ERIC Number: ED434457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Groupwork with Learning Disabilities: Creative Drama. A Winslow Practical Manual.
This British book discusses the value of creative drama for people with learning disabilities, offers some basic principles of working with people with learning disabilities, and describes a variety of approaches to drama. An introduction discusses the optimal size of a creative drama group, the kind of work space needed, equipment, membership, the qualities needed by the group leaders, structuring a session, and levels of challenge. It is recommended that sessions follow a five-phase design: arrivals and greetings, warming up, development of the central focus of the session, distancing and de-roling, and good-byes and departures. An overview of subsequent chapters of the book is then provided. Different drama structures are grouped in chapters around a practical focus, including: (1) arrivals and greetings; (2) body work; (3) sensory work; (4) voice work; (5) life skills; (6) games; (7) puppets; (8) improvisation; (9) dramatization; (10) fairy tales; (11) performance; (12) de-roling; and (13) closures. Each chapter includes information on preparation, the targeted activity, the purpose of the activity, and suggestions for further development. An index of activities is provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Creative Dramatics, Dramatic Play, Dramatics, Foreign Countries, Group Dynamics, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Improvisation, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Role Playing, Teaching Methods
United Press Limited, Telford Road, Bicester, Oxon OX6 0TS, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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