Taking the Personal to the Professional: Nursing Students Explore Conflict and Ethical Dilemmas from Their Praxis Using Drama as a Learning Medium

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243294
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Taking the Personal to the Professional: Nursing Students Explore Conflict and Ethical Dilemmas from Their Praxis Using Drama as a Learning Medium
Author(s):
Lepp, Margret; Morrison, Morag G.
Author Details:
Lepp, Margret, PhD, RN, margret.lepp@gu.se; Morrison, Morag G., BA, DipEd, MA, PhD;
Abstract:
This paper explores Drama as a pedagogic approach to develop professional relational skills, including conflict management, in nursing education.  Drama as a learning medium can engage individuals in group activities such as fictional role play, where participants can learn to explore caring issues, events and relationships (O’Toole & Lepp, 2000). Drama used in this way can be understood as the pedagogy of experience, and therefore related to experiential learning, “a process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience” (Kolb, 1984:38).  Drama pedagogy offers a way of building understanding that honours active engagement and shared reflection. In one Drama education approach, Forum Theatre, the audience are asked to explore a problematic scenario by directly taking over the role of one of the actors to offer possible alternative action or dialogue.  Participants actively explore alternative interactions which may lead to a more positive outcome in the scenario as presented. In the context of one Drama workshop developed with nursing students, Forum Theatre provided opportunities to explore and develop professional practice.   This paper is based on research with 98 participants immediately following their engagement in a Forum Theatre experience. Analysis revealed the nature of learning through the medium of Drama; its ability to ‘Bridge theory and practice in nursing education”; “Foster courage and self-esteem” and “ Develop Cognitive engagement and emotional engagement” provided valuable opportunities to develop insight and awareness of professional issues. Drama is therefore a powerful pedagogic tool for developing professionalism in nursing education.

References:

Kolb, D. A. (1984). Experiential learning: Experience as the source of learning and development. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.

O´Toole, J. & Lepp, M. (Eds.) (2000). Drama for Life:  Stories of Adult Learning & Empowerment. Brisbane: PlayLab press.

Keywords:
Drama Education; Pedagogy of experience; Professional development
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTaking the Personal to the Professional: Nursing Students Explore Conflict and Ethical Dilemmas from Their Praxis Using Drama as a Learning Mediumen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLepp, Margreten_GB
dc.contributor.authorMorrison, Morag G.en_GB
dc.author.detailsLepp, Margret, PhD, RN, margret.lepp@gu.se; Morrison, Morag G., BA, DipEd, MA, PhD;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243294-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores Drama as a pedagogic approach to develop professional relational skills, including conflict management, in nursing education.&nbsp; Drama as a learning medium can engage individuals in group activities such as fictional role play, where participants can learn to explore caring issues, events and relationships (O&rsquo;Toole &amp; Lepp, 2000). Drama used in this way can be understood as the pedagogy of experience, and therefore related to experiential learning, &ldquo;a process whereby knowledge is created through the transformation of experience&rdquo; (Kolb, 1984:38).&nbsp; Drama pedagogy offers a way of building understanding that honours active engagement and shared reflection. In one Drama education approach, Forum Theatre, the audience are asked to explore a problematic scenario by directly taking over the role of one of the actors to offer possible alternative action or dialogue.&nbsp; Participants actively explore alternative interactions which may lead to a more positive outcome in the scenario as presented. In the context of one Drama workshop developed with nursing students, Forum Theatre provided opportunities to explore and develop professional practice.&nbsp;&nbsp; This paper is based on research with 98 participants immediately following their engagement in a Forum Theatre experience. Analysis revealed the nature of learning through the medium of Drama; its ability to &lsquo;Bridge theory and practice in nursing education&rdquo;; &ldquo;Foster courage and self-esteem&rdquo; and &ldquo; Develop Cognitive engagement and emotional engagement&rdquo; provided valuable opportunities to develop insight and awareness of professional issues. Drama is therefore a powerful pedagogic tool for developing professionalism in nursing education. <p><b></b><p><b>References:</b><p>Kolb, D. A. (1984). Experiential learning: Experience as the source of learning and development. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall. <p>O&acute;Toole, J. &amp; Lepp, M. (Eds.) (2000). Drama for Life:&nbsp; Stories of Adult Learning &amp; Empowerment. Brisbane: PlayLab press.en_GB
dc.subjectDrama Educationen_GB
dc.subjectPedagogy of experienceen_GB
dc.subjectProfessional developmenten_GB
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:20:14Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:20:14Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen_GB
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