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Ten Lessons Theatre Teaches

 

What impact does Theatre have as an educational tool?

 

  • Theatre teaches its participants about making good judgments in relationships.

 

  • Theatre teaches that problems can have more than one solution.

 

  • Theatre celebrates multiple perspectives.

 

  • Theatre teaches than in complex forms of problem solving, purposes are seldom fixed but change with circumstances and opportunity.

 

  • Theatre teaches that neither words nor numbers define what we can know.

 

  • Theatre teaches that small differences can have large effects.

 

  • Theatre teaches one how to think through and within a material.

 

  • Theatre teaches that actions convey what cannot be said.

 

  • Theatre teaches one to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.

 

Brought to you by the Educational Theatre Association originally created by and used with permission from the Iowa High School Speech Association, Iowa Thespians, and the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education.
 
 
    
 
 
Students in the Arts Continue to Score Higher on SAT's
In 2004, students who participated in the arts scored higher on both verbal and math SAT's. Students in Theatre Arts scored 55-66 points higher on the verbal test and 25-35 points higher on the math test.
 
Sources: The College Board, profile of College-Bound Seniors National Report for 2001, 2002 and 2004.
New York State Theatre Educators Association (NYSTEA)
 
 
 
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