Out-of-school learning in performative and dramatic experience typically occurs in the field of applied drama and theatre. Applied drama and theatre constitutes all forms of theatre and performance work that have social, educational, or therapeutic purposes, in addition to aesthetic and entertainment purposes (the category includes drama and theatre in formal education to the extent that it supports curriculum learning and personal development). Applied drama and theatre has provided many of the forms and strategies that are taken up in arts education in schools today. In direct relation to contemporary cultural movements, it continues to innovate in terms of the educational, social, and therapeutic impacts and possibilities of the performance arts for all ages.

Forms of applied drama and theatre include (but are not limited ...

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