Date of Submission
Frawley-Mangan, A. (2006). Drama and religious education: A match made in heaven (Doctoral thesis, Australian Catholic University). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a94ba0d5e4d8
This thesis investigates the use of drama as a teaching tool in religious education within the context of sacramental preparation. The research is informed by educational theories which suggest that arts education and religious education both rely on aesthetic knowing to construct meaning.The theories which underpin this research claim that this form of knowing honours the students' freedom to form their own understandings and will be achieved through critical reflection and experiential methods which engage heart, spirit and mind. Drama is one such method and therefore this thesis contends that drama and religious education are indeed 'a match made in heaven'.
Faculty of Education