Teacher in role is a method of teaching that utilizes techniques of drama to facilitate education. Drama is the specific mode of Fiction represented in Performance. Education encompasses both the Teaching and Learning of Knowledge, proper conduct, and technical competency It is a holistic teaching method designed to integrate critical thought, examination of emotion and moral values and factual data to broaden the learning experience and make it more relevant to everyday life situations. Distinguish from the suffix -holism, which describes addictions Critical thinking consists of mental processes of discernment, Analysis and Evaluation. An emotion is a mental and physiological state associated with a wide variety of feelings thoughts and behaviours A moral is a message conveyed or a lesson to be learned from a story or event Personal life (or everyday life or human existence) is the course of an individual Human 's life especially when viewed as the sum of personal choices
If the role of a teacher is to teach, the role of a student must be to learn. In Education, a teacher is one who helps Students or pupils often in a School, as well as in a Family, religious or The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" However, it has been agreed that learning is not only an exercise in reading and reciting facts, but in gaining a deeper insight of events and situations. This is where drama becomes an invaluable tool. Through the use of drama and dramatic conventions a teacher does not only teach and learn the what but also the why and how. Dramatic Conventions are the specific actions or techniques the actor writer or director has employed to create a desired dramatic effect/style
We each adopt different 'roles' in everyday situations, these roles change with the situation, we all have numerous roles in life. A role (sometimes spelled rôle) or a social role is a set of connected Behaviors Rights and Obligations as conceptualized by actors We can imagine those roles as hats that we wear at appropriate times (eg. Son, Brother, Teacher, Employee etc). These roles have "implied" behaviour, which we all know. It is this implied social behaviour which we can use in drama and dramatic situations to create deeper understanding and meanings. Social psychology is the study of how people and groups interact
Mantle of the Expert is a drama in education device designed by Dorothy Heathcote. In Mantle of the Expert, students are in-role as experts in any given area. They cannot be simply told that they are experts, they have to really take on the role, and feel as if they are experts. This can be done through a number of character development games or exercises. The teacher is generally in-role in Mantle of the Expert, and provides a structure upon which the students can build to gradually progress to more independent learning. Mantle of the Expert is described, explained and exemplified in the book 'Drama for Learning: Dorothy Heathcote's Mantle of the Expert Approach to Education', by Dorothy Heathcote and Gavin Bolton. Mantle Of The Expert Website
By using role-play, the teacher gives them a way to view and think about a situation using the "implied" behaviour for the role they are given. In roleplaying, participants adopt and act out the Role of characters, or parts that may have personalities motivations and backgrounds different from Also in turn, the teacher can allow the students to become in charge of their own learning and facilitate them in it. We empower the individual making their expertise greater than our own. An "expert" ( is someone widely recognized as a reliable source of technique or Skill whose faculty for judging or deciding rightly justly Through role-playing, they gain knowledge of what the role entails.