Using forum theatre in moral reasoning study among form four students

Thambu, N. and Balakrishnan, V. (2014) Using forum theatre in moral reasoning study among form four students. Journal of Indian Culture and Civilization, 1. pp. 1-15.

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Abstract

Raising the dimension of moral reasoning, is still a major challenge in teaching and learning of Moral Education in Malaysia. Previous studies show a variety of techniques and strategies have been used to instil moral reasoning skills among students. One way of working creatively to raising the moral reasoning of students is through a technique called Forum Theatre. Using an action research design, this paper aims is to explain how the use of Forum Theatre can playa role in developing a moral reasoning among secondary school students. The four stages of Forum Theatre were used in Moral Education classes. The result of this study support previous literature demonstrating that Forum Theatre gives room for the development of moral reasoning. The process of moral reasoning among students involves three developmental reasoning elements which are reasonable thought, careful consideration in "decision making" and justification for the action taken.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forum Theatre; action research; moral reasoning; anti-model play; Boal; intervention
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Safri
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 06:24
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 06:24
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/14470

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