Theater lessons convert to contemporary expertise Alton Telegraph Students in the youngest class work through story theatre, creative dramatics and process drama to imagine and invent theatrical ideas that they will turn into a production.
SAN JUAN BAUTISTA >> When it comes to integrating arts into the teaching process, there are a million different ideas of what that means, according to Bob Bullwinkle, visual and performing arts director for the Fresno County Office of Education.
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Adult drama classes launch at Bishop's Stortford pub Herts and Essex Observer It is designed for adults of all abilities – from budding thespians to seasoned West End performers – who would like to work on their acting skills and learn new...
Theatre activist gives slum kids a voice Times of India "From convincing their parents to making the children understand the techniques of dance, drama and acting, it has been a long journey," said Suresh Kumar Hazzu, the founder of HMT.
“If language comprehension is a simulation process that uses neural systems of action, then perhaps we can better teach kids how to understand what they read by getting them to literally simulate the actions,” he explained.
Researchers attributed this conclusion to what are called “mirror neurons.” Kevin Washburn has a useful and short piece on them if you want to learn more.
Of course, these findings are nothing new to teachers of English Language Learners who have used Total Physical Response and other similar techniques for years.
You can read more about those instructional strategies at The Best Resources On Students Using Gestures & Physical Movement To Help With Learning.