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ERIC Number: ED114898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 239
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Teaching with Creative Dramatics.
Cottrell, June
The purpose of this text is to introduce creative dramatics to those who are concerned with the lives of children, especially parents, teachers, and those preparing to teach. Chapter one examines how children play and how they use play to meet important growth needs. In chapter two, creative dramatics is defined, and the crucial role of the teacher and the classroom environment is considered. Chapter three explores ways of developing cognitive powers, increasing communication skills, nourishing emotional growth, and stimulating imaginative thinking through sensory experiences. Chapter four elaborates on the use of movement for the communication of ideas, attitudes, and feelings. Chapter five introduces the reader to a theoretical basis for creative drama and provides a number of practical suggestions for the implementation of creative drama in the classroom. To further illustrate the application of drama for classroom learning, chapter six describes additional uses in language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics, and concludes with a sample lesson that integrates creative drama with art activities. Chapter seven stresses the importance of storytelling in creative dramatics. Several bibliographies are appended. (RB)
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