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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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Dorothy Heathcote: Going beyond Teacher in Role in the Secondary School

Dorothy Heathcote: Going beyond Teacher in Role in the Secondary School

Dorothy Heathcote: Going beyond Teacher in Role in the Secondary School

Dorothy Heathcote, the highly influential and much respected drama in education practitioner and theorist will give a talk via video conference. She will be speaking from the University of Derby.

In this video conference, Dorothy Heathcote will describe how a model of Mantle of the Expert can not only survive but flourish in the secondary school without disrupting the timetable and with simple organisation. Using real examples from projects carried out in schools from different parts of the country this video conference will not only inform and demonstrate how this model’s flexibility can operate, it will also provide a rare opportunity for discussion with Dorothy Heathcote herself.

Dorothy was educated at a village school, leaving at 14 to work in a weaving mill. At 19, with financial support from the mill owner, she studied at the Northern Theatre School with Esme Church, Rudolph Laban and Michel Sans Denis. Early in her career she taught drama to teachers from Bradford and Leeds and at 23 was appointed to the University of Durham to teach Froebel drama courses to Primary Heads of Schools.

In 2007 she was awarded the title of Honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and in 2008 Honorary Doctor of Education by the University of Derby. She regularly publishes articles based upon her practical experience in schools.

Dorothy Heathcote: Drama As A Learning Medium Dorothy Heathcote: Drama As A Learning Medium (£18.99)
by Betty Jane Wagner
Trentham Books
ISBN: 978-1-85856-225-4
more info
Drama Worlds Drama Worlds (£26.00)
by Cecily O'Neill
Heinemann USA
ISBN 978-0-435-08671-8
more info
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
more info

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.