Drama is an essential component in the educative and individual lives of all children. Children should be given the opportunity to experience drama both as participants and as audience throughout their primary school schooling and hopefully beyond.
Critically explore the statement above with specific analysis on:
-The benefits of educational drama in children’s lives.
-Educational drama theories and their contribution to drama education today-the main theorists and their contribution to the evolution of educational drama as an important learning approach for children and young people.
-Identify the place of theatre in children’s lives
-Discuss the importance of offering children both a participatory and audience role in their drama experience.