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Pupils with Learning Difficulties (Secondary): The Class Play (5 Parts)

Synopsis
Part 1: Description of school; types of difficulties experienced by pupils; reasons for trying a class play; pupils at work.
Part 2: Aspects of language - reading and speaking, hesitancy and stumbling; selection of appropriate text, discussion; learning scripts; expressiveness.
Part 3: Problems of acting and staging; props; interdepartmental co-operation; movement on stage; pupils’ difficulty with acting; value of acting for these pupils.
Part 4: Problems and satisfactions of putting on a class play with remedial pupils.
Part 5: Panel discussion on the merits of drama for remedial pupils.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. U-matic, VHS. b&w. 22, 22, 17, 13, 29 min.
Year of production
1980
Availability
Sale
Documentation
Leaflet available.
Uses
Student teachers.
Subjects
Drama; Education
Keywords
drama therapy; remedial education; secondary education; special needs education

Credits

Director
Ian R Hutchison
Producer
Ian R Hutchison
Writer
J Cheyne
Contributor
Ian R Hutchison

Sections

Title
Language aspects
Synopsis
Part 1: Description of school; types of difficulties experienced by pupils; reasons for trying a class play; pupils at work.

Title
Acting and staging
Synopsis
Part 2: Aspects of language - reading and speaking, hesitancy and stumbling; selection of appropriate text, discussion; learning scripts; expressiveness.

Title
Interview with the teacher
Synopsis
Part 3: Problems of acting and staging; props; interdepartmental co-operation; movement on stage; pupils' difficulty with acting; value of acting for these pupils.

Title
Staff discussion
Synopsis
Part 4: Problems and satisfactions of putting on a class play with remedial pupils.

Sponsor

Name

Dundee College of Education, Department of Education and Educational Psychology

Distributor

Name

Northern College of Education

Phone
01382 464272
Fax
01382 464900
Address
Publications Unit
Gardyne Road
Broughty Ferry
Dundee
DD5 1NY

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