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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 (Members) £50.00 £40.00

Questioning in Drama (Members)

Questioning in Drama (Members) £50.00 £40.00

Questioning in Drama

Increasingly, drama teachers are feeling obliged to address questioning in a circle with the class and find that they lose both the drama and time in the process. Concerns about lollipop questioning and its place in the drama classroom have been growing steadily with the anxiety caused and time wasted. 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 leader of the PGCE Drama programme at Goldsmiths. She taught for 15 years in secondary education in south east London and worked as a freelance consultant in a number roof universities before working at Goldsmiths.

Date: Tuesday 6th December 2016: 6.30-8.30pm.
The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama NW3 3HY (map)

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Drama to Inspire (Members) New product Drama to Inspire (Members) (£20.99 £19.94)
by John Coventon
Trentham Books
ISBN: 9781858564760
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Drama For Learning: Mantle of the Expert Approach (Members) Drama For Learning: Mantle of the Expert Approach (Members) (£29.50 £28.03)
by Dorothy Heathcote
Heinemann USA
ISBN 978-0-435-08643-5
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Coming up

Drama Now! Conference 2018: Drama and the Crunch

Thursday 5th March & Friday 6th April 2018
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this Conference because not enough people booked it. However, we recommend atttending National Drama's Drama Spa Conference on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April 2018 at Homerton College, Cambridge. More info here.
National Drama has arranged a special rate of £200 for London Drama Members to attend.
If you would like to book this Conference instead please contact us at and we will book you in.


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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.