Workshop A

Workshop A

 

  1. Title of Workshop

Understanding Oppression: learning about Self and Others through Theatre of the Oppressed

2.    Names of Faculty with Designation, Institutional Affiliations And Emails:

 

Name of Faculty

Designation

Institution

email id

Dr Navjeevan Singh

Director-Professor of Pathology

University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi

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Dr Upreet Dhaliwal

Director-Professor of Ophthalmology

University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi

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Dr Satendra Singh

Associate Professor of Physiology

University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi

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Coordinating Faculties

Assistant Professor of Community Medicine

 

 

Assistant Professor of Microbiology

Jorhat Medical College

Dr. Anuja Baruah

Phone: 09435151519

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Dr. Angshurekha Das

Phone: 09435110402

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3.    Brief Introduction to Workshop

 

Background: “Theatre of the oppressed” (TO) is a recognized tool used to change behaviour in communities. Begun by Brazilian visionary Augusto Boal and based on the work of his contemporary - thinker and philosopher, Paulo Freire - TO is a revolutionary transformative tool that is increasingly finding enthusiastic acceptance among educators of all disciplines worldwide.

Methods: The workshop will use innovative theatre games and techniques to help about 25 participants learn about themselves and about others. This prepares participants for working towards discussing oppressive problems that beset the community from which they hail - the health-care community in this case. The participants, in small groups of 4-5 each - once they begin to trust each other - will share experiences that relate to conflict by an oppressor in their personal or professional life. Each group will choose one of these real-life stories of oppression and prepare it for the Forum Theatre - the Forum is scheduled for the evening of 9th November.

Forum Theatre involves presentation of 4-5 shorts plays documenting oppression before a larger audience. In this case the larger audience will comprise all delegates of the NCHPE conference and their guests. Spectators choose one area of oppression (ie one play) that they wish to explore further, and are then encouraged to step into the role of the oppressed actors and demonstrate what they would do to change the outcome.

4.    Who Should Attend?  

Anyone who has ever felt oppressed: all stakeholders in the healthcare scenario, including Health Professionals’ trainers and learners, Patients, Administrators, Policy makers, MEU members, Curriculum Committee members.

5.    Intended Outcomes:

Participants learn about their own and others’ hidden abilities, learn to work in teams, and understand how to recognize and counteract oppression.

 

6.    Key References:

  1. Augusto Boal. Games for actors and non-actors. 2 ed. Routledge (pubs), London, 2002
  2. Paulo Freire. Pedagogy of the oppressed. 1996. Penguin Books. London.
  3. Pandya SK. A personal experience of Theatre of the Oppressed. RHiME. 2016;3:48-52. 

Our Address

Conference Secretariat:
NCHPE 2017,
Medical Education Unit,
Jorhat Medical College, Jorhat-785001, Assam, India.

+91 94351 41989 (Between 11AM to 4PM IST)
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