Exploring the impact of street play as a powerful pedagogical tool in public health programs

Ritika Tiwari, Obasanjo Afolabi Bolarinwa, Obasanjo Afolabi Bolarinwa


This case study reports on the production, performance and evaluation of a public health street play by MSc Public Health students at York St John University (London Campus) in the United Kingdom. The street play was performed on World AIDS Day 2023. This paper focuses on the dynamic and interactive nature of street play as a pedagogical technique that aligns with constructivist principles, fostering meaningful learning experiences. Increased confidence, engagement and programme commitment were observed in students both in in-person and online sessions following the street play. While recognising these strengths, we discuss the need to address challenges, foster collaborations and implement continuous improvement strategies to make street play even more effective as a teaching method in the public health discipline.


Pedagogy; Teaching Method; Public Health; Competency; Education

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21100/compass.v17i1.1498


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