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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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Who Needs AFL When We Have Got Drama? (Members)

Who Needs AFL When We Have Got Drama? (Members)

Who Needs AFL When We Have Got Drama? (Members)

Assessment for Learning (AfL) as a concept has been welcomed –but all too often degenerates into deadly question and answer led by the most able students, leaving others switched off. Any drama gets lost, boredom kicks in, you find yourself playing ‘guess what’s in teacher’s head’ and you begin to wonder what happened to lively vibrant drama lessons which were more fun, more productive and seemed to get ‘more done’.

In the ‘chase the next initiative’ climate in which we find ourselves, it is easy to forget that good drama teaching is, by its very nature, full of AfL activities in any case. With minor adaptation you can keep your class fully engaged with AfL while being busy in drama and becoming more fluent in the art form.

The session looks critically at the recommendations of Black and Williams – whose work has been over simplified in schools generally and will put you back in touch with the art form of drama lesson planning, re-connect you to your instinctive drive towards what is good practice and revitalise AfL in a way only drama knows how. Attendees will leave having revisited the drama form as a rich learning and assessment tool totally in keeping with AFL values without having to interrupt their lessons by doing so.

Amanda Kipling has been a secondary drama teacher and is currently the leader of the PGCE Drama Course at Goldsmiths College. She specialised in voice at Central School of Speech and Drama, has been a member of the English Speaking Board for many years and is a former editor of ESB’s Speaking English magazine and a Trustee of London Drama.

Date: Wednesday 26th February 2014: 6.30-8.30pm (rearranged from 5th February because of Tube strike.)
Venue: The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, NW3 3HY
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Teaching Classroom Drama & Theatre - Practical Projects (2nd Edition) (Members) Teaching Classroom Drama & Theatre - Practical Projects (2nd Edition) (Members) (£24.99 £23.74)
by Martin Lewis and John Rainer
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415319089
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Edexcel GCSE Drama Study Guide (Members) Edexcel GCSE Drama Study Guide (Members) (£15.95 £15.15)
by Kelly McManus and Andrew Pullen
Rhinegold Education
ISBN: 978-1-906178-80-2
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GCSE Bitesize Drama (Members) GCSE Bitesize Drama (Members) (£9.99 £9.49)
by Andy Kempe
Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 978-1406654387
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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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Organisations

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.
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