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ERIC Number: ED237161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May-6
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Learning through Improvisational Games.
Putman, Scottie
Innovation Abstracts, v5 n15 May 6 1983
Improvisational gaming is a technique involving the use of theater and drama in the teaching of other subjects. The student uses intuition, sense-memory, and imagination in a holistic approach to learning which teaches social skills while it teaches subject matter. Everyone can act and improvise; getting everyone involved is seldom a problem as long as the atmosphere is comfortable and nonthreatening. Objective and nonjudgmental feedback is important to the process. The best time for feedback is immediately after the game. Most theater games can include a whole class, although there may be occasions when it is necessary to divide the class into smaller groups. Props and costumes are not necessary, but they can add fun and can stimulate involvement. The final section of this document describes two sample improvisational games, "Ways of Getting There" and "Play Ball," and provides a source for additional games. (DC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A