ESSENTIAL METHODOLOGY - Theatre for a Change

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What is a methodology?
• The OED defines a methodology as:
“A system of methods used in a particular area
of study or activity’.
• How we do what we do.
What is the TfaC methodology?
Theatre for a Change use participatory learning
to lead participants through a process of
behaviour change.
Facilitators are trained by actively participating
in the methodology.
Participatory Learning
• Participatory learning emphasises physically
active, group-based learning.
• Participants share in experiments with voice,
body and space.
• Participants experience and embody ideas
and concepts, rather than absorb them by
traditional, instructive (didactic) means.
Behaviour Change
• A supportive environment.
• Understanding, demonstration,
experimentation and role
• Development of skills.
• Practicing behaviour change –
learning the steps.
• Recognition of shared
• ‘Positive Deviation’ –
individuals influence the group.
• Collective action- the group
decided to take action.
• Support from decision makers.
• Changes in policy or law.
• Access to services.
• Community feedback.
Theatre in Theatre for a Change?
• Interactive dramas and roleplays form a core part of
the participatory practice for behaviour change.
• Voice, body, space are the fundamental features of
theatre performance.
• Inspired by the work of Augusto Boal and ‘Theatre
of the Oppressed’.
• ‘the main process involved in theatre and hence
dramatherapy is that or dramatic or aesthetic
distance.’ – The Handbook of Dramatherapy.
Theatre for a Change:
Programme for Facilitator Training
Three areas of learning
As a participant:
Knowledge acquisition and
behaviour change: engaging in
participatory activities and reflective learning
As a facilitator:
Facilitator training in participatory learning:
managing and organising groups,
creative direction and workshop delivery
As a communicator:
Building confidence and abilities in: vocal skills, physical skills, group and teamwork
Three areas of learning in the TfaC methodology
The Step by Step Model
Three levels of facilitation
Eight stages of the programme (or steps)
Communication skills improve throughout
Workshop Structure: KAS/KAB
Explore (Attitudes)
Experience (Knowledge)
Workshop Plan
• Knowledge, attitudes and skills inform the structure of the workshop through
activities that ask participants to experience, explore and then practice.
• Reflection is vitally important to bring out the learning outcomes of each
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