Children play Theatre
In “Children Play Theatre” more than 60 theatre plays for children have been developed.
Children Play Theatre sees drama in education as an ideal medium for cross-curricular work and treats a broad spectrum of subjects. There are seven series, each of which follows the concept of a flexible cast, so that the whole class can be involved, and stimulating subject-matter for the children:
- Technology and
Natural Sciences Competences -
The project has been presented to education experts at several national and international academic congresses and sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Research of the State of NRW.
The Potential of Theatre with Children
Children experience the world about them through play. For this reason complex subject-matter can best be treated with especially written dramas for children and young adults. Respect for the environment, tolerance, understanding of other cultures: these and other subjects can be negotiated playfully with suitable drama processes and drama texts. While taking part in theatre children are able to approach other cultures and language through play and through action. Children become involved with the content of the plays, so that e.g. scientific, technical, historical subject-matter can be studied. Beyond this the child’s self-confidence, team spirit and understanding of the importance of being considerate are strengthened. In this way drama contributes to the development of the child’s personality.
The Project in the Public-The project was presented to the public at the Leipzig Bookfair 1995 and several other educational fairs.
-A large number of the theatre plays developed in the project has been edited by different publishers.
-Furthermore it has been presented in exhibitions at the university library Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen and at the Ministry for School, Youth and Children in Düsseldorf.
Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen
Prof. Dr. rer.
nat. Wolfgang Haupt
Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Wehling
Yulia Mouraviova, Dipl.-Des.
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