ERIC Number: ED557063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
"Can Drama, through Icelandic Tales, Increase Children's Vocabulary"?
Thorkelsdóttir, Rannveig Björk; Ragnarsdóttir, Ása Helga
The article is based on a study, done by Ása Helga Ragnarsdóttir and Rannveig Björk Þorkelsdóttir in 2010-2011 were the authors explored the research question: Can drama, through Icelandic tales, increase children's vocabulary? Methodology of the study was quantitative approach (comparative research). Data was gathered through questionnaires and a word definition part of an Aston Index questionnaire. All the students in the eight groups, four classes in the research group (using drama) and four classes in the control group (not using drama) were asked questions from the stories the teachers were working with, one old Icelandic saga: "Egils saga" and one Nordic myth "Idunn and the apples." The researchers created two drama programs from the stories which half of the teachers used. All the classes read those books at the same time. The findings of the study showed an increase in vocabulary between the surveys in all eight classes, the greatest increase was observed in the classes where drama was used.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iceland