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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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Improve Your Primary School Through Drama £19.99

Improve Your Primary School Through Drama

Improve Your Primary School Through Drama £19.99

Using drama right across the curriculum to improve and invigorate teaching and learning, this book provides whole school and individual class approaches underpinned by sound theory and implemented in a real primary school. Explanations and examples are given in a clear and accessible style, and links are made to The National Strategy.

The book illustrates a wide range of strategies that show how drama can help with:

  • behaviour
  • inclusion and multicultural issues
  • improving the whole school ethos
  • involving parents and governors.

This user-friendly and comprehensive text is the perfect support tool for teachers and managers ready to improve their school regardless of whether they're approaching drama for the first time or are already passionate about it.

Rachel Dickinson leads the PGCE in Drama with English at Warwick University. She is also a freelance consultant specialising in theatre projects for young people and school improvement through drama. This, her most recent publication, is based on a three year ethnographic study of the introduction of drama into a challenging and diverse city centre primary school.

Professor Jonothan Neelands is a National Teaching Fellow, the Chair of Drama and Theatre Education, and Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of Warwick UK. He has trained teaching artists at the Royal Shakespeare Company and at New York’s New Victory Theater.


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School Improvement Through Drama School Improvement Through Drama (£34.99)
by Patrice Baldwin
Network Continuum Education
ISBN: 978-1855394568
more info
Creating Democratic Citizenship Through Drama Education New product Creating Democratic Citizenship Through Drama Education (£20.99)
by Peter O'Connor (Editor)
Trentham Books
ISBN: 9781858564562
more info
Structuring Drama Work Structuring Drama Work (£20.25)
by Jonothan Neelands and Tony Goode
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 978-0-521-78729-1
more info

Coming up

Drama Now! Conference 2016

'How can drama survive in a hostile environment?'
London Drama's non-residential two day Workshop-Conference next year will feature Jonothan Neelands, 5 practical workshops, a youth theatre presentation, and your own papers/presentations!
Dates: Friday 8th & Saturday 9th April 2016 10-6pm.
Venue: Goldsmiths University of London
Bright & Early Bird booking until 30 November!
More info and to book here. Member discount booking here. Concessions here.


Drama Networks Survey
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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.