Goals of Creative Drama
The goals of creative drama include:
of the Art of Theatre
Purpose of Theatre Arts
develop an understanding of the ideas, attitudes, beliefs, and feelings of diverse people in different times throughout history as communicated through literature and theatre.
employ techniques for teaching and learning through developmental processes and activity-oriented methods.
promote higher level critical and creative thinking skills, problem recognition and problem solving, intuition, examination and implementation of conflict resolution, and the learning of reading, writing, math and other areas of the curriculum.
assist in focusing the emotions for controlled use, strengthening the imagination for creative self-expression, disciplining the voice and body for purposeful use, expanding intellectual horizons to include aesthetic awareness, developing self-discipline, and providing a basic understanding and critical appreciation of all the theatre arts.
involve making connections between theatre arts and other art forms, other curriculum areas, dramatic media, and the related use of technology including numbers and data.
provide an intense study of what playwrights seek to convey and how this is intensified through theatrical production, thus giving students insights into countless aspects of the diverse and changing world.
include the reading, viewing, listening, researching, writing, speaking, preparing to perform, performing, and directing of traditional and experimental theatrical forms, as well as, the accompanying aspects of technical production.
engage students in the creative process and the practical application of theatre techniques (such as observing, considering possibility, and communicating) which students can use in studying other areas of the curriculum and for life-long learning.
and enable students to function and communicate more proficiently, work independently as a member of a team, to value the individual contributions of others, and to learn virtually any subject matter in a more dynamic way.
Perceiving - To become aware directly through any of the senses.
Thinking - The act or practice of formulating in the brain; a way of reasoning, reflecting or judging.
Comprehending - To mentally take in the meaning, nature or importance.
Applying - To put into action or to adapt for a special use.
Integrating - The process of combining or coordinating separate and diverse understandings, perceptions or information into a more complete understanding of something.
Communicating - The art and technique of using effectively words, physical gestures or various types of technology to impart ideas, information or messages.
Creating - To produce through artistic or imaginative effort.
Analyzing - To separate into parts or basic principles so as to determine the nature of the whole.
Critiquing - To review or discuss critically.
Imitating (Kindergarten - grade 2) - To use or follow as a model the actions, appearance, mannerisms or speech of others.
Presenting (grades 3 - 5) - To offer or share, usually in a classroom or informal theatre setting, a portrayal or other theatre work for consideration or display.
Performing (grades 6 - 12) - To portray a role or skill before an audience in a formal or informal setting.
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