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Theatre is an important part of the educational process

Andreja Černel (2013) Theatre is an important part of the educational process. MSc thesis.

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    Theatre is an important part of the educational process. It doesn’t mean only a few essential scenes to learn about this kind of art work, but it means so much more. It can represent an understanding of relationships, learning etiquette, studying new learning content, relaxation. Teacher who in the learning process understands and uses theatrical play as a method of teaching and learning in the group, achieves visible results, because students are relaxed when moving around and in this way they easier and quicker accept and internalize new information. In this way, the process of receiving information covers all senses which strengthen memorization. The purpose of the research was to analyze the learning approach, where by the method of play, theatrical techniques new knowledge and skills are won in an unobtrusive way, especially considering each individual and its ability which strengthen over time. Theatrical activity includes physical activities to maintain alertness of brains and they are an important motivating factor in educational work. The study included 51 students (17 theatricals, 17 viewers, 17 non involved), 51 theatrical students, 12 students of morning care, 124 teachers of Styrian region, 4 successful mentors of theater groups. The results showed that work in theatrical activity deepens and strengthens knowledge. Results of the test of knowledge in the theater group (average results: pre-test, 22%, 98%-test, after-test 93%) are better than in the group of viewers (average results: pre-test, 21%, 85% test-, late test-65 %) and non involved (average results: pre-test, 22%, 27%-test, after-test 30%). We found out that the use of theatrical techniques encourages the usage of the written language (during the monitoring and observation the number of literary terms increased while the number of dialectical terms decreased by an average of 20%). The study confirmed the hypothesis that the majority of primary school class teachers rarely use theatrical techniques in the teaching process. The reason is too extensive learning materials, thus resulting time pressure. We also confirmed the hypothesis that students theatricals ascribe theatrical techniques a major importance in the educational work, since they can be used to learn a lot of new, and the lessons more interesting as well.effectiveness of educational interventions, the psychology of teaching, and the social psychology of schools as organizations …

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: theatrical techniques, learning for life, non-formal education, the educational process, teachers’ standpoints, pupils' standpoints, students' psychological needs
    Number of Pages: 146
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    red. prof. spec. Edvard MajaronMentor
    izr. prof. dr. Janez VogrincComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9714761)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 1661
    Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2013 11:58
    Last Modified: 14 Nov 2015 07:44
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1661

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