School Play

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

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