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ERIC Number: EJ848393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1040-1350
Putting the Arts into the Classroom: Active Learning through Drama
Lewis, Gina
Understanding Our Gifted, v18 n3 p23-24 Spr 2006
Through the arts, attributes such as artistic expression, cooperative working skills, and talent are developed. By exposing students to the arts, learners are exposed to new experiences that may guide them toward particular careers or deeply satisfying hobbies. The arts also encourage students to take chances; meet challenges; and overcome apprehension in school, work, and their personal lives. Active learning is especially effective in drama. Gifted children, who tend to read and recall information in astounding detail, should be encouraged to think outside the box. Using drama exercises to focus their attention on a subject (i.e., one point in history) without the risk of being wrong is truly an energizing experience for them. In this article, the author describes how she introduces students to a play production in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A