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ERIC Number: ED081052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 9
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Creative Drama in an Arts Education Program: Core I at Illinois State University.
Sharpham, John R.
The creative drama program at Illinois State University is part of an interdisciplinary approach to teacher education. Over the past five years, Illinois State University, which currently has one of the largest elementary teacher education programs in the country, has developed a core curriculum which consists of: the arts (Core I), communication (Core II), and the natural and social sciences (Core III). Each core lasts one semester and in the fourth part of the program, students teach full-time under supervision. Art, music, drama, dance, child growth, and curriculum are the major areas of study included in Core I. The primary objective of Core I is to make future elementary teachers aware of the potential of the arts for developing students' self- and group-awareness. An effective method of achieving this objective is to involve future elementary teachers in creative dramatics. In so doing, they become equipped to supervise, within the elementary school classroom, creative dramatics activities which are designed to sensitize students to their individual potentials and to encourage them to share their experiences in group situations. (EE)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Theatre Assn. (New York, August 1973)