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How can film and drama be used on social science-based vocational programmes to engage participants?

Pilkington, A. (2010) How can film and drama be used on social science-based vocational programmes to engage participants? Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences (ELiSS). 3(1), pp. 1-12. 1756-848X.

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Abstract: This paper critically examines an innovative project which focused on a key strand of many social science-based vocational programmes, that of racial equality and ethnic diversity. Using policing as a case study, the project sought to engage participants both cognitively and emotionally through the use of film and dramatic constructions. Equality and diversity is an important component in many vocational programmes because it is recognised that a professional needs to treat people equitably and respect difference. It is imperative that issues relating to equality and diversity engage students. While conventional pedagogies are effective in developing knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures, they are less effective in engaging students at a level where they recognise the centrality of these issues for their professional practice. This project entailed developing a film and accompanying activities for use on police training. The film is informed by ethnodrama and entails dramatic constructions of police stories where key equality and diversity issues are brought to life and their pertinence to the police revealed. This paper explores the perceptions of those involved in the development of the film and the students who experienced it
Uncontrolled Keywords: equality and diversity, drama education, vocational, police, oral histories
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN3171 Drama in education
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1001 Social psychology > HM1176 Social influence. Social pressure > HM1271 Multiculturalism. Diversity. Toleration
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC980 Types of education > LC1041 Vocational education (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT1501 Races. Race relations > HT1506 Study and teaching
Creators: Pilkington, Andrew
Publisher: C-SAP, HEA Subject Network for Sociology, Anthropology, Politics
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Social Sciences (to 2016)
Faculties > Faculty of Health & Society > Applied Social Studies & Sociology
Date: 2010
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 1-12
Journal or Publication Title: Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences (ELiSS)
Volume: 3
Number: 1
Language: English
ISSN: 1756-848X
Status: Published / Disseminated

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