Created on April 21, 2021
FIT FOR FUTURE PROJECT
ȘCOALA GIMNAZIALĂ NR. 1 DICHISENI, CĂLĂRAȘI COUNTY / ROMANIA
Drama brings play, humour, and laughter to learning; this improves motivation and reduces stress. Pretend play and drama games allow students to express a range of emotions. Aggression and tension are released in a safe, controlled environment, reducing antisocial behaviours.
Encouraging students to take risks in drama class and performing for one another teaches students to trust their ideas and abilities. The confidence gained in drama class applies to school, career and developing life skills.:
Students get to pretend and play different characters through vocal expression and through their body language. They get the opportunity to role-play different situations, time periods and cultures. This promotes compassion, tolerance and understanding for other people’s feelings and points of view.
Drama enhances verbal and non-verbal expression of ideas. This improves voice projection, articulation of words, fluency with language, and persuasive speech. Listening and observation skills develop by playing and participating in drama and theatre exercises, being an audience, rehearsing, and performing.
The physical movement in drama improves control and balance, coordination and flexibility.
For Teachers and Schools
Supporting students to make creative choices, think of new ideas and interpret familiar material in new ways is essential to learning.
Playing, practising and performing develop a sustained focus of mind, body and voice, which helps in other school subjects and throughout life.
Poems, legends, rhymes, stories, and plays used in drama develop students’ awareness about social issues and conflicts from different cultures, past and present, all over the world.
Students develop their communications skills by working on the who, what, where and why to the audience. Improvisation fosters quick-thinking to solutions, which leads to greater capability and adaptability in life.
Students learn to work with one another and value each other’s work and enjoy working as part of a team.
Cooperation / Collaboration:
The social interaction and risk taking in drama develops a trust in self, each other and their environment.