Drama in Education

contributed by Mr Stefan Busuttil, Drama Teacher

One might ask, “Why is Drama in Education important?” The answer is given by many scholars such as Deasy, Richard J. who states “that drama education… has been scientifically proven to improve academic achievement in all other subject areas.”Another scholar, Catterall James S.,  observes that “high arts students … earned better grades, were less likely to drop out of school, were less likely to report boredom, had a more positive self-concept, and were more involved in community service.” The main objective of Drama Education is to trigger the students’ creative imagination. As the well-known Einstein once said, “imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” In view of this, let us all make an extra effort in keeping all performing arts alive, especially during these challenging times.