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ERIC Number: ED352696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb-8
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
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The Necessity of Using Language in Order To Develop Thinking Skills among Stage Lighting and Scenic Design Students.
Canady, Theresa Suzanne
This paper presents an overview of the effectiveness of writing and cooperative learning in developing thinking skills in technical theatre education. The paper first offers a statement of purpose and an outline of a survey of university technical theater personnel and design students in an introduction. The four parts of the paper then discuss: (1) a designer's working definition of thinking; (2) the designer's need for effective language skills; (3) the use of writing in developing the design concept; and (4) cooperative learning in the design workshop. The paper concludes that the described methods of using language to develop thinking skills of design students: teaches students to use their minds well; develops the intellectual and imaginative powers and competencies that students need; transforms the role of the teacher into a coach provoking students to learn; and presents a nonthreatening atmosphere in which achievement, truth, and decency are expected and provided. Twenty-four references, and the results of the survey are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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