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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.

More info and download here

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Beginning Drama 4-11 (3rd Edition) £21.99

Beginning Drama 4-11 (3rd Edition)

Beginning Drama 4-11 (3rd Edition) £21.99

This third edition of Beginning Drama 4-11 is fully updated and revised in light of the renewed Framework for Teaching Literacy, and provides an introduction for early years and primary school teachers who are new to drama and for student teachers who wish to specialise in the teaching of drama.

It offers step-by-step guidance to help teachers and children grow in confidence in their use of drama, and shows clearly how drama can contribute to work in English, and learning across the curriculum, as well as to the broader cultural life of the school.

The authors have an international profile and this third edition builds on the work's reputation of as one of the most accessible texts on primary drama available.

Joe Winston is Associate Professor (Reader) in Drama and Theatre Education, University of Warwick, and a leading international writer, speaker and trainer in the field of primary drama.

Miles Tandy is an Adviser for Warwickshire Educational Development Service, working in the area of drama, literacy and primary curriculum development.


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Drama For Learning: Mantle of the Expert Approach Drama For Learning: Mantle of the Expert Approach (£29.50)
by Dorothy Heathcote
Heinemann USA
ISBN 978-0-435-08643-5
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Drama Play Drama Play (£19.99)
by Kay Hiatt
David Fulton
ISBN: 978-1-84312-178-7
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Drama Lessons for 5-11 Year Olds Drama Lessons for 5-11 Year Olds (£19.99)
by Judith Ackroyd and Jo Boulton
David Fulton
ISBN: 1-85346-739-1
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Coming up

Drama Now! Conference 2017

We are holding our next Drama Now! Conference on Friday 7th & Saturday 8th April 2017 at Goldsmiths, University of London.
We aim to inspire you by bringing together a diverse range of Drama, Theatre and Performing Arts teachers and practitioners, who are currently involved in the field of education in order to put you in touch with one another to share current projects and practice.
Five practical Drama sessions; a keynote speech; a youth theatre performance; and an opportunity for you to share your own experiences or research.
More information and Bright & Early discount booking now available at Drama Now! 2017.

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Drama Networks Survey
Are you in an active local network for drama teachers? Would you like to be? Take the LD Drama Network Survey here

GCSE Drama Take Up Survey
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Courses Survey
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Mapping Drama Practice
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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.