Teacher Perceptions of Drama Pedagogy as a Teaching Tool



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During the 2015-2016 school year, three Texas high school English teachers implemented a researcher designed drama pedagogy curricular unit for the American novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Two of the teachers used the unit with their regular-education English III classes and one used the unit with all of her high school English students. The research question for this study was: What are teachers’ perceptions of using a drama pedagogy curricular unit as a teaching tool? The following research is an exploratory case study of their perceptions and experiences using a drama pedagogy unit for the first time. No teacher had the same perceptions, although each saw increased cooperation, engagement, comprehension, and inferencing abilities in their students.