ERIC Number: ED345164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Creative Drama: Enhancing Self-Concepts and Learning.
Renard, Sue; Sockol, Kay
This book presents activities designed to enhance components of a healthy self-concept in elementary school children. The first, second, and third chapters contain building blocks for techniques used in creative drama. The first chapter gives plans which establish group cohesion, teach skills needed for future lessons, and give facilitators techniques for implementing activities. The second chapter provides activities to teach the skills of concentration, sensory and emotional awareness, movement, imagination, communication, and cooperation. The third chapter includes instruction in the development of characterization, dialogue, plot, theme, or idea. The fourth through eighth chapters contain lessons which emphasize the five components of healthy self-esteem: belonging, power, uniqueness, role models, and process. Each lesson contains the same format including a focus, introduction, preparation, warm-ups and cool-downs, directions and activities, discussion, and summary. The focus section highlights the key concepts of the activity. The introduction contains the guidance rationale for the activity and explains how the key concepts will be helpful in enhancing self-esteem and learning. The preparation component looks at what psychomotor activity or sensory motivation will be effective for the activity, and the warm-ups and cool-downs introduce or conclude the directed activities. The directions and activities component discusses how the activity will be structured, and the discussion focuses on the types of questions that will enable participants to engage in high level thought processes of knowledge application, analysis, and synthesis. (LLL)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Creative Dramatics, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Group Counseling, Group Dynamics, Group Guidance, Self Concept, Self Esteem
Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421 ($6.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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