Global methodology: Engaging children in drama and theatre arts to enhance creative and aesthetic response

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Title:
Global methodology: Engaging children in drama and theatre arts to enhance creative and aesthetic response
Author:
Leedberg, Linda Carol, 1946-
Issue Date:
1995
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study proposes a different approach for teaching drama/theatre arts to encourage lifelong creative and aesthetic response. Teachers introduce domain-relevant concepts using children's intrinsically generated themes and stories. Because it roots children in both the generative and interpretive work of drama and involves the student holistically, this approach is labeled global. A reciprocal student-teacher relationship reinforces self-esteem and motivation as children work from within the drama process writing, directing, acting, designing, building, and reacting as audience. The global method works as a K-12 curriculum for children because it stresses developmental theory in both creative and aesthetic growth. To this end, the global approach encourages openness, flexibility, self-direction, divergent and heuristic thinking, risk taking, and perseverance in a collaborative setting natural to drama and life. Drawing from personal observations and writings on creativity and aesthetics, the author builds a case for this method to merge disparate views on drama in education.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Fine Arts.; Theater.; Education, Curriculum and Instruction.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Theatre arts
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Husted, Karen K.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleGlobal methodology: Engaging children in drama and theatre arts to enhance creative and aesthetic responseen_US
dc.creatorLeedberg, Linda Carol, 1946-en_US
dc.contributor.authorLeedberg, Linda Carol, 1946-en_US
dc.date.issued1995en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study proposes a different approach for teaching drama/theatre arts to encourage lifelong creative and aesthetic response. Teachers introduce domain-relevant concepts using children's intrinsically generated themes and stories. Because it roots children in both the generative and interpretive work of drama and involves the student holistically, this approach is labeled global. A reciprocal student-teacher relationship reinforces self-esteem and motivation as children work from within the drama process writing, directing, acting, designing, building, and reacting as audience. The global method works as a K-12 curriculum for children because it stresses developmental theory in both creative and aesthetic growth. To this end, the global approach encourages openness, flexibility, self-direction, divergent and heuristic thinking, risk taking, and perseverance in a collaborative setting natural to drama and life. Drawing from personal observations and writings on creativity and aesthetics, the author builds a case for this method to merge disparate views on drama in education.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectFine Arts.en_US
dc.subjectTheater.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Curriculum and Instruction.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineTheatre artsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHusted, Karen K.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1362212en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b33306412en_US
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