Drama in education: key conceptual features Gökçen Özbek
Summary: The main aim of this article is to present the key conceptual characteristics of the methods of drama, particularly in an educational context. In the first part of the article, we discuss what drama is and present a short overview of its main conceptual features. Next, different approaches in the field of drama (drama as an art form, drama in education and an integrative approach to drama) are presented by explaining the main theories and theoreticians in this discipline. After establishing a comprehensive background, we provide information regarding the structure of drama in education, which has some distinguishing characteristics in comparison to traditional teaching methods. Based on the conclusions drawn, we consider the possible implications of using drama in curriculum planning and instruction.