Dramatic Inquiry – The Inquiry Phase

Students explore the material while they are in character(Photo: WOSU)
  • Exploration thru role play. Students explore the material while they are in character
  • Students choose character, and then explore motivations and circumstances
  • Students explore imaginary world through the character’s eyes
  • 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?
  • Introduce essential questions, core themes of a topic or text
  • Essential questions are usually discussed as a group beforehand; core themes are restated by the teacher