Academic journal article European Journal of Social & Behavioural Sciences, The

Editors' Message

Academic journal article European Journal of Social & Behavioural Sciences, The

Editors' Message

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http://dx.doi.org/10.15405/ejsbs.170

In this Special Volume of EJSBS you can find six peer reviewed papers in the field of drama education. Some of them were presented at Iceepsy 2014 (Cyprus) and some at NOFA 2015 (Helsinki), but also articles which have been sent to this EJSBS journal and accepted to this special issue but not yet presented are included.

The theme of this special volume is drama as an educational concept. Today's post-modern evolving knowledge society and multiculturalism creates new demands for schools all over the world; pupils have to have the ability to acquire information and to cooperate. International research confirms that drama education can in many ways tackle these educational challenges that school systems are facing. The use of drama in education can be seen as an alternative to scripted schooling which aims at deeper conceptual understanding by preparing pupils to create new knowledge, to be creative. In drama, the teacher works together with the pupils using games, different drama conventions (freeze-frames, collective characters, teacher in role etc.) and theatre based rehearsals to devise short pieces of fictional situations. …

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