Playing with Power and Privilege: Theatre Games in Teacher Education

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Instruction in Teacher Training
Aug. 01, 2011

Source: This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 27, Issue 6,
Author(s): Mariana Souto-Manning, " Playing with Power and Privilege: Theatre Games in Teacher Education", Pages 997–1007, Copyright Elsevier (August 2011)

This study explores the need for playing with power and privilege to deconstruct the concept of meritocracy and challenge the idea of one-ness, thereby fostering more conscious locations of White pre-service teachers.

Results indicate that pre-service teachers’ views of their cultural locations shifted via theatre games.
In addition, white pre-service teachers developed a double-consciousness; White pre-service teachers started recognizing their privileges in society.
White pre-service teachers’ beliefs and pedagogies changed through games.
Theatre games can make power and privilege visible.

Updated: Jan. 17, 2017
Attitudes of teachers | Beliefs | Classroom techniques | Consciousness raising | Games | Preservice teachers | Theater arts | White students