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ERIC Number: ED125038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Drama Projects in Newfoundland.
Layman, Grace
An experimental program of educational drama which is designed to help elementary children develop individually through self-expression is described. Six teachers who taught children ranging from eleven to thirteen in six different schools in a district in Newfoundland, Canada, were involved in a twelve week educational drama program. Components of the program included disciplined freedom through a double horseshoe seating arrangement, sensitivity exercises, relaxation and movement exercises, and improvisation. Weekly group inservice training sessions and weekly individual meetings were held between the author and the participating teachers. At the end of the program, the author felt that participating children had improved in attitude and interest in school, had shared ideas with each other more frequently, were not afraid of expressing their own ideas, and were less disposed to accept without question what the teacher or textbook said. A similar program conducted in another district is also discussed; it was not as successful, possibly because of a change from a continuous inservice training program to an initial one-week intensive training program. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada