Drama at school

Live dramatic art (…)

Here is another example of an engaging practice that, from a professional experience, fosters students’ SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT. By school engagement we mean students’ observable participation in school activities, sense of belonging to classmates and teachers, and valuing success in school-related goals.

It is implemented by: Teacher

It is directed at students aged: 9-11

Target group: Class-centered

Main subjects involved: Languages, Maths, Social sciences, Arts

ICT involvement:  Yes

Description of the practice: Live dramatic art at school where everyone plays a character in the play. This practice promotes students’ observable participation in school-related activities because it allows them to improve the performance of the characters. This practice also helps to raises students’ self-esteem and self-confidence, which contributes greatly to students’ engagement.

Drama enables the development of imitation and imagination skills of the child; it provides an understanding of the instructions given during activities and remembering them later, thus developing perception and memory, attention and concentration.

Accessible to any student: yes

Meaningful participation for every student: yes

Why? Everyone plays a character in the play

Support to the practice: No

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