1st Edition

Teaching of Drama in the Primary School, The

ISBN 9780582089068
Published May 9, 1993 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

The importance of drama in primary school has been elevated in recent years, with many teachers continuing to make it high priority in their teaching. They recognise that it can enrich children's understanding of the world and motivate and encourage them in other curriculum work.

This lively and readable book offers a blend of theory and practice based on the author's own considerable experience as a drama teacher. He provides numerous examples taken from work with children in schools, which will help teachers to prepare for drama sessions in the classroom. The book examines the role of drama as a subject in its own right as well as its role in delivering other aspects of the curriculum within primary education. It assumes no prior knowledge of teaching drama and will therefore be useful to trainee teachers and in-service teachers wanting to make use of drama in their daily teaching.

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
Part 1: The Place of Drama in the Primary School
1. Introduction
Part 2: Drama in Practice
2. Starting out
3. Working methods
4. Organisation and development
5. Drama and the whole curriculum
Part 3: Early years
6. Drama with children in Key Stage 1
Part 4: Performance and Production
7. Developing ther work towards presentation
8. The Donkeyman's Daughter
Part 5: Planning and Assessment
9. Planning and assessment
10. Opening up and planning a topic-based drama project
Appendix: General Advice

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