Is Drama a Valid Pedagogical Method to Use for Teaching?

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Is Drama a Valid Pedagogical Method to use for Teaching?

Table of Contents
Outlinepage 2

Abstractpage 3

Introductionpage 4

What is drama?pages 5-6

Why use drama in classpages 6-7

- Role of teacherpage 7

- Students communicationpage7

Theoretical frameworkpages 8-11

- Brain researchpages 8-10
- Hands on learningpage 10

- Emotions and learningpage 11

How to use drama in a classroompages 12-13

- Mimepages 12-13

- Role play and Simulationpage 13

Conclusionpage 14

Bibliographypages 15-16

Outline

Title:
Is drama a valid pedagogical method to use for teaching?

Abstract:
200-250 words to summarize what the essay will be about.

Introduction and Thesis:
I. An opening of the research topic. Few sentences to open the topic to the reader. II. “Drama is a valid pedagogical method for reinforcing traditional teaching and can also be used to engage students who traditional methodologies fail to communicate with.”

Paragraph 1:
What is drama?
I. Drama is a way of life. A definition of the topic and then it would continue to what drama actually brings to life and where we can see it in our daily life. II.
Paragraph 2:
Why se drama in a classroom?
I. Role of teacher: what is the role of the teacher, and the different types of teachers. II. Student’s communication: do students react differently to the various teachers? How do students communicate in a fun and in a boring lesson? What is the difference? III.

Paragraph 3:
Theoretical framework
I. Brain research
II. hands on learning
III. Emotions and learning
How does the human brain work? How does the drama tie into the human brain by looking at emotions and learning. Why drama is useful?

Paragraph 4:
How to use drama in a classroom (techniques which are more often used) I. Mime
II. Roleplay and Simulation
All these sections would explain what they are, how it is used and their effect within a non theatre class.

Conclusion:
Summarizing basic key ideas throughout the essay to remind the reader again.

Bibliography:
At the end of the essay

Abstract

Is drama in Education useful in classe or is it simply a waste of time? Do children learn better through a more entertaining form of teaching or is it better to use ‘traditional’ methods? Drama is a valid pedagogical method for reinforcing traditional teaching and can be used to engage students who traditional methodologies fail to communicate with. Additionally drama techniques are useful resources for teaching English (EFL) as a foreign language but it can also be used in various subjects for any ages. The discipline of English as a foreign language (EFL) can be difficult for some beginner students, however using drama as a tool in teaching can make the lesson be easier, more interactive and friendly. Used effectively, it allows for improvement in language skills such as: reading, writing, communication and at the same time it allows children to accept new challenges and become more creative. Students stay motivated as drama elements and learning activities provide an atmosphere that is entertaining and enhances or augments the experience of studying a foreign language. Children are thereby motivated to learn as the environment they are in is not intimidating but is rather entertaining. Motivated students want to come to class, have a positive attitude and learn more which is, surely a, pedagogical victory.

Is Drama a Valid Pedagogical Method to use for Teaching?

Introduction

Drama is a valid pedagogical method for reinforcing traditional teaching and can also be used to engage students who traditional methodologies fail to communicate with. As a Native American proverb says; “Tell me, and I’ll forget. Show me, and I...
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