The use of drama in the classroom

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The use of drama in the classroom

  1. 1. The Useof Drama in theClassroom
  2. 2. What is Drama? Drama is the specificmode of fiction represented in performance. The term comes from a Greek word meaning “action" ( δρᾶμα), which is derived from "to do."
  3. 3. Types of Dramas: Improvisation / Let’s Pretend Role Plays Mime Masked Drama Puppet Plays Performance Poetry Radio Drama
  4. 4. Advantages: Self - confidence Imagination Empathy Cooperation Fun Adaptability Create sensitivity and sense of awareness Universality
  5. 5. Disadvantages: Spontaneity is lost Activities may not be for all levelsSometimes causes embarrassmentTeachers fear of losing control
  6. 6. How to Use Drama in the Classroom
  7. 7. As English language teaching professionals were always on the lookout for new ideas and activities to expand the repertoire of dynamics in our EFL class rooms. One area which couldalways use more attention is the use of drama.
  8. 8. Ways to use Drama in the classroom:Role Play activities from the learner text books.Act Out video scenes.Use Scenes From Movies.Case-scenery.
  9. 9. Role Play activities from the learner text books If youre using a course book such as Interchange Third Edition, Side by Side, super goal, American Framework, First Class, etc. you can have the learnersstart out by "acting out" dialogues from their text books.
  10. 10. Act Out video scenes- If there is a video from the same course book series learners can act these out too.
  11. 11. Use Scenes From Movies Use dramatic scenes from movies and films as a basis for drama / dialogue practice. Famous, popular or memorable movie scenes work best. Have learners take the roles of characters in the movie scene and do the same lines as the original actors imitating accent, gestures, discourse, e tc.
  12. 12. Case-scenariosA case scenario is a made-up situation or problem using real-life constraints and affects in order to discuss andpredict how a certain situation could turn out in the real world.

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