Kinder/caring: Exploring the Use and Effects of Sociodrama in a Kindergarten Classroom

Deanna Marie Pecaski McLennan

Abstract


This a/r/tographic inquiry explores how Senior Kindergarten students experience sociodramatic activities based upon the work of Moreno (1943) and Boal (1985, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2006). Through explorations in sociodrama, eleven students (six males and five females) from one Senior Kindergarten classroom were encouraged to create and reflect upon common social issues and concerns as a classroom community through warm-ups, sociodramatic activities, and oral group reflections. By the conclusion of the twelfth workshop, students demonstrated an ability to successfully participate in the sociodramatic process including the exploration and reflection of issues of personal and collective importance.

Keywords


sociodrama; kindergarten; early years; Theatre of the Oppressed; social issues; Moreno; Boal

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21913/JSW.v2i1.179