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ERIC Number: ED317282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr-18
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Music--Movement--Make-Believe: The Link between Creativity and Thinking Skills.
Lucky, Sharron
This document outlines an approach to creativity called "developmental dramatics," in which process is considered to be infinitely more important than performance. "Four pillars of the foundation of learning" are explored in discussions of art and visual, music, movement, and make-believe activities. Basic guidelines for conducting the activities appropriately are suggested. For example, in the area of visual arts, teachers are encouraged to let children teach them what they see. In the area of music, teachers are reminded to sing in the children's vocal range, not the range in which the teachers are most comfortable. In the area of movement, teachers are encouraged to drop everything several times a day and exercise with the children. It is argued that the greatest potential for creativity is located in the area of make-believe. Developmental dramatics provides a perfect framework for letting children create. While children frequently forget a story they have heard, they remember the smallest details of stories that are acted out. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A