THE INFLUENCE OF TUTORED DRAMATIC PLAY ON THE SOCIAL RELATIONS OF STUDENTS IN THE FIFTH GRADE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

MENON ©online Journal Of Educational Research, 4th Issue, April 2017, University of Western Macedonia - Faculty of Education, Issue 4, Florina, Greece, p.18 (2017)

Keywords:

Dramatic play, group cohesion, observation, peer relations, social acceptance, social relations, sociometry

Abstract:

The present study examined the influence of tutored dramatic play on the social relations of students in the Fifth grade of primary school, as regards peer acceptance and group cohesion. Two methodological tools were used: sociometry as a quantitative approach and observation as a qualitative approach. Research findings were in accordance with previous similar applications of drama education activities. Specifically, they indicated improvement of group cohesion, increase of social acceptance tendencies, as well as of social rejection ones, improvement in particular of cross-sex relationships and increase of expressed liking among pupils

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