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Drama and Literacy. “The drama is a great revealer of life.” George P. Baker. LITERACY lit’er’a’cy (noun) knowledge of or training in a particular subject or area of activity. DRAMA dra’ma (noun) arts works written for performance. To create safe space; To have dialogue;

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Drama and literacy

Drama and Literacy

“The drama is a great revealer of life.”

George P. Baker


Literacy lit er a cy noun knowledge of or training in a particular subject or area of activity

LITERACY lit’er’a’cy (noun) knowledge of or training in a particular subject or area of activity

DRAMA dra’ma (noun) arts works written for performance


Goal an education which through drama creates literate whole human beings

To create safe space; in a particular subject or area of activity

To have dialogue;

To explore choices and the consequences they can bring;

To practice for real life;

To enhance their skills of communication and decision making;

To understand how self-esteem affects moments of decision;

To take risks in fictional worlds with the potential to learn rather than fail;

To take action and to be the protagonist in one’s own life;

To analyze life situations and one’s own responses;

To utilize the multiple perspectives different individuals bring to every interaction as a positive tool for problem solving.

GOAL: AN EDUCATION WHICH, THROUGH DRAMA, CREATES LITERATE/WHOLE HUMAN BEINGS


“Theatre … the ‘direct experience shared when people imagine and behave as if they were other than themselves in some other place and at another time’. It is a meaning- making endeavor that interprets life and helps us to understand our world.” David Booth



MOVEMENT the text.”“Adding physicality, voice and emotional value to a text shifts students from decoding to comprehension.” Melissa McQueen


Improvization we learn by doing not by being told or even being shown
IMPROVIZATION the text.”“We learn by doing, not by being told or even being shown.”


DIALOGUE the text.”“Humans create themselves by means of the dialogue made possible by language, art and culture.”


CHARACTERIZATION the text.”“Identifying moments of new understanding or the turning points in a character’s life requires: • reflection and analysis of role and situation; • offers insight into the character’s present situation through the creation of their possible past and future; • accentuates the relationships between cause and effect.”


Resources
Resources the text.”

  • Structuring Drama Work

    Jonothan Neelands and Tony Goode

  • Theatre for Community, Conflict and Dialogue

    Michael Rohd


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