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ERIC Number: ED180039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Piaget in Performance: The Role of "Games" in Creative Dramatics.
Ratliff, Gerald Lee
Jean Piaget's theories of child development and the nature of intelligence are adapted to creative dramatics in this description of two games for children aged 6 through 12. The first game discussed incorporates a "touchy-feely box," a cardboard construction with openings on two sides so that a child may reach inside, select, and describe an object without seeing it. The second game described involves the teacher in displaying pictures of various zoo animals, discussing the animals' characteristics, asking the children to recreate the animal on paper or with modeling materials after the picture is put away, and then asking them to provide sounds and imitative body movements of the animals. The paper suggests that it would be beneficial to educators if there were continued exploration of the ways Piaget's psychological studies and gaming strategies might be applied to future investigation of the communication and performance arts. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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