A Step Towards Engaging Students: Recognizing Emotions through Theatre Structures

By Desiree Hamburger.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper explores several theatre structures to be utilized as entry points into recognizing basic emotions through body language and vocal expressions.

Keywords: Teachers, Motivating, Engaging, Theatre, Activity, Students, Emotions

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 10, pp.115-120. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 832.672KB).

Desiree Hamburger

Desiree Hamburger is a trained actress and K-12 certified teacher who has taught acting, playwriting and design. She was awarded her BFA in Theatre, her M.A. in Elementary Education, her Ed.M. in Arts in Education from Harvard, and is now pursuing her PhD at New York University. Her main research interests lie in infusing theatre arts into teacher education programs, motivating teachers of all subject areas to use theatre structures in order to create an exciting and engaging classroom community of learners.


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