Advanced Journal of Theatre and Film Studies <p>The <strong>Advanced Journal of Theatre and Film Studies (AJTFS)</strong> with <strong>ISSN: </strong>2960-074X (Print) | 2960-0758 (Online) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that provides a platform for interdisciplinary research in the fields of theatre and film. All submissions to AJTFS undergo a rigorous double-blind peer-review process by experts in the relevant fields. AJTFS only considers and publishes original articles that are not under review or consideration by any other journal.</p> <p>There is NO Submission Fee, Processing Fee, or Publication Fee for <strong>AJTFS</strong>.</p> Jozac Publishers en-US Advanced Journal of Theatre and Film Studies 2960-074X Grooming teachers in training for the practice of children’s theatre in a digital age <p>Theatre Arts is one of the many fields of study that have maintained relevance to life and living by finding relevance in other fields such as engineering, technology, psychology, sociology, medicine (therapy) education, and others. The purpose of this study is to prepare Theatre Arts student teachers-in-training, in Colleges and Universities of Education to approaches that will equip them to engage the practice of Children’s Theatre in schools. Therefore, This paper accounts for a Children’s Theatre field trip experience involving researchers and NCE Theatre Arts students in Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Oto/Ijanikin. This was done by using technologically based digital gadgets as teaching methodologies for the practice of Children’s Theatre in primary schools. It adopted qualitative methods involving visits to select primary schools within Badagry Local Government Area where pupils were engaged in creative engagements and educative entertainment (Edutainment) of learners which were interactive during this period. Findings revealed that significant changes were noticed in the participatory level of learners at the end of the experiment compared to their attitude at the beginning of the study. It also pointed to the fact that digitalizing approaches to Children’s Theatre are synonymous not only with learners but also with teachers to have a paradigm shift by exploring digitalization in the classroom, especially with young learners. The study concludes that it is high time theatre arts teachers in training diversify, embrace, and provide special creative visuals that will deliver lessons to learners in distinct ways through digital technologies.</p> Nkemdirim Olubunmi Adedina Femi Adedina Copyright (c) 2024 Nkemdirim Olubunmi Adedina, Femi Adedina 2024-01-31 2024-01-31 2 1 12 19 10.57040/ajtfs.v2i1.615 Participatory video for safer health: The Paikon Kore development communication project in perspective <p>The twosome of communication technologies and theatre can serve as veritable tools of development in all aspects of life if properly harnessed. Therefore, this research explores how Participatory Video provides opportunity for community orientation, contextual interactions and possibilities for shift in control of the people themselves. Using the Paikon Kore community as a microcosm, it also examined how PV can transform people in the grass root from passive participants to active participants in their own health development. This research is descriptive and it is anchored on the Transformative learning theory. It looks closely at Participatory Video (PV) and its significant roles in development communication. This research is qualitative; thus, it used Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) approach which is a Communication-Based Assessment tool that enables the researcher to select and use appropriate communication research methods and techniques, as well as how to engage people in grass root in the investigation of their realities. It revealed that PV can succeed where the popular media such as newspapers, magazines, television, radio and the internet fail mainly due to its ability to communicate “in a multi-varied way and hence can maneuver the influence of the powerful few who control public opinion. Ultimately, the hallmark of PV is geared towards a conscientization process where the voices of the beneficiaries are heard, and their views respected through the bottom-up communication approach. Therefore, this research posits that even though there is no fixed way of conducting PV, which means that method varies according to the practitioner and the community response, practitioners must always accentuate the need for democratization of communication between outsiders and the community and amplification of the voices of marginalized community members. It concludes that communication revolution has opened new opportunities for participatory communication towards actualizing the social change potentials which is the destination of every development intervention. Hence, Development practitioners must jettison any form of top-down approach to development and relinquish intervention autonomy or ownership to targeted project beneficiaries.</p> Jimmy Akoh Copyright (c) 2024 Jimmy Akoh 2024-01-18 2024-01-18 2 1 1 11 10.57040/ajtfs.v2i1.603