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Theory & Practice for Primary Schools

Written for Primary school teachers, undergraduate and postgraduate students of Education and Drama, this is a comprehensive theoretical and practical book which situates the teaching of drama in the context of the Irish Education system. It provides descriptions of a range of process dramas, which were facilitated and developed in primary schools throughout Ireland. Each drama is followed by an analysis of the theoretical and practical principles which underpin it, thereby seeking to empower the teacher with the knowledge and skills needed to implement further drama programmes. The emphasis of the book is on a particular approach to the teaching of drama known as process drama, which is the basis of the revised primary curriculum in Ireland.

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Planning and facilitating issues
  3. Drama and Play in the Early Years (Junior/Senior Infants)
  4. Part one - Winter’s Dilemma - (First/Second Class) Part Two - Teacher-in-Role
  5. Part One - The Children of Lir - (Third/Fourth Class) Part Two - Working Physically in drama
  6. Part One - The explorations of Tom Creen - (Fifth/ Sixth Class) Part Two - Improvisation
  7. Using script as a stimulus for Drama (Fourth to Sixth Class)
  8. Process Drama and Theatre
  9. Appendix

School Level: Primary

Class: Fifth Class

Subject: English

ISBN-10: 0717139344

ISBN-13: 9780717139347

Barcode: 9780717139347

Publisher: Gill Education

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Author: Paula Murphy, Margaret O'Keeffe

Product: Book

Format: Softback

Edition: 1st Edition

Language: English

Pages: 158

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Theory & Practice for Primary Schools

Written for Primary school teachers, undergraduate and postgraduate students of Education and Drama, this is a comprehensive theoretical and practical book which situates the teaching of drama in the context of the Irish Education system. It provides descriptions of a range of process dramas, which were facilitated and developed in primary schools throughout Ireland. Each drama is followed by an analysis of the theoretical and practical principles which underpin it, thereby seeking to empower the teacher with the knowledge and skills needed to implement further drama programmes. The emphasis of the book is on a particular approach to the teaching of drama known as process drama, which is the basis of the revised primary curriculum in Ireland.

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Planning and facilitating issues
  3. Drama and Play in the Early Years (Junior/Senior Infants)
  4. Part one - Winter’s Dilemma - (First/Second Class) Part Two - Teacher-in-Role
  5. Part One - The Children of Lir - (Third/Fourth Class) Part Two - Working Physically in drama
  6. Part One - The explorations of Tom Creen - (Fifth/ Sixth Class) Part Two - Improvisation
  7. Using script as a stimulus for Drama (Fourth to Sixth Class)
  8. Process Drama and Theatre
  9. Appendix

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