The dramatization teaching method refers to a collection of teaching tools that include traditional drama techniques, such as improvisation, storytelling, role playing and games. A lot of emphasis is placed on engaging students through interactive activities. Dramatic teaching is integrated into many different types of curriculum.
There are many ways to use dramatization teaching methods in the classroom. Teachers can use it to help students gain deeper insights into lessons, build on concepts and themes or as a means to test student knowledge. These creative techniques often bring a bit of chaos into the learning process, and teachers guide their students through this creative chaos while staying within the framework of the curriculum.
Teachers may choose to use dramatic teaching methods, such as teacher in role, storytelling or still images. In the teacher in role method, the teacher assumes a character role to guide discussion on a topic. The teacher may use costuming or props to give the role more depth, and the teacher answers questions from students while in character. With the storytelling method, the teacher brings the subject matter to life through the use of stories. The stories incorporate key information from the course and turn it into a compelling story that is told in the teacher's own words. With the still images method, the teacher instructs students to form a circle, and each student takes a turn at recreating a still image with their bodies that represents a specific topic idea.