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Y.H English and Drama is currently looking for enthusiastic drama teachers or graduates who studied drama related degree programme subjects such as Drama, English and Drama, Drama in Education, Acting, etc. The ideal candidates should have a passion to teach drama and be keen to work with students from different culture backgrounds. Previous teaching experiences would be highly desirable, but not necessary.
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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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How Can Drama Stimulate Writing?

How Can Drama Stimulate Writing?

How Can Drama Stimulate Writing?

This workshop, led by Dr. Joe Winston, Professor of Drama and Arts Education, University of Warwick, will explore the ways in which Drama can stimulate the process of writing at Primary and early Secondary level.

In the light of forthcoming Government initiatives on the teaching of writing in Primary schools via the new draft Primary curriculum this event focuses on the ways Drama can facilitate writing for Primary and early Secondary pupils. The draft Primary English curriculum appears to eradicate Drama along with the Speaking and Listening strand but this event will demonstrate in practical ways that Drama can humanise and contextualise the process of writing for your children on their journey to become authors themselves.

It will also equip you with many useful drama strategies for use in your teaching generally.

Workshop Programme here.

Joe Winston is Professor of Drama and Arts Education at the University of Warwick, UK, where he is co-ordinator of the MA in Drama and Theatre Education. He is co-editor of Research in Drama Education: the Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, generally rated as the leading academic journal in its field. He is also author of many books, including Beauty and Education (2010) and (with Miles Tandy) Beginning Drama: 4-11 (2008) and Beginning Shakespeare 4-11 (2012). He is well known nationally and internationally for his lively approach to in service work with primary school teachers.

Times: 10am-4pm

Venue: Goldsmiths College, New Cross.

Standard Course Fee; £85 [go straight to Add to Basket]

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Drama, Narrative and Moral Education Drama, Narrative and Moral Education (£29.99)
by Joe Winston
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780750707947
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Pupils as Playwrights: drama, literacy and playwriting Pupils as Playwrights: drama, literacy and playwriting (£17.99)
by Brian Woolland
Trentham Books
ISBN: 9781858564272
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Beginning Drama 4-11 (3rd Edition) Beginning Drama 4-11 (3rd Edition) (£21.99)
by Joe Winston and Miles Tandy
David Fulton
ISBN: 978-0-415-47583-9
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Coming up

Ensemble Storytelling with Complicite

Saturday 28th March 2020: 10-5pm
Venue: Old Diorama, Drummond Street NW1 3FE.
Complicité’s Storytelling workshop offers new ideas, methods and tools for you to take back to your classroom to inspire students to take ownership of new and more exciting approaches to telling stories.
A great oportunity to experience working with this iconic physical theatre company.
More info and book at Complicite.
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Dorothy Heathcote's Teaching in Role

Thursday 19th March 2020: 6-8pm
Venue: Old Diorama, Drummond Street NW1 3FE.
This course, led by Chris Lawrence and Amanda Kipling, will demonstrate in a practical way the strategy of Teaching in Role, introduced into the world of Educational Drama by the late Dorothy Heathcote. It is designed to be applicable to both Primary and Secondary settings.
Teaching in Role is one of the most powerful and useful strategies that you can use when teaching drama but it is not well understood: this course aims to demystify and inspire you to use this method.
More info and book at Teaching in Role.
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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.
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