The use of theatre in educational research has grown over the past three decades froma novel method for disseminating research results into an emerging methodologythat has the potential to simultaneously gather, analyze, and disseminate data (Norris,2000). This entry explores some of the literature on research-based theatre, lookingat ways the work has been defined and some of the current debates and issueswithin the field.
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George Belliveau is Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia. His research interests include research-based theatre, drama and social justice, drama across the curriculum, and Canadian theatre.
Graham W. Lea is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia. His research interests include research-based theatre and integration of science and art in education.
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Belliveau, G., Lea, G.W. (2011). Research-Based Theatre in Education. In: Schonmann, S. (eds) Key Concepts in Theatre/Drama Education. SensePublishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6091-332-7_54
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