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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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Questioning in Drama (Concessions) £50.00 £30.00

Questioning in Drama (Concessions)

Questioning in Drama (Concessions) £50.00 £30.00

Questioning in Drama

Drama teachers are more than familiar with Blooms taxonomy and are aware of open and closed questioning as well as questions which make demands on lower and higher thinking skills. Increasingly, however, they are feeling obliged to address these in a circle with the class and find that they lose both the drama’ and time in the process. Concerns about the validity of singling a pupil out - by lollipop stick or otherwise - for answering in such a public forum create a tension with other solutions – like asking questions they know a pupil can answer. With one strategy causing anxiety and the other failing to challenge – there has to be other ways of working productively with questions in the drama classroom.

This session looks at some other possible strategies for dealing with questions and answers while enriching rather than stopping the drama, and encouraging students to be the answer-finders of their own questions.

Amanda Kipling is current chair of London Drama and long standing trustee. She has led the PGCE Drama course at Goldsmiths for ten years.
Having originally trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Amanda went on to teach Drama in a South East London secondary school for 15 years. She then worked as a freelancer for five years where she developed work as a consultant in literacy and worked with the English Speaking Board and varying universities.
In the past she has run a number of courses with London Drama – Play: the underpinnings of Drama, Voice for teachers, Forbidden Fruit: AfL in Drama, Behaviour Management, and Rehearsal Techniques.
Amanda wrote The Play’s the Thing a chapter in Drama to Inspire edited by John Coventon. She has also co-written a chapter called The Practice of Dorothy Heathcote as a Pedagogy of Resistance – an analysis of the resistant practice of Dorothy Heathcote and her legacy in a forthcoming publication: Arts, Pedagogy and Cultural Resistance: New Materialisms edited by Anna Hickey-Moody and Tara Page.

Date: Thursday 3rd December 2015: 6.30-8.30pm.
The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama NW3 3HY (map)

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Drama to Inspire New product Drama to Inspire (£20.99)
by John Coventon
Trentham Books
ISBN: 9781858564760
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Drama Now! ~ and the Way Ahead 2018 Early Bird Concessions Drama Now! ~ and the Way Ahead 2018 Early Bird Concessions (£185.00 £60.00)
led by five drama and theatre practitioners
Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April 2018
Venue: Goldsmiths, New Cross SE14 6NW
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Drama For Learning: Mantle of the Expert Approach Drama For Learning: Mantle of the Expert Approach (£29.50)
by Dorothy Heathcote
Heinemann USA
ISBN 978-0-435-08643-5
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Coming up

Sticks and Stones: Tackling Bullying Through Drama

Saturday 4th November: 10am-3.30pm
Led by Andy Kempe.
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross

This practical course will consider how to plan meaningful drama experiences that focus on bullying and its consequences. A wide range of activities and approaches will be employed and suggestions of suitable texts offered. The course will be of value to both primary and secondary school teachers.
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London Drama Exam Board Courses Review

Saturday 11th November: 10am-2pm
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross

This course takes the form of a meeting with officers from AQA, Edexcel, and Eduqas.
This is an opportunity for the boards to share with you an update of how the first year of the new specification has gone. The speakers will address this subject initially for GCSE and then there will be board specific break out groups for more detailed Q and A afterwards. The model repeats for A level afterwards.
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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.