The Impact of Drama on Pupils' Language, Mathematics, and Attitude in Two Primary Schools
Fleming, M.; Merrell, C.; Tymms, P.
Professor Peter Tymms firstname.lastname@example.org
External Examiner (PGR)
This article reports on research which examined the impact of The National Theatre's Transformation drama project on young pupils' reading, mathematics, attitude, self-concept and creative writing in primary schools. Two of the schools taking part in Transformation were matched to two Control schools in the first two years of the project. Assessments were administered to all pupils at the start of Year 3 as a basis for comparison at the end of Year 4. The assessments were developed by the Performance Indicators in Primary School (PIPS) project, Curriculum Evaluation and Management Centre based at Durham and are widely used by schools across England. This meant that comparison could be made against a nationally representative sample of schools. Although the sample was small, the research project had interesting findings. The value-added scores of pupils in the Transformtion group were frequently higher/more positive than the scores of pupils in the Control group. The self-concept of the pupils in the Transformation group as determined by the questionnaires was significantly more positive than the pupils in the Control group at the end of Year 4. The article raises questions both about the type of research worth pursuing in the arts and drama, and what research in the arts should seek to achieve.
Fleming, M., Merrell, C., & Tymms, P. (2004). The Impact of Drama on Pupils' Language, Mathematics, and Attitude in Two Primary Schools. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 9(2), 177-197. https://doi.org/10.1080/1356978042000255067
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Deposit Date||Jan 29, 2007|
|Journal||Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis Group|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Drama, Self-concept, Value added, Reading, Mathematics, Attitude, Creative writing|
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