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By Tim Prentki

It is a comparative research at the heritage and perform of renowned theatre in Britain and abroad. realization is attracted to: differences among well known and mainstream theatre; the Theatre in schooling stream; and impression of Theatre for Develpoment from Africa and Asia.

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Transformative research does not generate knowledge for the sake of knowledge, nor does it seek to uncover universal laws and scientific principles. Rather it produces reflective knowledge which helps people to ‘name’ their world and in doing so, to change their world (Beder 4). 40 Intentions Research is used to document the nature and extent of social problems and the disadvantage under which persons are suffering, as a basis for efforts to achieve social change. Popular education is based in Freire’s philosophical perspective and methodologies.

The chief thrust of Lewin’s thinking was that the social science researcher should begin with a situation or a problem rather than with a theory, create a collaborative approach to investigation with the people concerned and incorporate into the process action on the matters being investigated. As in the case of participatory research, those who support this approach vary widely in their philosophical perspectives, although the majority in this case fit comfortably within the liberal point of view.

I have to learn what these instruments do, put my hands on the cold metal, feel the tension in my body waiting to balance the magnetic force. Carefully, so carefully. A wrong move and it dissipates or explodes. My breath learns to move with the water sliding down the tube. I shut out the other noises in the room. I listen to the crystals, the tiny particles moving. But first . . before I can try the experiment, I have to read. Everything, all the scientists. I learn how much the container can hold, I respect the instruments, the delicate balance I must achieve.

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