The study aims to present a qualitative descriptive inquiry in using theater as tool in educating communities on positive discipline for children. It seeks to know the impact of the play Istoryahe Lang Ko to the parents and family heads in relation to positive discipline for children. The study uses the Social Learning Theory of Albert Bandura as the main framework of the study. Case study was adopted as tradition of inquiry in this study. The study revealed that the use of theater is an effective tool in conveying message/issues to the community. It revealed also that communities prefer theater over traditional lecture as method to educate the communities. The results of the study also showed that Istoryahe Lang Ko leaves an impact to the parents and family heads in relation to positive discipline for children. This case study concludes that the participants have varied perspectives on the use of theater to impart messages to its audience. Secondly, the use of theater is indeed an effective tool to convey message/issues to educate to the communities. Theater, being live art, easily connects with the audience, thus, learning of the message is easier and clearer. And finally, the play Istoryahe Lang Ko leaves an impact on parents and family heads in relation to positive discipline for children. It changes some mindset among parents in relation to corporal punishment and positive discipline for children.
Felimon Blanco, La Salle University, Philippines
Stream: Teaching Experiences
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