The Power Play


I teach a course called Action English for first year university students. The aim of this course is to help students understand the many facets of well-being, how it directly affects the self and enables us to help others in the community. Students teach each other through skits on various topics related to well-being such as how to self-care. Over the past 17 years I taught skits in various capacities, I always use this method of evaluation because it is not only a mental break from the formal methods of learning, in countries like Japan. But it allows students to explore their creativity while teaching others what they’ve learned. From my experience, the power of skits apart from the creative aspect, helps students to build their group cohesion skills, work as a team to solve and overcome problems together, and to discover a new skill. Through this experience, it has been reported through student surveys that, skits are a fun form of evaluation, which is different from other classes which helps to maintain their motivation.

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Staci-Anne Nogami, Nagoya City University, Japan

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Conference: PCAH2023
Stream: Arts - Teaching and Learning the Arts

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