From Spectators to Spect-actors

Using forum theatre to explore global citizenship

KS2: ages 7-11KS3: ages 11-14KS4: ages 14-16PDF

‘From Spectators to Spect-actors’ is a resource booklet which introduces teachers and others to the concepts of global citizenship and forum theatre. It includes step-by-step session plans with information on getting started, warm-up games, exercises and activities. Covering Key Stages 2-4, the booklet sets out the key elements of global citizenship, showing both progression and differentiation.

The aim of forum theatre is to change the spectator from a passive to an active participant. Forum theatre is not solely for drama teachers. The technique can be adapted and used for any subject and for whole school assemblies. The scheme of work encourages pupils to get active and engage in dialogue about issues of concern in society. There are five detailed (one hour) session plans designed to follow on from one another. Activities are varied and engaging – by mixing drama with real issues pupils can foster participation and responsibility.


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