Drama is an art form, a practical activity, and an intellectual discipline highly
accessible to young people. In education, it is a mode of learning that challenges students
to make meaning of their world. Through the students’ active identification with imagined
roles and situations in drama, they can learn to explore issues, events and relationships.
Drama is the enactment of real and imagined events through roles and situations.
It enables both individuals and groups to explore shape and symbolically represent ideas
and feelings and their consequences.
Drama has the capacity to move and change both participants and audiences and to
affirm and challenge values, cultures and identities.
Drama empowers students to understand and influence their world through exploring
roles and situations and develops students’ non‑verbal
and verbal, individual and
group communication skills. It develops students’ intellectual, social, physical, emotional
and moral domains through learning that engages their thoughts, feelings, bodies and
actions.. Drama offers a stimulating and rich opportunity to discuss and understand our
own emotions, attitudes and beliefs through observing, empathizing with, feeling and
exploring the emotions of characters both portrayed and interacted with in role. Drama
is a place for feeling and trying out emotions in a controlled way. In the paper I will demonstrate
how creative drama can influence students emotional intelligence.