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ERIC Number: EJ930153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1812-9129
Emotional Engagement through Drama: Strategies to Assist Learning through Role-Play
Heyward, Paul
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v22 n2 p197-204 2010
When students are involved in a classroom activity designed to promote the learning of specific concepts, it is more likely they will understand and retain these concepts when they engage emotionally in the learning experience. The difficulty for teachers involved in higher education is how to engage students in their learning in an emotionally challenging way while maintaining a classroom environment in which students feel safe. In the following instructional paper, the use of role-play as a pedagogical approach for enhancing learning through emotional engagement will be discussed. The paper highlights how the author makes use of role-play to provide genuine emotional challenges for students in a tertiary setting while still providing a safe learning environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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