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5.10 ROLE PLAYING OR DRAMATIZATION

A number of techniques are being used currently for the modification of teacher-behavior. The simulated social skill training (SSST) is one of them. Cruick Shank (1968) has developed a teacher training system. This system of training is being denoted by several term such as: Role playing, Artificial teaching, Pilot training, Laboratory method, Clinical method and Inductive scientific method.

The Drama is a form of English literature like prose and poetry. It is also an effective method of teaching as well as device of training. It is effectively used for teaching historical stories and events. The events of history can not be repeated but can only be dramatized by role-playing. The historical content can be made more effective and interesting for the students. The following are the main methods of teaching Drama:

  • Lecture-Method,
  • Ideal drama method,
  • Classroom Drama-method of teaching.
  • Stage-Drama-method or Dramatization-method,
  • Review-method of teaching,
  • Integrated or Combined method of teaching.

The dramatization method and review-method are more useful for teaching Drama.

Meaning of Dramatization:

It is a method of teaching Drama and also training device of simulation. This method is also termed as simulated social skill training (SSST) or teaching. It is most useful for developing social skills. It is best method of teaching Drama, because in this method learners are most active and based on the principle learning by doing.

Objectives:

The main objectives is to develop the social skills for healthy enjoyment and recreation. It develops the skill of effective conversation. It provide the understanding of real life-situation.

Structure:

It is a dramatic strategy. The student-teacher has to play the role of student and teacher. The student-teacher has to teach a small lesson to his own colleagues, assuming them as secondary class students. They have to act as students. Every pupil has to teach a lesson in a rotation. The teaching is followed by discussion and suggestions which are given for the modification and improvement of behavior.

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