Dramatic Monologues as Surrogates for Experiential Learning


  • Athar Murtuza


Games, business simulations, behavioral exercises in the classroom seek to bridge the gap between abstract lectures and experiential learning. But those involved with teaching behavior in the business colleges have so far ignored a valuable resource, literature, to supplement the teaching of behavior. Literature can evoke empathy and allow readers to vicariously experience what it is portraying of human behavior. Classroom teaching of behavior can use literature as a surrogate for experiential learning. This paper uses a particular genre of poetry, the dramatic monologue to illustrate its argument.