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Theatre Education Benefits

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BENEFITS of THEATRE ARTS EDUCATION
WITH CHILDREN and YOUTH

How can being involved in Theatre help my child’s education?
According to the AMERICAN ALLIANCE FOR THEATRE AND EDUCATION (AATE), the benefits of Theatre Education are remarkable! It has been demonstrated that DRAMA can play a SIGNIFICANT role in the continual development of students’ vocabulary skills, reading comprehension, and the ability to understand and to become effective oral communicators.

What changes can I see in my child who performs in a Theatre production?
In addition to building social AND communication skills overall, performing arts can help students and youth recognize their potential for success by encouraging confidence in their academic abilities.

What critical life-skills will my child learn when performing and being involved in Theatre?
In addition to proven educational benefits, Theatre also provides skills in:
-A Goal-Oriented Approach to Work
-Motivation and Commitment
-Willingness to Work Cooperatively
-Self - Discipline
-Initiative
-Creative Problem Solving Abilities
-Time-Budgeting Skills
-Respect for Deadlines.
-The Ability to Work Under Pressure

 

For more about the research on the connection between the arts and its impact on learning outcomes, see:

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/10/04/the-arts-need-to-be-a-central.html