ERIC Number: ED343179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Drama: Its Potential as a Teaching and Learning Tool.
Scope, v7 n1 Mar 1992
This research article and literature review is intended to arouse teachers' interest in the possibility of using drama as a supplementary instructional tool for enhancing their teaching as well as their students' learning. It maintains that educational drama can make students more engaged in their learning, render learning more purposeful for students, and foster cooperative attitudes among students. The article discusses: (1) how drama can be a powerful medium for enhancing students' language development especially in the areas of oral communication, reading, and writing; (2) how it affects cognitive abilities; and (3) how it enhances affective growth through promoting self-confidence, social skills, and increased empathy. The article concludes by briefly discussing ways in which educational drama also benefits teachers. A list of 23 references is attached. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers: Drama in Education; Ontario