre : creating transformative encounters in the community. Edited by Tom Barone. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 2003. xxx, 137. ISBN 0325005354. info
  • VAN ERVEN, Eugène. Community theatre : global perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2001. xiii, 269. ISBN 0415190312. info
  • CLIFFORD, Sara and Anna HERRMANN. Making a leap - theatre of empowerment : a practical handbook for drama and theatre work with young people. Edited by Alec Davison. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 1999. 254 s. ISBN 1853026328. info
  • ROHD, Michael. Theatre for community, conflict & dialogue : the Hope is Vital training manual. Edited by Doug Paterson. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 1998. xxi, 150. ISBN 0325000026. info
  • STERNBERG, Patricia. Theatre for conflict resolution : in the classroom and beyond. Portsmouth: Heinemann, 1998. xvi, 173. ISBN 0325000883. info
  • BOAL, Augusto. Theatre of the oppressed. Translated by Charles A. Leal McBride - Maria-Odilia Leal McBride. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1985. xiv, 197. ISBN 9780930452490. info
Teaching methods
lecture, seminar, excursion, group work
Assessment methods
coloqiem, reflection
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Předmět je součástí profilace Dramatická výchova.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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