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

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DOI:

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

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Pedagogy, Teaching Method, Public Health, Competency, Education

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Ritika Tiwari, York St John University (London Campus)

Deputy Associate Dean: Business and Health, Semester Lead - Public Health MSc, Senior Lecturer in Public Health

Obasanjo Afolabi Bolarinwa, York St John University (London Campus) and University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Obasanjo Afolabi Bolarinwa is a Lecturer as well as the Module Director in MSc Public Health and MSc Global Health Management course at York St John University (London Campus).

Obasanjo Afolabi Bolarinwa, York St John University (London Campus) and University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Obasanjo Afolabi Bolarinwa is a Lecturer as well as the Module Director in MSc Public Health and MSc Global Health Management course at York St John University (London Campus).

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2024-05-09

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