ERIC Number: ED238040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Values Clarification for Introducing Theatre Studies.
Borchardt, Donald A.
An introductory problem for a theatre history course presents the process of group decision making and problem solving in theatre studies, encourages students to compare values when collecting information and making decisions, and illustrates the variety of dramatic forms, production styles, and economic concerns of contemporary theatre. Entitled "Manhattan with a Twist," the problem requires that students first make individual priority lists for seeing 14 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows and then, in small groups, create single lists of the five most and five least recommended shows. Students are then asked to indicate at least three factors that most influenced the solution to the problem. Unlike an earlier values clarification exercise, "The Fishing Trip," this problem incorporates material students expect in a theatre history course, making a separate introduction of the guided design process unnecessary. (Student directions for the "Manhattan with a Twist" exercise are appended.) (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the International Society of Individualized Instruction Conference (West Lafayette, IN, November, 1982).