For the past 10 summers the Columbus Police have changed tactics to reduce violent crime and gang activity. It’s called the Community Safety Initiative. Special groups of police officers patrol high crime neighborhoods.
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