Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education are the pillars of Drama Education and are taken for granted. Dramas ability to cover SMSC Education so thoroughly and so succinctly is one of Drama’s major strengths and justifications for its inclusion in the wider school curriculum and we should be shouting about it! Continue reading SMSC: The pillars of Drama Education
Group work is fast becoming a thing of the past and is this is having an impact in the Drama Studio, where Group Work is the very essence of Drama? How can students group work skills thrive in Drama where it is in decline elsewhere? Continue reading Is this the end of Group Work?
What does Key Stage 3 Drama mean to you? How do you decide what to teach? How do you assess the students? Read advice on how to tackle planning and assessing your ideal Key Stage 3 Drama Curriculum. Continue reading Key Stage 3 Drama: Stepping stones from Process to Product
Read how Drama encourages a growth mindset and mindfulness and strategies on how that can be built on in lessons and performance. Continue reading Growth Mindset and Mindfullness in the Arts.
Flipped learning isn’t such a new idea but it is still an awesome idea. Flipped Learning as a concept is an easy one to understand. Essentially you are taking out the traditional learning element of the lesson and placing it into the homework via a video which you, as the teacher, previously prepared. Then, during the part of the lesson where the learning once took … Continue reading Flipped Learning in Drama
In many respects, the freedom of not being on the National Curriculum allows Heads of Drama to create a bespoke Key Stage 3 curriculum that caters for both the cohort and the expectations of the curriculum with regards to what syllabus the students do for Key Stage 4 and their likely outcomes. Continue reading The secret to a great Key Stage 3 Drama Curriculum