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ERIC Number: ED082207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 110
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Drama in English Teaching, Study Group Paper No. 2; Some Practical Considerations; Drama as Threat; From Dialogue to Other Forms of Discourse; About Drama and Composition; Report of Study Groups; Drama in Primary School; Drama Syllabus for Secondary School; and Drama: What is Happening.
Barnes, Douglas; And Others
The primary purpose of these papers is to place drama and dramatic experiences within an overall conception of the activities of the English classroom. The initial paper discusses the English lesson as helping pupils to use their native language to deal with individual and group experiences. Drama, seen as part of the classroom use of oral language, may arise from a topic proposed by the teacher, a shared experience, or a work of literature. Drama, however, differs from other classroom talk in three ways: (1) movement and gesture play a larger part in the expression of meaning; (2) a group working together on an improvisation needs more deliberately and consciously to collaborate; and (3) the narrative framework allows for repetition and provides a unity that enables the action more easily to take on symbolic status. Subsequent papers in the set are titled: "Some Practical Considerations,""Drama as Threat,""From Dialogue to Other Forms of Discourse,""About Drama and Composition,""Drama in Education,""Drama,""Drama in Primary School," and "Drama Syllabus for the Secondary School." A preliminary version of a chapter on teaching discourse by dramatic methods, "Drama: What is Happening" by James Moffett, concludes the set. (TO)
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Authoring Institution: National Association for the Teaching of English (England).; National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.; Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.