Vol 8 Issue 6 November 2021-December 2021
Shames Eldin Mohammed Alnour Hassan Zaroog
Abstract: This study aims at investigating the impact of using drama as an effective teaching method of developing Primary Schools pupils’ language proficiency. The thesis adopted descriptive analytical method. The study uses a questionnaire and a Primary Schools classrooms observation checklist as tools for data collection. The questionnaire was distributed to (40) Primary Schools teachers in Omdurman Locality, Khartoum state, Sudan. The SPSS programme (Statistical Package for Social Science) was utilized for data analysis. Observation as a tool is needed in this study as it gives the researcher a chance to observe directly what is being done inside the classroom. The researcher selects six public Primary Schools in Khartoum state, in Omdurman Locality. Three boys' schools and three girls' ones were chosen as samples of the observation. The observation is designed as a checklist observation. Based on the data analysis, the overall findings showed that, drama as a co-curricular activity is encouraged in schools since it is considered a valuable tool in encouraging development of communicative competence. Moreover, Participation in drama is believed to enable pupils communicate effectively. This study sought to establish if drama has influence on the development of a language among primary school pupils in Omdurman Locality.
The language of pupils who had experienced drama was compared to that of a similar classes of pupils whose teachers do not utilize drama in teaching. Furthermore, this study showed that drama pupils had better proficiency in using English language compared to non-drama pupils. Besides, it is found that, drama builds teachers’ and pupils’ self-confidence and concentration by reducing and minimizing the degree of anxiety during the process of teaching and learning. Drama also helps teachers to develop the Primary Schools pupils’ language proficiency through establishing a harmony and rapport classroom atmosphere. Drama develops creativity and helps pupils to understand the world around them through enhancing their imagination. Finally, drama makes the process of teaching and learning attractively funny and enjoyable, and motivates the pupils to interestingly continue studying.
The study recommended that, schools teachers should take up drama seriously as a main method of teaching, because it provides an opportunity for pupils to practice language for better competence. Besides, syllabus designers should involve activities that lead students to apply drama and acting when exposing to the activities such as role-play situations, dialogue and short stories. Moreover, teachers should receive training on implementing drama in teaching. In conclusion, it is carefully recommended that, process of teaching and learning attractively funny and enjoyable, and motivates the pupils to interestingly continue studying.
Keywords: dramatizing classroom applications- drama activities- a method of teaching- role play situations- acting out scenarios.
Title: Investigating the Impact of Using Drama as an Effective Teaching Method of Developing Primary Schools Pupils’ Language Proficiency
Author: Shames Eldin Mohammed Alnour Hassan Zaroog
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