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Formation of episodic thinking skills among students – future directors of amateur theatres


We consider the process of formation of episodic thinking skills among students of “Amateur Theatre Management” Specialty. We regard episodic thinking as one of the most important quality characteristic of director profession. Hence we give the general definition of this notion and its constituent terms “thinking” and “episode” on the grounds of analysis of the attitude towards episodic thinking of famous theorist and experts of theatrical art. The process of training future directors of amateur theatres is presented in the context of gradual comprehension of episodic thinking bases: from elementary training exercises and sketches to individual director’s fragments. We also emphasize pedagogical techniques, definite criteria of student’s training activity assessment which are directed upon effective formation of episodic thinking skills through mastering episodic line and constructing episodic structure of dramatic composition. We give examples and describe potential results of intrapersonal change of students due to relevant pedagogical accentuation on the process of formation of episodic thinking skills among students – future directors of amateur theatres.


theatrical pedagogy; thinking; episode; episodic thinking; episodic line; episodic structure of dramatic fragment; “Amateur Theatre Management” Specialty; director of an amateur theatre

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