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Improvisation as a medium for achieving social integration goals of social strengthening of vulnerable groups

Irena Strelec (2014) Improvisation as a medium for achieving social integration goals of social strengthening of vulnerable groups. PhD thesis.

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    Modern society is in the process of constant changing and restructuring so the integration of young people after finishing education into the world of adults is not self-evident. Young people must constantly develop their potentials, cultivate sources of their own strength, developing new key competences and coping strategies for adaptation to changes. Young people by which a few unfavourable life conditions are piling together and enhance their vulnerability have even less opportunities and abilities for social integration. In dissertation I present improv as a creative medium of social strengthening for achieving social integration goals in the group of vulnerable youth. In theoretical part I present improv as a form of theatre improvisation in which the individuals co-create, without advance preparation - they improvise dramatic scenes. They take into account the structures, rules and principles of medium. These elements enable co-operation of individual in the unprepared collective creativity and enable at the same time strengthening the sources of personal strength. In the second part I research how improv enables individual strengthening for participation in the play, and also into narrower and wider community. I note how active participation through creativity is especially important for social strengthening and that the group of peers has a potential to become a fertile environment for growth of individual under the certain circumstances. Furthermore improv enable the representation of vulnerable group to the wider public as a part of social strengthening process.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
    Keywords: improve, adolescents, vulnerability, social strengthening, qualitative research
    Number of Pages: 297
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Špela RazpotnikMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10059337)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 2139
    Date Deposited: 28 May 2014 06:57
    Last Modified: 28 May 2014 06:57
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2139

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