HOW CAN DRAMA LESSONS IMPROVE THE CLASSROOMS' LEVEL
It is common truth that humans learn by imitating(ie infants from their parents.pupils from their teachers etc) in many ways such as language,thinking,speaking,ethics and so on.
A teacher is often called a spiritual parent among their children and as N.Kazantzakis said:“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students
to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.”
A good and useful way to approach the students' method of learning-among others-is the combination of ideas/knowledge skills and stories/alligories.
Stories ie drama,from ancient times is considered to be a good "sghool"(as our ancestors used to say).Many information can be easily transfered from trainers to teir students through drama
and written acts-dialogues.If we could make an epitom on the usefulness of Drama we could mention :
~Through well known-classic writtersstudents come closer to a better language level,as they have the unique chance to make big an improvement on their vocabulary,enrich their expression
in writting and speaking and at the same time get familiar with pieces of literature.
~traditional teaching alone can be boring and old fashioned,while using drama into a classroom students take more an active partin learning.It is very likely that can identify themselves with
a hero of the drama story that they have in front of them as a mental/training food.
~We can also surely state that the mental feedback and interaction between students is well estblishedby taking roles and thus they can communicate nicely and firm the spiritual bonds
both between them and their teacher as well.
~We should add the idea that drama could be a motive for many students to cultivate their inner need of writing their own thoughts and experiences through such drama dialogues.
~Learning is more fun through stories and drama in general.The teachers show to their trainers-students that he is a learner too and finds new mental things and ideas in adding knowledge .
In this way they come closer to the souls of their children.
~Drama can be used in all student levels and ages(from kindergardens to Universties)...and this is the so-called "magic" about it!It givestomthe teachers and students the chance of Adaptability
in the procedure of teaching-learning feedback via a new method of tutoring and participating.
So we can conclude by saying that it worths to try teaching in a more "artistic way" and why not follow a more open minded pathway such as Drama.