Drama therapy is the intentional use of theatre processes to promote personal integration and healing (Jennings, 2013) III. A combination of psychology and theatre, drama therapy uses theatre and personal expression to deal with the inner psyche of psychologically affected patients (Let me start by telling you a bit more about what are some of the techniques used in drama therapy: _Preview___) Body – (include citations of sources) I. There are some core techniques which are commonly used in drama therapy to help patients to connect with their emotions (Langley, 2006) a. Dramatic projection: the process of selecting aspects of self and using drama therapy to change his perspective of the situation b. Embodiment: using one’s physique to describe his or her own emotion. i.
Drama is literature written for performance--or at least written in a style that would allow for stage performance. As a text form, drama can be thought of as story told though spoken remarks and stage directions(Kurland ,2000) .When we hear the term drama we think fun, excitement , expression of one’s self . A famous quote says that “play is not in the words, it’s in you” (Steller Adler). In the world of drama it is essential that we understand the difference between Process and Product Drama. The importance behind their differences is vital as it will help one to better able appreciate ad understand what drama is really about and what drama entails because drama is seen as much more than just movements , drama is life itself.
“Places, everyone!” Drama is an exciting, emotional, and unexpected series of events or set of circumstances. Through vibrant graphics and intricate plots, Raina Telgemeier encaptures all of this in her graphic novel, Drama. Drama is filled with many ups and downs, but the protagonist, Callie, overcomes numerous challenges with heroism and the help of her friends. From her middle school musical to boy trouble, Callie realizes that all drama isn’t that bad. Raina Telgemeier’s Drama should be included in the Little Free Library due to its heroic lessons, Telgemeier’s confidence boldness in attempting to socially broaden the minds of young readers, and its established popularity.
Heathcote (1970) pinpoints that drama naturally serves thinking, talking, and writing through role-playing and collaborative work. Similarly, Carroll (1980) believes that the act of role-taking in the classroom is central to the creation of discourses that represent students thinking. For Carroll (1988), drama is a creative force that demands a different sort of discourse from both teacher and students. In his study, he used socio-linguistic frameworks and Halliday’s Systemic Linguistics to compare the talks that occur in drama and talk in another classroom. Carroll indicated the differences between drama classrooms and ‘regular classrooms’ to make a point regarding the importance (or appropriateness) of drama work in
Miss told us what these meant and why they were important, and the importance of an engaged audience in Drama. We then did a drama game where you split into two lines, both facing each other. Miss told us certain situations we had to act out, such as one person being a baby, and one person being an adult talking baby talk to the first person. We went through a variety of different situations, and this helped reinforce the "Elements of Drama" and boosted our drama confidence. After the first drama game the class split up into two groups, this time to play a drama game involving truths and lies.
For drama is considered a useful and a unique teaching tool, vital for language development. Dramatic activities include role-play, simulation, games, acting and miming. These activities give the students opportunities to explore ideas and characters in the target language. The preparatory work which involves discussion is more important than presentation. For the focus is on doing rather than presentation.
THE IMPORTANCE OF DRAMA AND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION IN YOUNG LEARNERS. 1. Introduction. “Drama is a unique tool to explore and express human feeling, it is an essential form of behaviour in all cultures, it is a fundamental human activity” (Anon,1999). “Language acquisition is the process by which we acquire the capacity to perceive and comprehend language, as well as tom produce and use words and sentence to communicate” (Berwick, Roeper, et al.,1990 ).This essay will focus on how learners can acquire language through drama with the theme at the park.
As children participate fully, lasting impressions are created in their minds which can speed up their creative thinking. Drama in Education focuses on experimental attitude, in which mistakes, failures, weaknesses, strengths and exercises that in normal sense may not work are all viewed as useful learning tools for the child. One process under the Drama in Education as a methodology for educating the child is Creative Dramatics, ‘a democratic process for children education and self consciousness’(Baldwin and Fleming, 2003,
English is undoubtedly the most widely used language and the most important and main source of international communication in the present day world.English is the lingua franca in present age. Being the global language, as it is called, it is used and learnt all over the world in one way or the other way either as a mother tongue or as a foreign or second language. Thus having the status of being a world-language, English is taught in almost every school all around the world keeping in mind some important principles and methodologies for the successful teaching – learning process. The paper discusses the importance of English language, some of the principles, history and critical evaluation of some of the important methodologies of English language teaching in the classrooms for a better understanding and successful teaching –learning process. Keywords: ELT, Methods, Approaches, Linguistics, Techniques, Global Language.