The improvement of critical thinking through Drama Education for students in the fifth grade of Primary school

The aim of this article is to demonstrate how an intervention programme based on Drama education techniques can improve the critical thinking skills of students in the fifth grade of Primary school.
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Mantle of the Expert 2.0: from drama in education towards education in drama

There has been little research examining the balance between process and product in children’s arts education. In this study, Mantle of the Expert, the ‘drama in education’ approach of Dr. Dorothy Heathcote, MBE (1926-2011), has been explored as a method to create a non-scripted theatre performance with seven children between the ages of eight and ten years old.

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Applying Commedia dell’Arte

Commedia dell’Arte has many different interpretations and incarnations: from Art Deco Pierrot-led romantic ballet, to masked and carnivalesque renaissance bawdy, and sometimes heavily politicised, comedy. It can be quite an uncertain thing to define both onstage and within the classroom.

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