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ERIC Number: EJ931378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Drama and Science
Littledyke, Michael
Primary Science Review, n84 p14-16 Sep-Oct 2004
The essential purpose of primary science should be to help children make meaningful sense of the world around them. This will enable them to develop into scientifically literate adults who have a critical understanding of the ideas of science, but who also have respect, care and sensitivity for the world they live in and their impact on it. If that goal is held central to teaching, then motivation, enjoyment and a sense of fun in learning become integral to planning, as meaningful learning only occurs when children engage fully in the process. Drama is an excellent medium for harnessing these features of learning, because it can simulate real-life experience and address issues in a way that may not be possible with other approaches to learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom