Fostering Community within the Classroom through Drama Education for Indigenous Children
Keywords:Drama, indigenous children, social skill, case study, community, Orang Asli
This study looks at how drama might help indigenous children in a Johor Orang Asli settlement build a sense of community and improve their social skills. It aims to demonstrate that if given more chances to advance their educational backgrounds, children will be interested in learning. The findings of this study will also persuade educators that it is possible to support the social behaviour development of indigenous children. To convey the data, a case study qualitative design was adopted. The data was gathered using observation and interviews as the instruments. The researchers participated in the activities and conducted semi-structured interviews following each theatrical session. Themes were used to analyse the data. The study highlights the effects of drama on social development, including children’s increased communication abilities and the improvement of communication skills in children. The results can be used as a general overview by educators and the government to understand how drama might be employed as a teaching approach for indigenous children.