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Acting to Manage Conflict and Bullying Through Evidence-Based Strategies
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Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. In the Beginning: The DRACON Project.- Chapter 3. The DRACON Project in Brisbane.- Chapter 4. From DRACON to Cooling Conflicts.- Chapter 5. Conflict and Negative Leaders in Schools.- Chapter 6. Acting Against Bullying in Schools.- Chapter 7. Moving On From the Trauma of Childhood Abuse.- Chapter 8. Drama for Learning in Professional Development Contexts: A Global Perspective.- Chapter 9. The Use of Core Conflict Competency in Nursing Education in Jordan.- Chapter 10. Acting Against Social and Cyber Bullying.- Chapter 11. Conflict and Bullying Management for Adolescent Refugees.- Chapter 12. Conclusion.

 

About the Author

Bruce Burton PhD is Professor Emeritus at Griffith University, Australia and has been an academic, teacher, playwright and theatre director. He was the first Chair in Applied Theatre in Australia. He has been the recipient of six Australian Research Council grants investigating the impact of theatre and drama education on conflict and bullying management, healing the consequences of childhood abuse in institutions, and assisting refugee re-settlement. He is the author of ten books in the fields of drama education and applied theatre and has trained a generation of drama teachers in Australia. He has received four national university teaching awards including the national Award in 2007 for excellence in teaching in the Humanities and the Arts.  Internationally Bruce has been a Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University in the UK, and a Visiting Professor at both Boras University and the Sahlgrenska Institute at Gothenburg University in Sweden.

Dr. Morag Morrison-Helme is a lecturer in Arts Education in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge U.K. where she teaches and supervises on undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses in Drama, Creativity and Arts Education.  Morag co-ordinates the MPhil in Arts, Creativity, Education within the faculty and is Director of Studies in Education at St John's College in Cambridge. Morag has been involved in on-going research in Pupil Voice, Conflict Management and Democratic Teaching and Learning through creative practice; and most recently in developing an understanding of the role Applied Theatre pedagogy can play across diverse educational contexts and international settings. Morag is involved in an on-going ERASMUS exchange with the University of Gothenberg, Sweden where she teaches in the Department of Health Care Science, and she is currentlyalso utilizing Drama pedagogy in International Teacher Development work through her involvement in a programme of national education reform in Kazakhstan.

John O’Toole was Foundation Chair of Arts Education at the University of Melbourne from 2005-2010, and before that Professor of Drama and Applied Theatre at Griffith University.  A schoolteacher for twelve years, then actor-director in theatre in education, he has spent nearly forty years as a teacher-educator and academic, teaching on every continent and at every age level. He has written and co-written many standard research texts and student textbooks in drama and arts education, and was Lead Writer for the Arts and Drama in the Australian Curriculum. He was a founder-member of IDEA, and earlier of Drama Australia and Drama Queensland. He is also a playwright and director in applied theatre. In 2001 he was awarded the American Alliance for Theatre and Education Lifetime Research Award. In 2014 he was awarded the Order of Australia for services to drama education.   

Margret Lepp RN RNT PhD, is professor in caring science at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences, The Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. For over twenty years she has used drama for professional in her work as a researcher and consultant involving students, patients, academics, nurses and other health care professionals. She was a key researcher in the international DRACON (Drama and Conflict Management) project between 1994-2005. She was a Special Interest Group leader at four IDEA conferences and has published original articles, books, chapters of books and other reviewed publications.  During the years 2008-2012 she was Associate Editor of the Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. She was a founder of the European Network Nursing Academies (ENNA) for European Academies cooperating in the context of Nursing Science. She is the current vice president of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the Tau Omega Chapter, and the Chair of the STTI Education Advisory Council since 2014.

 

 

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