Theatre in Paediatrics: can participatory performance mitigate educational, emotional and social consequences of missing out school during hospitalisation?
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).
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.
|Keywords||Applied theatre; Children; Arts and health; Education; Hospitals|
|Journal||Research in Drama Education|
|Journal citation||27 (1)|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis Online|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||11 May 2021|
|Deposited||07 Jun 2021|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Output status||In press|
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