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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 10 Rehearsing for reality: using role-play to transform attitudes and behaviour

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 10 Rehearsing for reality: using role-play to transform attitudes and behaviour Rose Mbowa Introduction communication blocks they face and to practise different ways of addressing their This article is based on an interview with relationships. The workshop aims to enable Professor Rose Mbowa, Director of the individuals, their peers and their communities Department of Music, Dance and Drama, to change their behaviour - individually and Makerere University, Kampala. together - through the `stepping stones' discussion and role -play exercises which the Background various sessions provide. All sessions use a participatory approach of Professor Rose Mbowa has many years of adult learning through shared discussions. All experience of the power of drama and role - exercises are based on people's own play in community development. Its capacity experiences. Role play and drawing exercises to enable people to challenge their present enable everyone to take part. No literacy is situation in a safe, practice setting and to think needed. Participants discuss their experiences, of ways to change their behaviour is clear. But act them out, analyse them, consider it is hard to find a more pressing challenge alternative outcomes and then rehearse these than attitudes towards, ...

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