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Order in the Chaos
by Danielle Mackenzie

This new practical resource book by Danielle Mackenzie published by London Drama provides teachers with seven exciting units of work and materials designed for the GCSE Edexcel Drama Examintion, New Specification, helping to organise "Order" in all that potential "Chaos".

Published as a downloadable E-Book.

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Session Leaders

About Your Session Leaders

Dr Maria Evans has nearly thirty years' experience in a range of arts and education contexts as a drama teacher, trainer, researcher, consultant, examiner, leader and speaker. She has worked for a number of theatre organisations including Cheek by Jowl and the RSC. She was the RSC’s Director of Education from 2004-2008. She recently completed a PhD on the teaching of Shakespeare and has returned to the RSC to manage its teacher development programme.

Kevin Holland is a drama specialist who ran Bigfoot Arts Education in Brighton for 15 years. In this time he also became a national trainer of Mantle of the Expert and pursued a research-based Masters in Education focussing on the impact MOE has. Kevin is now a course tutor at The University of Sussex, where MOE and inquiry-based learning have become a key elements of the Primary PGCE course.

Sue Mayo convenes the MA in Applied Theatre at Goldsmith’s. This Masters course is for theatre makers, educators, and social and political activists, who want to expand their knowledge and experience of socially engaged theatre practices. Sue also works in community-based theatre projects, and is Associate Artist for Magic Me, an inter-generational arts organisation based in Tower Hamlets. She has recently worked with Ovalhouse, and LIFT, and is developing a raft of cross-art from projects for 2018-20.

Established in 2001, ReACT brings together young people aged 13 - 18 from different cultural and national backgrounds. Through the medium of performance, the group learn to work together, develop drama skills and build towards professional-calibre performances. They use drama to explore and tackle relevant social, cultural and political issues that they feel are important to them. As a young company, they are encouraged to create work which challenges prejudice and injustice and perform to new audiences. The project also acts as a progression route for young migrants and refugees who have graduated from Rewrite's Creative ESOL programme.

Daniel Shindler has been a drama teacher for over 33 years learning his craft in a wide range of settings from rural to international to inner city. He is also a deliverer of CPD on a range of areas including Drama and EAL students; Drama and well being; Developing an oracy curriculum; using drama to create a whole school culture; drama and project based learning; Exploring texts; Making sense of school productions.

Steven Tucker, our keynote speaker, is Ofsted National lead for 16 to 19 study programmes and further education curriculum quality. Steven’s career started as a secondary drama teacher in Northamptonshire. As well as teaching drama, he worked with a range of Theatre in Education (TIE) companies, exam boards, health professionals and teachers on the use of drama across the curriculum. His master’s degree analysed the impact of TIE. Steven taught in schools and further education before becoming a senior leader of a further education college and subsequently one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors. Steven has a particular responsibility within Ofsted for 16 to 19 study programmes. His inspection work is mostly in 14 to 19 vocational education as well as sixth form colleges, initial teacher training and specialist dance and drama colleges

Coming up

Drama Now! Conference 2018: Drama and the Crunch

Thursday 5th March & Friday 6th April 2018
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London

Early Bird Booking is now available for London Drama's next two day non-residential Conference.
More info and Non Member Booking at Drama and The Crunch Conference
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Drama Networks Survey
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STEP is a borough-wide partnership linking the theatre community and education and youth sector in the London Borough of Southwark. STEP aims to equalise, extend and deepen the theatre and drama experience of all young people living in Southwark through the development of strategic partnerships between schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations. STEP's objective is to work closely with Southwark schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations to develop creative approaches to learning and provide innovative projects which stimulate children and young people's personal development and contribute to their educational attainment.
Find out more here.