Dramatic Inquiry is a series of six learning modules demonstrating how techniques such as role playing, movement, and active listening are used in the classroom to explore complex ideas and problems. The series includes an introduction to dramatic inquiry; demonstrations of the key steps ignition, inquiry and illustration; and applications of dramatic inquiry in science, social studies and language arts.
Videos in This Series
Subject: the ethics of transplants
Essential question is introduced: When is killing right or wrong?
Knowledge is gained when the students reflect upon the role-playing
In its simplest form, inquiry might mean a student explains a new insight
Dramatic inquiry explores many characters, and how they interact, how themes emerge from the interaction
In its simplest form, inquiry might mean a student explains a new insight. More complexly, there could a lengthy discussion/debate by many students, such as: which patient might get a needed organ transplant?