Drama, Narrative and Moral Education: Exploring Traditional Tales in the Primary Years

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Education - 200 pages
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Teachers are expected to take responsibility for children's moral development, particularly in the primary years, but how best to go about approaching the issues? In this book, the author explores a classroom approach that uses both drama and narrative stories to explore moral issues: drama gives children an opportunity to work through moral problems, make decisions and take up moral positions; stories offer a resource for moral education whereby children can learn through the 'experiences' of those in the story. Through providing a number of case studies, the author shows how this may be done by practitioners in the lassroom.
  

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Contents

Narrative and the Moral Life
13
Myth Morality and Drama
37
Emotion Reason and Moral Engagement in Drama
59
Potential Features
75
Drama
100
Jack and the Beanstalk Ethical Exploration and
123
Moral and Cultural Values
144
Conclusion
172
Appendix 1
190
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Winston is of the University of Warwick.

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