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ERIC Number: EJ831734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0042-062X
Moving in(to) Imaginary Worlds: Drama Pedagogy for Foreign Language Teaching and Learning
Even, Susanne
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v41 n2 p161-170 Fall 2008
This article introduces drama pedagogy as an approach with great potential for foreign language acquisition, addressing students' multiple skills and facilitating their communicative and interactional competence. A strong emphasis is placed on social, emotional, and kinesthetic learning that is traditionally neglected in instructional settings. Students enter imaginary worlds that they cooperatively construct, experience, furnish, arrange, and change. Thus, drama situations can liberate and at the same time deeply stimulate and challenge learners' take on communicative situations, grammar, and literary texts. Basic drama pedagogy techniques will be exemplified with practical examples from a drama pedagogy workshop at Indiana University.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indiana