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Dramatic Inquiry – Introduction
Dramatic inquiry demonstrates how techniques such as role playing, movement, and active listening are used in the classroom to explore complex ideas and problems.
- Dynamic, hands-on, interactive
- Hybrid of pretend play, theatrical form, and inquiry-based approaches
- Can be used to teach literature, science, language arts, or social studies
- Teacher has to create safe space
- Students slip into the minds of the characters
- Role play goes into just character at time. Dramatic inquiry explores many characters, and how they interact, how themes emerge from the interactions. Students may switch roles.
- Learning authentically, connecting the text to real life
Teacher: Andrea McCallister, 9th grade