Democratizing the classroom: augusto boal’s theatre of the oppressed as a critical pedagogical tool

Seshadhri, Chitra (2012) Democratizing the classroom: augusto boal’s theatre of the oppressed as a critical pedagogical tool. Language and Language Teaching, 1 (2). pp. 29-33. ISSN 2277-307X

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Abstract

This paper is thoroughly experimental in designing various activities to suit the students who hail from the underprivileged sections of the society as well as those students who internalize a sense of oppression whenever it comes to learning English. Democratization of the classroom leads to the participation of all the students to not only communicate in English, but also to start speaking a few words. Students who are first generation learners internalize a fear when a teacher talks continuously in English. They feel alienated, and the words uttered become mere incomprehensible sounds to them. In this scenario, the English teacher’s role is to first take his/her class into confidence. The Theatre of the Oppressed by Augusto Boal comes as a critical tool in breaking the ice in such classrooms.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Reading and writing, Language teaching, Language learning
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > Language and Language Teaching
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2018 14:31
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2018 14:31
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1058
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