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Using Drama to Develop Communication Skills in the 21st Century Classroom

Show simple item record Eckersley , Mark 2018-08-01T06:07:23Z 2018-08-01T06:07:23Z 2016-07
dc.identifier.issn 2210-1829
dc.description.abstract The skills and knowledge which university and college students will need for the 21st century are unknowable. What is known is that flexibility, conceptual thinking, empathy, critical thinking and sophisticated communication skills are just some of the areas of expertise which need to be developed for the future. The following paper was delivered at The International Conference on Language Learning and Teaching in November 2015 in Dubai. The paper was delivered to university lecturers who are teaching students in English in L1 and L2 contexts in countries in Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe and North America. It draws on the work of Augusto Boal, Dorothy Heathcote, Keith Johnstone, Cecily O’Neill, Constantin Stanislavski and Rudolf Laban to advocate the use of drama in the development of the communication skills which university and college students need for the 21st Century. The presentation explored the ways that drama can be used to effectively engage English L1 and ESL Learners to develop effective communication skills in everything from vocabulary work to speaking Skills to developing game simulations and computer programs. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Bahrain en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri *
dc.source International Journal of Bilingual & Multilingual Teachers of English
dc.subject Drama
dc.subject ESL
dc.subject Role-playing
dc.subject Improvisation
dc.subject Boal
dc.subject Reader’s Theatre
dc.subject Stanislavski
dc.title Using Drama to Develop Communication Skills in the 21st Century Classroom en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.volume 04
dc.issue 01
dc.pagestart 45
dc.pageend 49
dc.source.title International Journal of Bilingual & Multilingual Teachers of English
dc.abbreviatedsourcetitle IJBMTE

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