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ERIC Number: ED018406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-Oct
Pages: 6
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LEARNING THROUGH CREATIVE DRAMATICS.
WOODS, MARGARET S.
THROUGH INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP EXPERIENCES IN CREATIVE DRAMATICS, CHILDREN CAN DEVELOP SELF-REALIZATION AS THEY BECOME INVOLVED IN THINKING, FEELING, AND EXPERIENCING. CREATIVE DRAMA AFFORDS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CONSTRUCTIVE CHANNELING OF EMOTIONS, DEVELOPS APPRECIATION OF THE WONDERS AND BEAUTY OF THE WORLD, PROMOTES THE ACQUISITION AND RETENTION OF KNOWLEDGE, AND HELPS THE CHILD RELATE TO THE WORLD ABOUT HIM. MOREOVER, THE DRAMATIZATION OF WORTHWHILE MATERIAL THROUGH PANTOMIME OR PLAY-ACTING PROVIDES THE CHILD WITH THE HUMAN EXPERIENCES OF OTHERS AND PROMOTES THE CAPACITY FOR COPING WITH PROBLEMS AND FEELINGS. THIS ACTIVITY IS PARTICULARLY HELPFUL WITH SLOW READERS BECAUSE, IN DRAMATIZING THE WRITTEN WORD, THEY ARE LED TO A GREATER INTEREST IN READING ITSELF. NECESSARY, HOWEVER, IS A CLASSROOM ATMOSPHERE WHICH ALLOWS FOR CREATIVE EXPRESSION AND SPONTANEOUS DRAMATIZATION. (THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP," VOL. 18 (OCTOBER 1960), 19-23, 32.) (DL)
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