Teaching Drama in Primary and Secondary Schools

Author: Michael Fleming
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134121547
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book will be of major interest to student teachers, teachers, lecturers and researchers. It provides a case for an integrated approach to the teaching of drama in primary and secondary schools that will help practitioners develop a theoretical rationale for their work. It also offers practical examples of lesson plans and schemes of work designed to give pupils a broad and balanced experience of drama. These are presented within a framework that argues for an integration of content and form, means and ends, and internal and external experience. Whereas the author's previous work argued for an inclusive approach that reconciled polarized views about performance drama and improvisation, this book shows how those activities can be related to each other in practice in an integrated curriculum.

Teaching Classroom Drama and Theatre

Author: Martin Lewis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415665299
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This revised and updated edition of Teaching Classroom Drama and Theatre will be an essential text for anyone teaching drama in the modern classroom. It presents a model teachers can use to draw together different methodologies of drama and theatre studies, exemplified by a series of contemporary, exciting practical units. By re-appraising the different traditions and approaches to drama teaching in schools, it offers innovative, contemporary projects and lessons suitable for a wide range of teachers and learners. Divided into eight units with each one offering photocopiable resources and exploring a different theme, this book has been updated to reflect current trends in drama teaching and important themes in contemporary society such as: - Myths and urban folklore - Moral decisions - Asylum seekers - The transition from primary to secondary school - Conflict resolution and propaganda - Protest and resistance - Medieval plays - Transportation - Crime and punishment. Each unit provides ideas and lesson plans which can be used as they are or adapted to suit your own particular needs. This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone who teaches - or is learning to teach - drama in secondary schools as well as those who work with young people in other drama settings"--

Starting Drama Teaching

Author: Michael P. Fleming
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781853467882
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This second edition is about the theory and practice of drama teaching in primary and secondary schools. Now updated and more closely linked to schemes of work, the book should appeal to teachers and student teachers who are new to drama, as well as those with more experience who wish to broaden their range. Each chapter begins with practical ideas and examples of specific lessons, from which theoretical insights into the aims and purposes of drama are derived. Current controversies within the subject area are addressed, and a comprehensive guide to the published literature is provided.

Education In Drama

Author: David Hornbrook
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136615253
Format: PDF, ePub
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Hornbrook, referring to current legislation, argues the case for an organized curricular framework for drama in the 1990s which develops in children the activities of designing, directing, acting, writing and evaluating - all within the range of the historic context of dramatic work. He asserts that recent drama teaching in Britain has been child-centred and psychological, and viewed as a learning medium rather than as an aesthetic study in itself. This, he believes, has had the effect of cutting children off from the variegated world of the theatre and, in the broader sense, from any collective aesthetic or historical dimension. This book is intended mainly for the use of primary and secondary school teachers.

Teaching English

Author: Andrew Goodwyn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113431034X
Format: PDF
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This handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to teaching English in primary and secondary schools. It brings together the latest standards with authoritative guidance, ensuring that readers feel confident about how to approach their teaching. It explores the context of the subject of English and brings readers up-to-date with key developments, placing the English curriculum in the context of whole school literacy issues. It introduces readers to key areas such as: planning and classroom management assessment, recording and reporting information and communication technology equal opportunities, special needs and differentiation English/literacy and whole school issues personal and professional early career development. This practical book gives new English teachers a solid and dependable introduction to teaching the subject. Many of the contributors are practising classroom teachers with enormous experience to draw on. The book is grounded in the realities of teaching and offers practical and relevant advice as well as plenty of ideas to stimulate thinking and teaching.

Drama Skills for Life

Author: Lesley Christen
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A handbook for secondary school teachers and all who work with teenagers, "Drama Skills for Life" presents a practical synthesis of creative drama techniques. Teachers can easily put these methods to work with their students, helping them develop self-acceptance and cooperation. The book contains a series of lessons that combines creative play and improvisation with mime, the study of myths, literature, and language.

Drama Lessons for the Primary School Year

Author: John Doona
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415681375
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A year of drama – ready to use schemes at your fingertips. 25 topical schemes of work 100+ drama lessons 'This book really will offer some new and exciting ideas for teachers to teach. Even teachers who enjoy their job often complain that they become stale after teaching the same things every year. They look for new ideas that will reignite their enthusiasm. I think this book could offer some sparks' Jo Howells, English Advisor, Warwickshire Educational Development Service Looking to engage, enthral and educate your pupils in timely and topical drama- based activities? In need of dynamic and inventive cross-curricular exercises for single lessons, extended units or school assemblies? From the September blues of change, through Great Fires, Guy Fawkes, Antarctic penguins, Rainbow Fish and Chinese Walls to Mandela’s mighty day, this book offers a fascinating array of lives to be lived and journey’s to be made. Drama Lessons for the Primary School Yearwill enable teachers to develop their expertise and confidence in order to create active and imaginative schemes of drama for the classroom. It offers a programme of ready-to-run workshops linked to specific dates in the calendar and specific themes into which teachers can readily dip on a regular basis. The first section uncovers the author’s own creative processes in generating drama experience and offers it to the reader in a set of simple, practical steps. The rest of the book is a wide-ranging compendium of schemes of work attached to specific calendar dates throughout the school year. These detailed drama lesson plans can be run as ‘one-off’ workshops or can be used by teachers as a basis for creating their own drama-led curriculum experiences. The book offers a practical structure to support these new creative planning tasks. This indispensable resource is for all Primary teachers looking for inspiration in developing effective drama sessions, exploring kinaesthetic learning, and developing creative cross-curricular approaches to their teaching.

The State of the Art

Author: Michael Anderson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781743320273
Format: PDF, ePub
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The state of the art: teaching drama in the 21st century presents cutting-edge scholarship from leading drama education in New South Wales. This collection features discussions that are directly relevant to drama teachers in primary and secondary schools, artists and theatre makers, drama education researchers and those interested in the relevance of arts and drama education in reforming the curriculum. The book reminds of the connection between practice and research in drama education, and reflects changes in curriculum and new areas of research on: playwriting, improvisation and play building, young people as audiences, technology and drama education, dialogue in drama education, and the opportunities for drama as a curriculum change event.The scholarship assembled here reflects some of the best and most insightful reflections on how research can directly inform the transformation of learning and teaching.

Young at Art

Author: Christine Hatton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134051069
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Young at Art is a practical guide to playbuilding for teachers working with students at an upper primary and secondary level. Focusing on an area often neglected in traditional drama text books, the book covers the process of devising drama, and the teacher’s role in facilitating students to collectively become playwrights, actors, designers, directors and critics of their ensemble work. The playbuilding process is covered in a structured manner, which includes: Mapping the Territory: identifying critical issues relating to teaching and learning in playbuilding, and laying the basic foundations of understandings and practice. Levels at Work: offering three approaches to playbuilding, catering for a range of learning experiences. Playbuilding for All: explores theatre practitioners’ techniques, working with students’ personal stories and narratives and playbuilding with a contemporary edge. An essential guide for all drama teachers Young at Art covers practical teaching issues and strategies for working with groups of students to help them perform their playbuilt stories to an audience, as well as techniques for student assessment and evaluation, providing a wealth of exemplary starting points and approaches. The book offers detailed guidance on working with students to help facilitate the collaborative creative and reflective processes, offering practical ideas and structures which can be easily implemented in the classroom.

Drama at the Heart

Author: Nell Smyth
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781782502692
Format: PDF
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A comprehensive and practical guide to drama teaching in Steiner-Waldorf schools