CREATIVE DRAMA AND EXAMPLE OF ACTIVITY PLAN IN STEM

Nesrin Özsoy, Sinan Özyer

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What our century requires is an individual, who can recognize and solve a problem, think in a critical manner, are productive, responsible, and open to innovation, and are capable of cooperating with others. The requirements of our era are also reflected on education. Education systems change and improve accordingly; thereby new education systems are discussed. One of these education systems is STEM, which is an acronym of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM is an educational approach, which integrates education with the application opportunities provided by technology and engineering that are based on the fields of science and mathematics and which includes all stages of education from pre-school to higher education. In this study, creative drama method and its applicability on STEM education process have been discussed. Problem solving, creating a problem, approaching a problem from different perspectives, and mathematical thinking skills, all of which are among the objectives of STEM, correspond to the acquisitions of creative drama. Considering this, it can be argued that creative drama, which is an interdisciplinary work, is an effective teaching method enriching the learning environment for STEM that is an integrated learning. A creative drama activity plan that can be improved by being used in STEM applications has been presented in the appendix.

 

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STEM, creative drama, mathematics education, science education, activity plan

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