ERIC Number: ED390815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Drama as a Way of Knowing. Strategies for Teaching and Learning Professional Library.
Heller, Paul G.
This publication is part of a series of monographs on the art of teaching. Each volume, focusing on a specific discipline, explores theory in the context of teaching strategies connected to evaluation of both teachers' and students' learning. Three techniques are offered for using the series: dialogues (as self-evaluation and in study groups), shop talk (review of current professional literature), and teacher-to-teacher field notes (tips and experiences from practicing educators). This volume, containing six chapters, focuses on drama. Chapter 1 discusses bringing drama into the classroom, showing students how drama can help them both to learn and to show what they have learned. Chapter 2 focuses on using the dramatic activities students engage in as part of normal interaction as a way of bringing students into acting. Chapter 3 explores using pantomime in a variety of situations. Chapter 4 looks at introducing improvisation and how students can use it effectively. Chapter 5 examines how students progress from the natural form of improvisation to creative and artistic scene expression through two vehicles, the script and the rehearsal. Chapter 6 explores elements involved in producing a large scale student production. A list of professional associations and publications is included. (Contains 43 references.) (ND)
Descriptors: Acting, Creative Dramatics, Curriculum Development, Dramatic Play, Dramatics, Elementary Education, Improvisation, Learning Strategies, Pantomime, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles
Stenhouse Publishers, 431 York St., York, ME 03909.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Galef Inst., Santa Monica, CA.