In Role Teaching and Learning Dramatically

ISBN-10: 0887510582
ISBN-13: 9780887510588
Edition: 1994
Authors: Patrick Verriour
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Book details

List price: $16.50
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Pippin Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 11/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

One of the English-speaking world's leading drama educators skilfully demonstrates how classroom drama can be used as an exciting medium for integrating learning across the curriculum, so that students of all ages discover fresh perspectives in their understanding of the world in which they live, and different ways of expressing their thoughts and ideas. In this way, bridges are built between the arts in general, (and drama in particular), and other areas of the curriculum. Patrick Verriour is convinced that drama has a powerful role to play in facilitating change within the classroom, seeing it as absolutely central to all students' learning.

Patrick Verriour was born in Devon, England, where he received his early training in drama education with David Kemp and Brian Way at St. Luke's College, Exeter. In addition to acting and directing for adult audiences, he was also a member of a children's theater group taking drama into the schools. Since leaving England he has taught drama in Nigeria and Canada at all classroom levels. Now an associate professor at the University of British Columbia, Patrick has developed four highly successful drama in education courses there. He has given countless workshops on the use of drama across the curriculum, has written extensively on drama and language development as well as on drama in the multilingual and multicultural classroom, and was guest editor of an award winning Drama in Education issue of Theory Into Practice. But, above all, Patrick remains passionately committed to a wider recognition of the role of all the arts in children's and young people's education.

Introduction
Playing Dramatically
Integrating Learning in Drama
Dramatic Playing
Areas of Learning
Drama in the Curriculum
Integrating Learning Dramatically
Negotiating in Play
Working Cooperatively
Developing a Thematic Unit
Session One: Introducing Dramatic Playing
Session Two: Selecting a Teaching Strategy
Session Three: Taking Roles
Session Four: Developing Cooperative Learning
Session Five: Developing a Sense of Ownership
Session Six: Exploring Another Perspective
Planning for Future Sessions
Summary of the Thematic Unit
Assessment of Student Learning
More Ideas for Thematic Units
Planning Dramatically
Developing Shared Contexts of Meaning
Planning the Task
Background to the Planning
Session One: Brainstorming the Topic
Planning for the Dramatic Playing
Session Two: Finding a Focus
Teaching Dramatically
Teaching In Role
Dramatic Playing Across the Curriculum
Primary Reading: Working from a Picture Book
Intermediate Reading: Responding to a Novel
Social Studies: Interpreting a Photograph
Exploring a Fairy Tale
Thinking Dramatically
Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
Questioning as a Tool for Teaching and Assessment
Different Types of Questions in Dramatic Playing
Reflective Writing
Observation
A Play Is a Play
Additional Readings for Teachers
Additional Resource List

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