Drama and Role Playing in Teaching Practice: The Role of Group Works

Yagmur Çerkez, Zehra Altinay, Fahriye Altinay, Elnara Bashirova


The research study aims to explore the essence of group work in drama and role playing for teaching practice
inline with the nature of collaborative learning process. This research study has qualitative nature by capturing
experiences of volunteer ninety pre-service teachers about group works, gained skills from drama and role
playing in their teaching practice within the scope of “Principles of Teaching and Methods” course in higher
education. Therefore, self-report was employed in this research. Thematic analysis was used to analyze
qualitative data based on key themes. The research findings revealed that pre-service teachers constructed both
practical and pedagogical knowledge regarding group work and shed a light to their teaching practice.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jel.v1n2p109

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