Edward Bond’s Play for Children: Education for Sustainable Development and the Need for Theatre in Education

TAKKAÇ, Mehmet and BİÇER, Ahmet Gökhan (2009) Edward Bond’s Play for Children: Education for Sustainable Development and the Need for Theatre in Education. In: 1st International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’11), 5-7 May 2011, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

Education for sustainable development is a process that gives much importance to create a better, safer and a just world. It emphasizes the need for a new vision of education system. Learning for sustainable development, critical thinking, and problem solving should be the main concepts of this process and also the main principles of Theatre in Education movement. Edward Bond, one of the most innovative voices of modern British drama and a leading dramatist who writes for Theatre in Education movement, believes that theatre has a social, political and moral purpose. For this reason he writes plays for educational contexts. His greatest aim to write plays for young people is to enable children to understand themselves, the political society around them and to create a just society. His play The Children (2001) shows a bleak vision of future for children in an unjust society. This paper examines young people’s isolation in a technologised society and shows Bond’s concepts of Theatre in Education movement for a sustainable development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
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Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 13:01
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 10:30
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/382

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