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WHAT IS DRAMA?
- Drama has the potential, as a diverse medium,
to enhance cognitive, affective and motor development.
- Drama is a unique tool to explore and express
- By actually taking on roles, the student can
come to 'feel' what it is like to be in a situation. This
alternate perspective encourages students to question previous
assumptions and judgements
- Imitation is a natural and spontaneous 'stage'
of early child development whereby a child is beginning to
investigate the world by imitating it.
- Piaget notes that "To express things with
gestures, the child must have a mental image of what it is
he or she is acting out. Acting out in turn strengthens the
mental image", inferring that this reciprocal process
is a natural way of learning.
- Drama creates opportunity for children to interact
in a productive & purposeful way, with other class members.
Vygotsky (Mind and So ciety,1978),
What are the dramatization activities?
- Doing rhytmic repetitions.
- taking on roles to make the student come to 'feel' what it is like to be in a situation.
- imitating & repeating orally/ bodily the teacher or the character in their course book.
Drama assists in the development of :
- the use of imagination
- powers of creative self expression
- decision making and problem solving skills
- understanding of self and the world
- self confidence, asense of worth and respect
and consideration for others.
- A high degree of thinking, feeling and moving
- subsequently of skills for all other learning
within and outside of schools (transfer of learning).