- Fördert die emotionale, kreative und intellektuelle Entwicklung des Mensches.
- Fördert Spontaneität, selbstständiges Denken, Originalität, körperliche- und
– differenziert wahrnehmen
– Durchhaltevermögen und Konzentration
– Emotionen und Gefühle
– genaues Zuhören
– Probleme lösen und Kompromisse finden
- Das Handwerk des Theaterspielens bietet ganzheitliches Lernen mit allen Sinnen.
- Wir trainieren reflektieren und kritisch analysieren.
- Theater bietet Raum für fächerübergreifenden Unterricht.
Drama and Theater in the Curriculum
My primary aim as a teacher is to use drama and theatre as a means for helping students to become better people. That is, to gain a deeper awareness of each person as a unique individual, to sympathize with, understand and support people different then oneself; to develop a greater understanding and sensitivity to the surrounding world and to human interaction. Support and reinforcement of academic learning is also a vital aspect of my teaching.
The style I use is movement-based, eclectic and dynamic. My goal is to enable
students to develop their own individual and unique form of self-expression, and my approach is student-centered. I take very seriously the input, body language and material I perceive in a group, and mould and tailor my lesson plans around their interests and needs, and, when relevant, their class teacher`s aims and goals for the class. I value collaboration, both with the students and their class teacher.
In addition, I wish to impart a love and excitement about the process of play and play-making, and an appreciation of the art of theatre to the students.
Because I strive to develop the emotional, creative and intellectual sides of each student, I use many different methods, including teacher-in-role, theatre
improvisations and role-playing, creative movement, theme-oriented drama and post-modern dance techniques.
It is important to create and build an open, trusting and fun working atmosphere, where risk-taking, an exploration of new ideas and new forms of expression, and the ability to meet the unknown (and unknowable!) are nurtured.
I am organized, yet flexible. Prepared lesson plans, based on a theme, project or long or short-term goals are vital. Because flexibility is important, I can alter the plans according to group mood, needs, or the school situation at the moment (within reason). Although success can never be guaranteed, one strives to be at least always interesting!
My work is influenced by the theories of Piaget. I begin where the students „are“, and help them make their own discoveries as we work toward our goals and learning outcomes.
Why Theatre and Drama in Education?
Creative Dramatics encourages the emotional, creative and intellectual
development of the child. It aids in the development of intuition and inner
resourcefulness, as well as fostering originality of thought, independence of
expression, and offers important practice in problem-solving skills.
Drama enables students to „practice living.“ With role-playing and
characterization, the student tries on various roles, discarding the ones that
don`t feel right and exploring the ones that do. One can play out fears or
express ideas and feelings that may not otherwise find expression. An increase
in self-confidence, and a greater sense of ease with oneself are obvious
benefits of the experience of drama.
Further, drama encourages group cohesion, by providing opportunities to
negotiate roles, share ideas and learn the value of cooperation. Sensitivity and
an appreciation of the similarities and differences among people are thereby
In drama class we are engaged in imagining, acting out and thinking about both the life we perceive and experience around us, and the life contained within each one of us. Through playing theatre, students learn about themselves and each other, and discover new forms of expression and communication.