Outdoor education and experiential learning as a medium for reproducing inequalities or towards social justice: chronicles of Live Action Role Play (LARP) in occupied Palestine

Buitrago, Felipe (2016) Outdoor education and experiential learning as a medium for reproducing inequalities or towards social justice: chronicles of Live Action Role Play (LARP) in occupied Palestine. Masters dissertation, University of Cumbria. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

Subheading: What is the Role of LARP in occupied Palestine as a medium for resistance through place-responsiveness practices? How might the field of outdoor and experiential learning enrich from engaging with stories in the West Bank?

This study hopes to contribute to the field of Outdoor Education (OE) and Experiential Learning (EL) in regard of imagining new possibilities for education (pedagogies and or practices). By tracing the development of Live Action Role Play (LARP) in the West Bank – occupied Palestine the objective is to explore the conditions and potentials of this activity in relation to the construction and understating of Place, and how this might lead to, empowerment, serve as a way of resistance and/or advocacy work. A Live Action Role Play is a form of role enacting where participants embody a character in a fictional setting in the real world. Bettelheim Bruno (1989) analyzes on how fantastical, sometimes forbidding but always deeply narratives of fictions might aid human development. In order to recognize the development and uses of LARP in Palestine ethnographic observations and Semi-Structured Interviews were conducted along a period of time of one month during the summer of 2015 (July – August). The material was analyzed through the lenses of Critical Theory, John Paul Lederach (1995) Conflict Transformation Theory, and literature based on EL and OE; Reflecting on how LARP might serve as a liminal space for catalysis on multiple levels for change.

Item Type: Thesis/Dissertation (Masters)
Departments: Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: Dissertation presented in fulfilment of the requirements of the Degree of Master of Arts in Transcultural European Outdoor Studies, University of Cumbria, 2016.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 11 May 2018 15:36
Last Modified: 12 May 2018 17:31
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3819

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