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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".

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Dealing With the Real World (Members)

Dealing With the Real World (Members)

Dealing With the Real World (Members)

led by Professor Jonothan Neelands

Saturday 7 November 2009 10am to 3.30pm
Venue: Oval House Theatre, 52-54 Kennington Oval SE11 5SW

This very practical workshop will model and reflect on drama techniques for devising around complicated and sensitive real world issues. The approach encourages the use of artistry and pedagogy to make the ‘real’ world visible, discussable and endurable putting an emphasis on developing social and artistic skills simultaneously to give young people the means to communicate their responses to the ‘real’.

The workshop will closely engage participants in exploring how to engage young people as active participants in the creative process • the understanding of process and product as equal and mutually beneficial aspects of drama and theatre for young people

Professor Jonothan Neelands is a National Teaching Fellow, Chair of Drama and Theatre Education and Director of Teaching and Learning in the Institute of Education, University of Warwick. He is an experienced trainer and workshop leader with a national and international reputation for delivering high quality professional training and development opportunities. Research interests include: participatory theatre and democracy; cultural and creative learning; the politics of cultural and education policy-making; teaching in urban settings; the sociology of educational disadvantage and the articulation of a pro-social pedagogy of arts education.

He is an associate of the CAPITAL Centre for creativity and performance in teaching and learning, a joint initiative between the University of Warwick and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is closely involved in the RSC’s Stand Up For Shakespeare campaign to improve the quality of Shakespeare teaching at all ages and stages through an ensemble and rehearsal room pedagogic approach. Professor Neelands has advised government on the identification and training of talented young performers and is Research Consultant for the National Council of Drama Training and a member of the RSC Education Advisory Group.

Professor Neelands is the author of several texts for teachers and students, which have influenced the development of drama in recent years including Structuring Drama Work, Beginning Drama 11-14, Key Shakespeare 1 and 2 and Advanced Drama and Theatre Studies. His latest publication is Improving Your Primary School Through Drama.

j.Neelands@warwick.ac.uk

Structuring Drama Work (Members) Structuring Drama Work (Members) (£20.25 £19.24)
by Jonothan Neelands and Tony Goode
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978-0-521-78729-1
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Advanced Drama & Theatre Studies (2nd Edition) (Members) Advanced Drama & Theatre Studies (2nd Edition) (Members) (£21.99 £20.89)
by Jonothan Neelands and Warwick Dobson
Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 978-0-340-97262-5
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Coming up

Sticks and Stones: Tackling Bullying Through Drama

Saturday 4th November: 10am-3.30pm
Led by Andy Kempe.
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross

This practical course will consider how to plan meaningful drama experiences that focus on bullying and its consequences. A wide range of activities and approaches will be employed and suggestions of suitable texts offered. The course will be of value to both primary and secondary school teachers.
Non Member Booking at Bullying & Drama
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London Drama Exam Board Courses Review

Saturday 11th November: 10am-2pm
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross

This course takes the form of a meeting with officers from AQA, Edexcel, and Eduqas.
This is an opportunity for the boards to share with you an update of how the first year of the new specification has gone. The speakers will address this subject initially for GCSE and then there will be board specific break out groups for more detailed Q and A afterwards. The model repeats for A level afterwards.
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Organisations

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.