Primary schoolchildren's experiences of participatory theatre in a heritage site

Vasiliki Tzibazi*

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There is a growing need for articulation of the theoretical framework underpinning performance as a learning medium in heritage sites and for an in-depth insight into the children's experiences therein. The aim of this paper is to explore some of the themes that emerged from researching participatory theatre in a historic house as experienced by two primary school groups. The methodology drawing upon the principles of participatory research with children and a constructivist theoretical framework employed interviews, observations and drawings as data generation methods to explore the children's individual and collective experiences. The research findings underline the interplay between the events' theatrical and interpretive format and advocate the significance of children's co-authorship of such events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)498-516
Number of pages19
JournalEducation 3-13
Issue number5
Early online date25 Sept 2012
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2014
Externally publishedYes


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