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Publications

Order

 

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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Pupils as Playwrights: drama, literacy and playwriting £17.99

Pupils as Playwrights: drama, literacy and playwriting

Pupils as Playwrights: drama, literacy and playwriting £17.99

This is an innovative and exciting approach to drama and to developing the literacy skills of children from the ages of 6 to12. It is especially timely now that creativity and particularly drama is being recognised as so important in pupils’ development. The book

  • makes explicit links between literacy, drama and the development of speaking and listening skills
  • presents case studies of developed process drama, noting what might be expected of children at different stages in their development
  • offers extensive practical exercises and activities
  • suggests models for planning further work
  • provides photocopiable material which can be used with children
  • gives advice on how to develop similar materials with pupils

Pupils as Playwrights is for primary school teachers, particularly those who teach literacy or drama. It will also be of interest to primary teaching trainees.

Brian Woolland has worked as a teacher in mainstream education, an advisory teacher for Drama and a Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Reading and leads workshops on Educational Drama and Theatre. Now a freelance writer and educator, he divides his time between teaching, leading courses for teachers and writing novels and plays.

Reviews
Woolland provides teachers with a powerful tool to develop students' literacy skills. Teachers and prospective teachers will find this a highly useful addition to their professional library. Highly recommended for all readership levels.
Choice USA

University and school leaders would do well to make this title prescribed reading for both primary and secondary teaching undergraduates and teaching professionals in the field. ...Highly recommended.
Drama Australia Journal

Sorry but this product is currently out of stock.

All Talk - Monologues for Young People All Talk - Monologues for Young People (£7.99)
by various playwrights
Aurora Metro
ISBN 978-09551566-5-6
more info
Playwriting - A Practical Guide Playwriting - A Practical Guide (£15.99)
by Noel Greig
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415310444
more info
Actresses' Audition Speeches Actresses' Audition Speeches (£9.99)
by Jean Marlow (Editor)
A & C Black
ISBN 9780713676136
more info

Coming up


Starting Your Professional Career as a Drama Teacher

Led by Drama Tutors
London Drama extends a welcome to all new PGCE Drama students by our annual drama event. Three practical drama workshops giving you loads of ideas, starters and schemes of work! Network with other PGCE Drama students! Not to be missed!
Saturday 11th October 2014: 10am-3.30pm
Venue: Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL.
More info and to book at Students Welcome.


The Making of The Muddy Choir

Theatre Centre in partnership with London Drama invites you to a CPD session around the making of a show for young people: The Muddy Choir by Jessie Briton.
Wednesday 24 September at Greenwich Theatre.
CPD session: 5pm; show: 7.30pm.
More info and to book at The Muddy Choir.


Surveys

 

Drama Networks Survey

Are you in an active local network for drama teachers? Would you like to be? Take the LD Drama Network Survey here.


GCSE Drama Take Up Survey

Has EBacc undermined GCSE Drama take up? Take the survey here.


Courses Survey

We are always keen to hear what courses we can run for you. Please take our Courses survey here.


Mapping Drama Practice

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Organisations

STEP

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.