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ERIC Number: EJ898206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1072-4303
Dramatic Performance in Teaching Drama in EFL Contexts
Gorjian, Bahman; Moosavinia, Seyyed Rahim; Jabripour, Azadeh
TESL-EJ, v13 n4 Mar 2010
This study began with the supposition that teaching English drama through dramatic performance could enhance English literature students' knowledge of drama at university level. The research was conducted over a whole academic semester with 60 intermediate students enrolled in English drama II courses. They were divided into two groups of experimental and control groups. Throughout the treatment period, the researchers instructed the experimental group how to manage to perform the selected plays through the role playing strategy while devoting little time to reading the contents of the drama in the classroom. The participants in the control group normally surveyed the contents of the same plays with no performance. A final achievement test was administered to both groups and the results indicated a significant difference in the means of the two groups in favor of the experimental group. We can suggest that literature students perform the plays in addition to the traditional comprehension activities or analysis of characters and plot of the story. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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