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Drama Teaching Opportunity in China

Y.H English and Drama provides English drama learning programmes to Chinese students in Shanghai, China.
Wanted: two experienced Drama teachers for our English Summer Schools from 8th to 21st July 2018 in Shanghai, China.

China return air tickets will be paid.
Accommodation and some meals will also be provided.
Teaching hours: 4-5 hours/day 5 days a week.
Full information here.
Contact us at vyiwu@hanlanedu.com
Or email London Drama at londondrama1@gmail.com 


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Drama Support

Drama Job Vacancies

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Borough Drama

Is your borough organised for Drama? Does it provide INSET or CPD courses? London Drama can support the development of initiatives and programmes for drama in boroughs. Please contact us if you would like more information. 
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School Support

If your school would like to develop drama training please contact us. We will advise on or provide active resourcing.


Youth Theatres

Get Into Theatre helps you find out about career opportunities, work experience, training and much more.


Publications

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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


London Drama Members!

Get 5% discount on all London Drama books at LD Books. (Log in required.) Applies also to members of National Drama and English Speaking Board. Find out more


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Imagination in Teaching and Learning £27.50

Imagination in Teaching and Learning

Imagination in Teaching and Learning £27.50

by Kieran Egan
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415080057

Young people learn most readily when their imaginations are engaged and teachers teach most successfully when they are able to see their subject matter from their pupils' point of view. It is, however, difficult to define imagination in practice and even more difficult to make full use of its potential.

In this original and stimulating book, Kieran Egan, winner of the prestigous Grawemeyer award for education in 1991, discusses what imagination really means for children and young people in the middle years and what its place should be in the midst of the normal demands of classroom teaching and learning.

Egan uses a bright and witty style to move from a brief history of the ways in which imagination has been regarded over the years, through a general discussion of the links between learning and imagination. A selection of sample lesson plans show teachers how they can encourage effective learning through stimulating pupils' imaginations in a variety of curriculum areas, including maths, science, social studies and language work.

Quantity?

An Introduction to Vygotsky An Introduction to Vygotsky (£21.50)
by Harry Daniels (Editor)
Taylor & Francis ISBN: 0415-328136
more info
Drama, Narrative and Moral Education Drama, Narrative and Moral Education (£29.99)
by Joe Winston
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780750707947
more info
Education and Dramatic Art Education and Dramatic Art (£29.99)
by David Hornbrook
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415168854
more info

Coming up

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Masks and Half Masks with Trestle

Saturday 30th June 2018: 10-5pm
Venue: Diorama Arts Centre

This fun, accessible workshop from Trestle Theatre Company will help strengthen your practice of using Trestle full masks and half masks as a tool for both theatre and social development. The work consists of experiencing exercises and learning teaching techniques to develop physical awareness, mask performance and creative devising.
More information and book at Trestle
Member booking at Member Trestle
Book via Eventbrite.


Surveys

Drama Networks Survey
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GCSE Drama Take Up Survey
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Courses Survey
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Mapping Drama Practice
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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.