Creative Dramatics In Nigerian Pre-Tertiary Institutions: A Study Of Selected Secondary Schools In Ibadan North Local Government, Oyo State.
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Osemwegie, Omowumi Mojisola
Creative-dramatics, Improvisation Pre-tertiary education, Teaching method,
From time immemorial, drama and education have mutually co-existed, with the former serving the latter, the play-way method of teaching has been of tremendous value to teaching and learning. In fact, many difficult subjects or topics have been demystified through this potent aid to teaching. With this understanding, this dissertation evaluates the effect of creative dramatics in Nigerian pre-tertiary institutions and teacherâ€™s knowledgability and perceptions about drama as a method of teaching. The noticeable result is that teachers are aware of creative dramatics as a means of teaching. However, they only hesitate to use it since they are not well tutored on drama. This work also observes a profound difference between the academic performance of students taught with a means of drama and traditional method of teaching. In addition, the study includes different creative dramatics techniques that are helpful even for traditional teachers (who are not drama inclined). It is therefore, concluded that creative dramatics should not be handled with levity and also be a major part of teaching methods in Nigerian pre-tertiary institutions. The reason is its immense contributions to the development of a child to become a rounded person.
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