Playback Theater as Pedagogy: A Qualitative Research Study on the Use of PT in Education toward the Self-development of Future Teachers

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Ma, L., Chang, W.L., Holmwood, C. and Subbiondo, J. L. 2022. Playback Theater as Pedagogy: A Qualitative Research Study on the Use of PT in Education toward the Self-development of Future Teachers. Creative Arts in Education and Therapy. 8 (2), pp. 225-236. https://doi.org/10.15212/CAET/2022/8/25
AuthorsMa, L., Chang, W.L., Holmwood, C. and Subbiondo, J. L.
Abstract

Self-development is an important basis for the professional development of teachers and future teachers. In this study, future teachers are graduate students whose majors are school counselling and mental health education. The performance of playback theater (PT) in the classroom has become an integral part of teaching, especially for teaching integral drama-based pedagogy (IDBP). Using qualitative research methods, researchers found that PT enables future teachers to deeply develop and experience “respect” and “empathy.” PT actively promotes self-development by using empathy as the main factor for promoting change in self-cognition, behavior, and emotional release. The improvisational action presents storytellers with accessible forms of empathic reaction. Researchers have discovered that the use of theater ritual and artistry are the external conditions for inspiring empathy by creating an atmosphere of equality, respect, and inclusion. Moreover, this atmosphere also promotes dialogue. Having learned empathy, individuals connect better with each and become more open to self-development through reflection

Keywordsplayback theater (PT); self-development; future; teacher; qualitative research; integral drama based pedagogy (IDBP); innovative teaching; higher education (HE)
Year2022
JournalCreative Arts in Education and Therapy
Journal citation8 (2), pp. 225-236
PublisherInternational Association of Creative Arts and Therapy
ISSN2468-2306
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.15212/CAET/2022/8/25
Web address (URL)https://caet.inspirees.com/caetojsjournals/index.php/caet
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Online13 Jan 2023
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Accepted01 Sep 2022
Deposited17 Jan 2023
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