“Space Plague”: an investigation into immersive theatre and narrative transportation effects in informal pandemic science education

Keith, Lindsay and Griffiths, Wyn (2020) “Space Plague”: an investigation into immersive theatre and narrative transportation effects in informal pandemic science education. Journal of Science Communication, 19 (07) , N01. ISSN 1824-2049 [Article] (doi:10.22323/2.19070801)

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Abstract

Stories are fundamental to human history, culture and development. Immersive theatre has created a landscape where participants have agency within stories, and within this landscape the concept of narrative transportation provides a framework where change within stories creates change in real life. “Space Plague” is a co-designed, fully immersive theatrical experience for young people and families about a fictional pandemic. It was developed using community-based participatory action research (CBPAR) employing a novel model for engaging underserved and under-represented audiences, “SCENE”. Results confirmed that indications of narrative transportation effects were achieved, demonstrating enhanced learning and understanding alongside changing attitudes and indicated positive change when negotiating the COVID-19 crisis.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Informal learning; public perception of science and technology; science communication: theory and models
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 31776
Notes on copyright: © The Author(s).
This article is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution — NonCommercial — NoDerivativeWorks 4.0 License. ISSN 1824-2049. Published by SISSA Medialab.
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Depositing User: Wyn Griffiths
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2021 10:53
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2021 10:53
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31776

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