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Drama as method to collect data
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3607-7889
2015 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Drama has little space in the curriculum and it is unusual with drama education in Swedish compulsory schools. Drama is mostly used in temporary projects and not as a continuous part and not as a continuous part of education. But there are a smaller number of schools where drama is used continuously, even if the organization of how differ. In my research project I am following drama education in four classes, in different schools.  Participating pupils are main informants. Issues concern how young people perceive drama and learning in and through drama.

Data collecting methods consist of observation and interviews. Individual and group interviews, with participating pupils, are used, and in the group interviews both verbal communication and drama are used as data collecting methods. Point of departure for choice of use of drama as data collecting method is that there might be parallels between drama processes and research inquiry. In both cases can focus be on the explorative process and on meaning developing in co-creating interaction.

In the presentation at this conference experiences of use of drama as integrated part of group interviews will be discussed.

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Keyword [en]
drama, drama as data collecting method
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Education and Learning
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-23136OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-23136DiVA: diva2:971638
Drama Boreale 2015, 8th Nordic conference on drama, theatre and education, 3rd-7th August 2015, Silkeborg, Denmark
Available from: 2016-09-17 Created: 2016-09-17 Last updated: 2016-09-19Bibliographically approved

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