Theatre Club

11 fevereiro 2019

Algumas atividades realizadas com os alunos do primeiro ciclo do AEA.

All groups


Expected results

At the end of the classes the expected results will be:

  1. Oral Communication Skills

Acting onstage teaches you how to be comfortable speaking in front of large audiences, and some of your theatre classes will give you additional experience talking to groups. Furthermore, your work on crews teach you that clear, precise, and well-organized oral communications are best.

  1. Willingness to Work Cooperatively

Your work in a theatre class teaches you how to work effectively with different types of people – often very different types! In theatre, it’s important that each individual supports the others involved.

  1. The Ability to Work Independently

In theatre, you’re often assigned tasks that you must complete without supervision.Directing, working out characterization outside of rehearsals, etc. It’s left up to you to figure out how best to achieve the goal.

     4.   Acceptance of Rules

In theatre you work within the structure of a set of procedures and rules. You learn that you must be a “good follower.”

  1. Respect for Authority

Only one person can be in charge of any given portion of a production. The director. Theatre teaches you to willingly accept and respect authority.

  1. Adaptability and Flexibility

Theatre students must be adaptable and flexible. You need to be willing to try new ideas, accept new challenges, and have the ability to adapt to constantly changing situations and conditions.

  1. Self-Discipline

Theatre demands that you learn how to control your life. More than other students, you are forced to make choices between keeping up with responsibilities and doing things you’d rather do. You learn to govern yourself.

     8.   Concentration

Acting classes in particular stress concentration, and once you have learned that skill as an actor, it can be transferred to other activities.

  1. Self-Confidence

Theatre training teaches you confidence in yourself. Your accomplishments in theatre show you that you can handle a variety of jobs, pressures, difficulties and responsibilities. You develop a “Yes, I can!” attitude.

  1. Enjoyment – “This is fun!”

We learn how to find enjoyment in what we do. That’s a valuable attribute.

Primary School

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Educational targets

The importance of drama in education is significant.

Drama helps students:

  1. to engage with the creative side of the brain
  2. to provide an ideal balance in their patterns of study
  3. to do practical learning and not to become swamped in a sea of theory
  4. to improve their overall academic results

 Expected results

At the end of the classes the expected results will be:

  1. Students gain important life skills as they learn the value of critical feedback, both positive and constructive.
  2. Children have the opportunity to celebrate the richness and depth of human expression in all of its forms. Through creative expressionstudents learn to comprehend our world better and are therefore better equipped to navigate the challenges they might be faced with upon graduating from secondary schooling.
  3. Drama allows an avenue to develop cognitive abilities that complement study in other disciplines. For example, drama students learn to approach situations in an array of different manners which can help to develop creative thinking and new study techniques. Further, it builds confidence which benefits public speaking opportunities. The talent that students discover can form habits which transcend all areas of study.
  4. Communication between peersis accelerated as students are exposed to group activities. This experience also provides opportunity for students to display cultural leadership qualities.
  5. Some students find their ‘voice’. They may discover they are natural problem solvers or leaders. Creative expression is a great way to build self-confidenceand can be particularly beneficial for introverted and reserved children.
  6. Drama class can also be a source of solitude– a place where a child is able to shut out their surrounds and immerse themselves in a creative environment. This process allows the imaginationto thrive, aiding internal exploration. It’s a natural precursor to a well-developed sense of self.
  7. Drama class can act as an agent through which a variety of emotions can be learned, rehearsed and practiced. Adolescents can find it difficult to express their emotions and so theatre provides a great outlet for children to explore a wide range of feelings including delight, anger and unhappiness. This experience can define a child’s growing sense of independence and interdependence.

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