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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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Stig of the Dump as a Drama Teaching Resource £50.00

Stig of the Dump as a Drama Teaching Resource

Stig of the Dump as a Drama Teaching Resource £50.00

Stig of the Dump is a well loved children story which explores prejudice in an endearing and imaginative way.

This lesson uses very simple techniques which ensure progression and a balance of process and product. Pupils will have fun learning and being creative while exploring serious issues and theatre making.

You do not have to be a drama specialist to attend this workshop. You will take away ideas which you could use in your teaching tomorrow without any major replacing of your lessons.

This lesson is aimed at non specialists, primary teachers and secondary Drama teachers.

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: Wednesday 30th November 2016: 6.30-8.30pm.
Goldsmiths, University of London

To book or buy at Non Member rate click Add to basket now. To book or buy at Non Member Concession rate (teacher-in-training or Unwaged) select from drop down menu.


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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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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 2017 Drama Now! ~ and the Way Ahead 2017 (£200.00)
led by five drama and theatre practitioners
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th April 2017
Venue: Goldsmiths, New Cross SE14 6NW
more info

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Starting Your Professional Development as a Drama Teacher

Hello and Welcome to London and to London Drama!
Each year London Drama welcomes to London all the new students from the PGCE Drama Courses at the London Colleges (plus Reading and Sussex) and all GTP/SCITT/Other drama trainees and puts on a special event for them. London Drama Students' Welcome takes place on Saturday 7th October 2017: 10am-4pm at The Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way WC1h 0AL.
We aim to provide you with useful experiences, resources, ideas and information to equip you on your journey as a successful drama teacher. The day will be practical (of course) and will also provide you with an opportunity to share your ideas, establish networks and gain inspiration from other students.
Non Member Booking at Students' Welcome;
Members Booking (log in needed) at Member Students' Welcome.


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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.