The Praxis of Dorothy Heathcote: A Paradigm in its own Right?

Kipling, Amanda. 2017. The Praxis of Dorothy Heathcote: A Paradigm in its own Right? Andragogical Studies, 2, pp. 79-88. ISSN 0354–5415 [Article]

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This paper explores the praxis of Dorothy Heathcote as a paradigm in its own right, making strong links with the work of Paolo Freire, Carl Rogers and Augusto Boal. Having provided this background I consider in particular Heathcote’s last model – Roll- ing Role. I then explore how by adopting this paradigm, her praxis engages learners into a practice which is also a paradigm in its own right, allowing them to engage in their own research into themselves and their own learning.

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Dorothy Heathcote, Drama education, Rolling Role, teacher paradigm, pupil paradigm, phronesis

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Educational Studies


11 December 2017Published

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06 Mar 2018 11:20

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29 Apr 2020 16:44

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