Theatre in Paediatrics: can participatory performance mitigate educational, emotional and social consequences of missing out school during hospitalisation?

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Sextou, P. 2022. Theatre in Paediatrics: can participatory performance mitigate educational, emotional and social consequences of missing out school during hospitalisation? Research in Drama Education. 27 (1).
AuthorsSextou, P.
Abstract

This paper relays the findings of the evaluation of an applied theatre project for children in hospital as perceived by hospital teachers. A mixed qualitative approach was used. Data was analysed using thematic analysis to explore the teachers’ views on children’s engagement with learning and the improvement of the hospital experience as a whole through applied theatre. The article presents examples of children’s stories that illustrate the findings. The study concludes that applied theatre in paediatrics can engage children with hospital tuition and learning during treatment; improve the management of emotions; help them relax and communicate with the outside world.

KeywordsApplied theatre; Children; Arts and health; Education; Hospitals
Year2022
JournalResearch in Drama Education
Journal citation27 (1)
PublisherTaylor and Francis Online
ISSN1356-9783
1470-112X
Publication dates
PrintJan 2022
Publication process dates
Accepted11 May 2021
Deposited07 Jun 2021
Accepted author manuscript
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Output statusIn press
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