Readers Theatre Research Project Presentation

June 6, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
001 HNES (Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies Building)

The Faculty Development Committee invites you to attend a Focus In Teaching (FIT) 2018 funded research project presentation. The project is lead by Nazilla Khanlou, lead investigator, with co-investigators: Grace Ross and Brenda Orazietti and Research Associate - Luz Vazquez.

Dr. Khanlou and Dr. Vazquez will present their work on behalf of their research team on June 6, 2018 at 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm in 001 HNES.

This research project aims to standardize Readers Theatre as an innovative experiential education module for teaching undergraduate students in the Faculty of Health. This format of experiential learning was initially introduced in the 2016 Women’s Health and Women’s Health Movements: Critical Perspectives (NURS 4620) course, with very positive feedback from students. Readers Theatre is a critical pedagogical approach. It is a form of drama in which presenters read off a script. It is a form of aesthetic teaching whereby students research and present scripts that highlight themes for real world patient and community health experiences. A manual is also being developed that will show steps to replicate Readers Theatre in the classroom.

We invite you to attend this innovative presentation!