Developing theatrical (…)
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: other professionals
It is directed at students aged: 9-11
Target group: Class-centered
Main subjects involved: Arts, Social skills
ICT involvement: No
Description of the practice: Developing theatrical competences at school, by role-playing and getting in a character’s shoes. Students develop reading skills, memory, artful expression and embody emotions.
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.
The benefits of dramatic play include: Learning conflict resolution, helping children to learn creative problem-solving skills alongside their peers. Exploring self-empowerment, allowing kids the opportunity to make choices, act out their feelings, and find a new connection to themselves.
Accessible to any student: yes
Meaningful participation for every student: yes
Why? They are motivated to participate in art as an expression of themselves and others.
Support to the practice: No