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Drama in Education Programme (Primary)
Absolute Minds’ Drama in Education Programme was developed with the Ministry of Education’s 21st Century Competencies Framework in mind.
It aims to create an equitable learning environment through value-based content exploration, active class participation and discussion in order to promote social, emotional and academic growth in our students. Drama as a subject is, in essence, embodied social and emotional learning, which exercises both hard skills (writing, reading) and soft skills (expression and communication, scope of imagination, creative thinking), as well as gives opportunities for both self-discovery and social interaction. As such, Drama in Education enhances our students’ development in the following five core competencies:
Self-awareness: To be able to identify their own personal thoughts and emotions and how they influence one’s actions.
=> Strengthened in class via the exploration of character motivations and situational circumstances
Self-management: To be able to manage and adjust their emotions, thoughts, and actions in different circumstances.
=> Explored through character exploration and portrayal exercises
Social awareness: To be able to identify, empathize and understand others from different backgrounds and cultures
=> Exposure via exploration of value-based stories and scripts and subsequent character studies and exercises
Relationship skills: To be able to form and nourish meaningful relationships between individuals and groups.
=> Built by encouraging them to work togther as cast when rehearsing for their performances and through team-building activities.
Responsible decision-making: To be able to make well-informed and respectful choices with regards to their social interactions and personal conduct.
=> Cultivated through energy, spatial and improvisation exercises, rehearsal and performance processes and ensemble-building
Primary 1 – Exposure to different forms of dramatic expression and increasing confidence in performing in front of an audience
Primary 2 – Exploration and utilization of drama skills in performance
Primary 3 – Encouraging independence, improvisation and a sense of ownership in performance creation