CREATIVE DRAMA MODULE

Whole Brain Method: Creative Drama Module

 

 

In the module which is one of the group activities of the Whole Brain Method, progress is made with creative drama being one of the most important promoter on communication skills. Generally, it is preferred to be applied along with most of the other modules. 

Since all sense organs are used effectively in the drama method, children’s communication skills such as attention, perception, listening, speaking, expressing and interpreting with also using the body improves. Thus, the children learn how to express and interpret him / herself and his / her problems. Drama, enables the children to be purified from the negative feelings such as shyness, timidity, etc.

Drama helps to materialize by understanding abstract and theoretical cases and concepts since it is executed by playing games. Thus, even if the incidents are complicated, the children understand sand interpret easily and learns how to deal with the conflicts positively.

It improves and enriches child’s imagination. Given that the inventions in the field of science and technology represents primarily their inventors, it will be easily understood how important it is that drama improves the child’s imagination. Furthermore, imagination is sine qua non also in the creation of art and artworks. Drama also plays a significant role in children being raised as individuals carrying an artistic soul.

Contributes to the improvement of esthetic sense and consciousness in the children. Thus, the children perceive and interprets concepts such as good, beautiful and true healthier.

Contributes to the improvement of children’s critical thinking skills. The child learns to look at the events and life with a critical eye and to interpret. Thus, the ability to intellectualize events, cases and concepts develops in the children and the children gravitates towards being an explorer rather than accepting everything presented to him / her as is.

Drama is a very important learning method. Children can learn the events and cases and the connections between these two concepts easily by drama. Thus, the children’s problem-solving skill will be improved and he / she will learn how to become skillful at being self-sustained.

Since drama is a group activity, it contributes to improving the social aspects of the child such as cooperation, social relations, communicating and expedites the social development.

It has a positive influence on the emotional development of the child and it contributes to the development of it since emotions are projected too during the activities. It enables the child to get out of Daily distress and to release his / her tension.

Children will recognize him / herself and his / her surroundings and the people around better within drama activities. Thus, the child’s ability to develop empathy will be improved and it will get easier to understand other individuals around him / her and the events taking place.

Although the primary purpose of drama is not entertaining the children, the child will be entertained and happy during drama activities. Drama cheers up the children and creates a feeling of hope and optimism.

Drama creates a well-established literature experience. Moreover, it initiates a tendency in the children to engage in art and contributes to embracing art and theatre.

It is a program which develops communication skills of the child such as attention, perception, listening, speaking, expressing and interpreting with also using the body. The purpose is to gain environmental awareness based upon children’s lives, raise environmental awareness and generalize this awareness to the various layers of the society with creative / educational drama method.

Objectives:

-Being able to communicate with the group
-Being able to form an interaction with the group
-Being able to acknowledge personal characteristics
-Being able to develop a sense of trust to another person
-Being able to use the sense organs
– Being able to recognize the details around
-Being able to develop empathy skill
-Being able to recognize the details around
-Being able to glorify the environment
-Being able to establish a cause and effect relationships regarding environment
-Being able to show emotions in proper ways
-Being able to develop the observation skill
-Being able to recognize the details around
-Being able to a comprehend and actualize starting and finishing instructions 
-Being able to solve the problem case regarding environmental pollution
-Being able to create an original product regarding environmental awareness by using big and small muscles and being able to notice own desires and skills as an individual.

 

Education intentional creative drama is also one of the communication arts. It is seen that the child is considerably active in linguistic skills when observed in drama exercises. When taking part in these activities, the children also gains skills such as thinking, speaking, listening, explaining and communicating with each other. All these skills (preparing a plan, problem solving) are obtained while giving natural reactions to the stimulations coming from own instincts and from others.

During drama activities, the children establish a dialogue with fictional characters in several cases by starting the verbal communication. The child speaks naturally, freely and   imaginatively. Nevertheless, the child can set his / her tone, volume, undertone and velocity of voice by means of organized activities once again.

 

 

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