Liberating Structures, Setting the tone activities

Teaching Ethics with Theatre of the Oppressed and Liberating Structures

Engage everyone in making sense of profound challenges. Use to address difficult or confusing topics.

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Liberating Structures, Setting the tone activities

Teaching Ethics with Theatre of the Oppressed and Liberating Structures

Maha Bali

Maha Bali

Engage everyone in making sense of profound challenges. Use to address difficult or confusing topics.

ACTIVITY PURPOSE

Engage students in activities to discuss/explore ethical issues in structured ways that enable creative problem-solving.

USEFUL FOR

Courses that involve ethical or controversial issues.

PREPARATION

Yes, see description for each activity type.

INSTRUCTIONS

DURATION

Synchronously, somewhere between 25-60 minutes.

With asynchronous preparation, it may take less or be completely asynchronous.

ADAPTATIONS AND EXAMPLES

For Theater of the Oppressed: Can be done synchronously using Zoom, all students in one room; can be done asynchronously via Google docs, writing script instead of acting out, and spectactors participate by using suggest changes to edit the script.

For TRIZ/Purpose to Practice: Can be done using breakout rooms and taking notes on Google Docs or some other collaborative editing tool. Can also have students explore on their own time and record their discussions.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Different for each approach – see their descriptions.

USEFUL RESOURCES

N/A

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  • Educator prep: None
  • Student prep: None
  • Synchronous
  • On-screen annotation, Video conferencing
  • Duration: 30+ mins

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Teaching Ethics with Theatre of the Oppressed and Liberating Structures
Educator prep: None
Student prep: None
Synchronous
Video conferencing
Duration: 30+ mins

Activity purpose

Engage students in activities to discuss/explore ethical issues in structured ways that enable creative problem-solving.

Useful for

Courses that involve ethical or controversial issues.

Preparation

Yes, see description for each activity type.

Instructions

Duration

Synchronously, somewhere between 25-60 minutes.

With asynchronous preparation, it may take less or be completely asynchronous.

Adaptations and examples

For Theater of the Oppressed: Can be done synchronously using Zoom, all students in one room; can be done asynchronously via Google docs, writing script instead of acting out, and spectactors participate by using suggest changes to edit the script.

For TRIZ/Purpose to Practice: Can be done using breakout rooms and taking notes on Google Docs or some other collaborative editing tool. Can also have students explore on their own time and record their discussions.

Technical requirements

Different for each approach - see their descriptions.

Useful resources

N/A

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Liberating Structures, Setting the tone activities

Teaching Ethics with Theatre of the Oppressed and Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures, Setting the tone activities

Teaching Ethics with Theatre of the Oppressed and Liberating Structures