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Why and how to use Drama in Nursing Education in Sweden and in Jordan

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This seminar explores experiences from Sweden and the International Collaboration project with Jordan on integrating theory and practice in Nursing Education trough drama. The gap between theory and practice is a well-known international problem within Nursing Education. This has consequences for the students learning as it influences their ability to integrate theory and practice in a meaningful and reflective way. This problematic condition requires suitable pedagogical methods in Nursing Education.

Dr Lepp is Associate Professor and Director of Postgraduate Studies at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She is the current president of the Tau Omega Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Honor Society of Nursing in Gothenburg. She is the associate Editor of Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, a leading International Health Sciences Journal. She has an international reputation in drama in education and applied theatre in professional health care education. For over twenty years she has involved drama in her work as a researcher and consultant involving students, patients, nurses and teachers of nursing, as well as schoolteachers. She was a key researcher in the international DRACON (Drama and Conflict Management) project between 1994-2005. She was Special Interest Group leader at the IDEA conference in 2001 (Norway), 2004 (Canada) and 2007 (Hongkong). She is the co-author of “Drama for Life. Stories of Adult Learning and Empowerment”.

This talk is part of the Pedagogy, Language, Arts & Culture in Education (PLACE) Group Seminars series.

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