Journal of Regional Section of Serbian Medical Association in Zajecar

Year 2015     Vol 40     No 1
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      UDK 613.955(497.11)
COBISS.SR-ID 214714124

ISSN 0350-2899, 40(2015) br. 1, p.44-48

Case report

Theatre, school of health – actors, teachers of health
Pozorište, škola zdravlja – glumci, učitelji zdravlja

Petar Paunović
Rajačka škola zdravlja


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In his work the author describes the experience of working on health education by using theatre. Health education in the area of the Timok region has had a long tradition. In times of intense media development in the area, the possibility of using theatre to work on health education of school children was used. Firstly, in 1975 a puppet theatre toured the area of Negotin and the surrounding. Students of the Academy of Theatre Arts, Belgrade led by prof. Zlatimir Vidaković, a health educator, played a show "Zdravka, pričaj mi o zdravlju!" (Healthy, tell me about health!) The puppet theatre group performed the play in about 70 paediatric hospital departments in Negotin and Zaječar and in villages around Negotin. Pupils watched the puppet play and learnt about health with great attention and excitement. Secondly, in 1997, the Health Education Department of the Timok Public Health Institute Zaječar in cooperation with the National Theatre "Zoran Radmilovic" Zaječar and with great understanding and creativity of Mr. Vladimir Lazić, a former director of the theatre, made a drama workshop "Žubor zdravlja" (Bubbling of Health) which brought together the best actors of Zaječar Theatre in the play " Hoću da budem zdrav!" (I want to be healthy!). The play was seen by around 3,000 primary school children in Zaječar. The show was performed in Belgrade and Ćuprija as well. The survey conducted before and after the play showed that the lessons about health and medical knowledge acquired after watching the play were well remembered to be used throughout life. Using the function of the ancient Greek theatre - to teach people, the mentioned examples of theatre in health education of school children have proved to be useful and health-creative. Theatre soon became a school of health and actors became health teachers, at least for a short while. At the same time, the question of changing the approaches in health education arouse. It was a contribution to the idea of new health education, the protagonists of which were teachers of health.
Key words: health education, educational opportunities of theatres, Timok region

Napomena: kompletan tekst rada na srpskom jeziku
Note: full text in Serbian
      Corresponding Address:
Petar Paunović,
Rajačka škola zdravlja, 19314 Rajac
Paper received: 9.2.2015
Paper accepted: 12.2.2015
Paper Internet issues: 20.6.2014
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