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National Drama also has developed Resources During Lockdown.

Like London Drama, National Drama has also developed support materials for Drama teachers during this lockdown period.
There is a page on their website at Resources and they have a Resources Folder for sahring resources at Resource Folder.
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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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New Beginnings: Brecht & Heathcote (Members) £5.95 £5.65

New Beginnings: Brecht & Heathcote (Members)

New Beginnings: Brecht & Heathcote (Members) £5.95 £5.65

by Alistair Muir
Trentham Books
ISBN: 9781858560731

Alistair Muir's paper, based on his dissertation for the award of MA in Drama in Education, is a timely study of knowledge and change in the drama of Heathcote and Brecht. Timely given the way in which knowledge is being presented in the present National Curriculum (referred to by Alistair Muir as an empiricist approach to knowledge) where the pupils are introduced to knowledge which is partial, disembedded, factual and where the skills are functional rather than embracing the ability to critically read and change the world.

In this study Alistair Muir argues that there is much that is complementary in the approaches of Brecht and Heathcote, particularly in that they both view knowledge as holistic, with no separation of thinking and feeling into artificially divided categories and where action is seen as implicit in the search for and use of knowledge. Knowledge for both Heathcote and Brecht is 'how we think and feel and believe each day' and that knowing process must relate the present with the past to prepare for action in the present/future.

He sets out to demystify Heathcote and make her usable, and explores her concern to enable people to be politically active (with a small p) in a world that is rather preordained but where we all have room to make things 'better'. He sees Brecht as having a different stance (being concerned with politics with a big p), but both as being concerned to work artistically in a fictional world to enable those engaged with this art process to be differently in the world.

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An Introduction to Vygotsky (Members) An Introduction to Vygotsky (Members) (£21.50 £20.42)
by Harry Daniels (Editor)
Taylor & Francis ISBN: 0415-328136
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Dorothy Heathcote: Drama As A Learning Medium (Members) Dorothy Heathcote: Drama As A Learning Medium (Members) (£18.99 £18.04)
by Betty Jane Wagner
Trentham Books
ISBN: 978-1-85856-225-4
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Vygotsky and Pedagogy (Members) Vygotsky and Pedagogy (Members) (£26.99 £25.64)
by Harry Daniels
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415237673
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Coming up

Our free CPD events are being organised in partnership with National Drama via Eventbrite - access them here.

In addition, we have some resources to support you via our e-news at Resources and our home page centre panel features our latest free online event


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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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.