Planning Process Drama

Author: Pamela Bowell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136449760
Format: PDF
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Process drama is now firmly established, internationally, as a powerful and dynamic pedagogy. This clear and accessible book provides a practical, step-by-step guide to the planning of process drama. Grounded in theory and illustrated in practice, it identifies and explains the principles of planning and shows how they can be applied across age ranges and curricula. Drawing on the authors’ wide-ranging practical experience and research, examples are built up and run throughout the book, at each step showing how and why the teachers’ planning decisions were made. This second edition features: a wider range of examples illustrating the planning principles in practice two completely new chapters: one deals with planning for diverse learner groups and the other moves the reader on from the pre-action planning phase to the ‘planning on your feet’ required as the drama unfolds. incorporated new material to reflect recent understanding of how learning takes place Written as a conversation between reader and authors, Planning Process Drama will help practitioners to update and refine their practice and strengthen their understanding, skills and confidence. Planning Process Drama will be an essential guide for students undertaking initial teacher training at primary level, in addition to both Drama and English at secondary level, and a Masters in Drama in Education. It will also prove to be valuable reading for specialist and non-specialist teacher in both the primary and secondary sectors who teach, or wish to teach, process drama.

Drama Worlds

Author: Cecily O'Neill
Publisher: Heinemann Drama
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Drama Worlds examines the complex improvised event called process drama and identifies it as an essential part of today's theatre. Cecily O'Neill considers process drama's sources and its connections with more familiar kinds of improvisation: the texts it generates, the kinds of roles available, its relation to its audience and dramatic time, and the leader's function in the event. She provides examples of several process dramas and identifies dramatic strategies and characteristics. The explicit associations between theatre form and process drama make O'Neill's approach accessible and its purposes and possibilities easy to understand, particularly to those working in actor training and theatre. Teachers and directors alike will discover effective ways of initiating and maintaining the drama world, achieving a significant dramatic experience for all participants.

Learning to Teach Drama

Author: Joe Norris
Publisher: Heinemann Drama
ISBN: 9780325002286
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a book for new teachers about putting drama education theory into practice and preparing for the contextual variables that lie ahead. It is the next-best thing to actual classroom experience, enabling readers to think through "What do I do if . . .?" scenarios and experience vicariously a broad range of teaching situations. While there are many examples of teacher casebooks, Learning to Teach Drama is the first text written specifically for teachers of theatre/drama. Furthermore, these cases are written by novices, not experts, providing readers with authentic voices from the field. Eighteen case narratives are featured in all, representing the issues every beginning teacher faces: planning lessons, knowing students as individuals and as members of a group, establishing classroom climate, understanding the place of drama within the school community, and expecting the unexpected. These teachers also assist one another, comment on each other's cases, and effectively create a learning community. In addition, special "Extensions" sections prepared by the editors encourage readers to go beyond each narrative and relate the situations to their own teaching.

Transforming Teaching and Learning with Active and Dramatic Approaches

Author: Brian Edmiston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136299394
Format: PDF
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A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2014! How can teachers transform classroom teaching and learning by making pedagogy more socially and culturally responsive, more relevant to students’ lives, and more collaborative? How can they engage disaffected students in learning and at the same time promote deep understanding though high-quality teaching that goes beyond test preparation? This text for prospective and practicing teachers introduces engaging, innovative pedagogy for putting active and dramatic approaches to learning and teaching into action. Written in an accessible, conversational, and refreshingly honest style by a teacher and professor with over 30 years' experience, it features real examples of preschool, elementary, middle, and high school teachers working in actual classrooms in diverse settings. Their tales explore not only how, but also why, they have changed the way they teach. Photographs and stories of their classroom practice, along with summarizing charts of principles and strategies, both illuminate the critical, cross-curricular, and inquiry-based conceptual framework Edmiston develops and provide rich examples and straightforward guidelines that can support readers as they experiment with using active and dramatic approaches to dialogue, inquiry, building community, planning for exploration, and authentic assessment in their own classrooms.

Structuring Drama Work

Author: Jonothan Neelands
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521787291
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A collection of literature anthologies and reference books for Key Stage 3 onwards. A practical handbook for drama teachers and lecturers, youth leaders, theatre workers and anyone engaged in drama activity with people of all ages.

Teaching Drama

Author: Norah Morgan
Publisher: Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780748702435
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In seven straightforward, clear chapters Teaching Drama covers all the essential aspects of every drama teacher's work.Each chapter focuses on one skill - its advantages, how to use it, problems and solutions, tried and tested examples and skill-building exercises for the teacher to consolidate the learning.Teaching drama offers enthusiasm, experience and practical strategies for success.

Lesson Planning

Author: Jonathan Savage
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317656539
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Lesson planning is an essential component of every teacher’s practice. It is part of a three-tiered, integrated pedagogy: planning, teaching and evaluation. Drawing on the work of skilful teachers and the latest research, this book provides a rationale for lesson planning as an integral part of a teacher’s work. It introduces the key concepts and skills of lesson planning and provides a practical framework for their development. The book helps the reader to make an informed choice about the approaches they use to plan lessons, taking into account their subject area and the requirements of individual learners. Covering all aspects of short, medium and long-term planning, chapters include: Writing Appropriate Learning Objectives and Outcomes Designing and Structuring Engaging Teaching Activities Resourcing the Lesson Assessing Students’ Learning Strategies for Personalised Learning Evaluating Your Lesson The book also includes practical and reflective activities to help the reader apply the ideas discussed to their own work and key questions to encourage the development of their skilful pedagogy. This highly practical book is essential reading for trainee and practising teachers.

Drama Schemes Themes Dreams

Author: Larry Swartz
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551382539
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This remarkable collection of resources shows teachers how to guide their students through the drama process. Drama Schemes, Themes & Dreams offers a comprehensive outline of improvisation and interpretation strategies that teachers can incorporate in classroom instruction. Organized around universal themes that invite students to make connections to texts and to each other, the book encourages students to consider their own identities and their place in the world. Each chapter is organized around a framework that will engage students as they experience a wealth of dramatic activity. This practical and useful book features a host of sources for improving classroom instruction, including scripts, monologues, poetry, novel excerpts, and visual images. Strategy Schemes provide a framework for structuring the learning. Pieces written expressly for inclusion in this book are contributed by experienced educators and artists. The selected strategies enrich the meaning-making, creative process, and critical skills that students need to succeed in school and in life. New and experienced teachers in all subject areas will find the help they need to create meaningful and innovative learning opportunities for all learners.

Putting Process Drama into Action

Author: Pamela Bowell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131751159X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This new book provides a clear and accessible guide on best practice to support teachers when using process drama in establishing creative learning partnerships with their students. It offers a detailed analysis and explores the roles of actor, director and playwright that the teacher must adopt in order to develop the ‘thinking on your feet’ skills and knowledge necessary to deliver a complete process drama experience. Addressing the dynamic nature of process drama, it provides a clear and rigorous explanation of the theory of process drama and links it to practice. Drawing on a wide range of detailed examples from the authors’ international and cross-cultural practice, it demonstrates how an effective process drama operates in action. Written to help practitioners and students produce powerful, artistic and educative experiences, chapters cover: pedagogy and the improvised nature of the art form; the structural framework and making shifts in the drama; the role of actor, director, playwright and teacher; monitoring emotional range; progression and the importance of reflection; the spiral of creative exchange and the complexities of co-creativity. Putting Process Drama into Action will be an essential guide for students undertaking initial teacher training at primary level, in addition to those studying both Drama and English at secondary level. It will also prove to be essential reading for specialist and non-specialist teachers in the primary and secondary sectors who teach, or wish to teach, process drama.

Progression in Secondary Drama

Author: Andy Kempe
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435185954
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Progression in Secondary Drama includes: strategies to help you identify and develop knowledge, skills and understanding in drama-right through the 11-18 age range, practical help on structuring your lessons to ensure that students are progressing, advice on how to record and report on your students' development. Contents Section 1 Progression in the drama curriculum The drama curriculum The drama curriculum in context Section 2 Planning and assessing progression in drama planning for progression Monitoring, assessing and recording Section 3 Progression in practice Starting out in secondary drama Sharpening the dramatic insight Working with the voice Discourse in drama Exploring genre Telling tales Finding the form Tackling the text Dramatisation References and further reading.