ERIC Number: ED083054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: 0
How to Use Sociodrama (Practical Exercises in Role-Interaction). How to Do It Series, Number 20.
Zeleny, Leslie D.
The purpose of this bulletin, one of a series designed to aid the social studies teacher, is to explain the use of sociodrama in the classroom. An eight-step procedure for development of the sociodrama is described. Purposes of sociodrama are discussed and three major types of sociodrama are identified: the life problem, the problem story, and the social issue. Areas of study in which sociodrama may be used are suggested: these include contemporary affairs, world history, and United States history among others. A summary defines sociodrama as a re-creation of a dilemma in human relations through spontaneous and faithful enactment of the roles with the accompanying feelings involved in the situation. Objectives for students to achieve in the process of participating in a sociodrama are enumerated. Three sections of a selected bibliography cover materials on the theory of sociodrama and role-playing, sociodrama in the elementary school, and sociodrama in the secondary school. Related documents are SO 005 979 through SO 006 000. (Author/KSM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Emotional Experience, Human Relations, Interaction, Role Perception, Role Playing, Secondary Education, Social Relations, Social Studies, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
National Council for the Social Studies, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($0.25; Quantity Discounts)
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Authoring Institution: National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, DC.