Signposting Cultural Capital
Cultural Capital is the skills, education, values, understanding and behaviours that is learnt by an individual which will give them an intellectual and economic advantage. The term originated from Pierre Bourdieu who used the term to describe the advantages (other than money) that people of a particular class accrue, which gives them advantage and social status.
Use metacognition and self monitoring to help drive progress in Drama. Continue reading Encouraging self monitored learning in Drama
For a long time, drama games and warm ups have been a staple of Drama. But can they justify their existence in the face of evidence supporting knowledge rich curriculum. I think metacognition can help us find a place for them in modern Drama Curriculum. Continue reading Drama Games and Metacognition
This is the third and final blog post which looks at the new framework for inspection from Ofsted. The focus of this new framework has shifted since 2015, when the last framework was published. One of the key areas of the new framework is on the quality of education provided by a school. By doing this Ofsted hopes to “de-intensify the inspection focus from performance … Continue reading How Ofsted’s New Framework effects your Drama Curriculum – Part Three: Impact
All students in your classroom need to have their thinking stretched. For many students, that level of stretch and challenge comes from your normal lesson content and quality first teaching. But, there is a group of students in every school and classroom who need extra to achieve their potential. The stretch and challenge of the main lesson content may well not be enough for them. … Continue reading 5 ways to Stretch and Challenge more able students in Drama
You know your students best. You know your context best. Ofsted will want to see that you have taken the appropriate decisions and direction to deliver the curriculum in a way that serves the best of the cohort you teach. Continue reading How Ofsted’s New Framework effects your Drama Curriculum – Part Two: Implementation
Ofsted inspectors will be judging your drama curriculum based on where that it is well planned, sequenced and ambitious enough for your students and that they are making progress towards being knowledgeable in the subject of drama and that SEND the and the disadvantage students can also make that same progress. Continue reading How Ofsted’s New Framework effects your Drama Curriculum – Part One: Make your intent clear.
his week something unusual happened. Something that hasn’t happened for a long time. Not since the early to mid 2000’s, which is over 10 years now! I first found out about it via twitter in a tweet which I think most of you will have seen by now. At first I was dubious. I had to pinch myself. Some good news that involves Drama in British Schools in a favorable and positive light! Continue reading 5 Foundations of Building Character
The first part of the process was to establish the timeline of Drama to teach. Starting with Greek Theatre, Commedia and Shakespeare in Year 7 and finishing with Melodrama, Naturalism and Epic Theatre in Year 8. Continue reading An example Key Stage 3 Drama Curriculum
Returning to the idea finding a balance within the curriculum, I think that there needs to be a balance between knowledge and skills and I think that my previous schemes of work have probably been too focused on skills. There is no doubt in my mind that with the content requirements of the new GCSEs being so high, an increased knowledge of key terminology, concepts and … Continue reading Knowledge Based Curriculum: Finding the balance
Just writing the phrase “Knowledge Based Curriculum” sends shivers of fear and anger through my spine. To think that we have moved into a world where knowledge over skills is the key to creating policy and curriculum is a hideous testament to how far we have come on this journey of reform. A curriculum which is based on how much a student has learnt. These … Continue reading Knowledge Based Curriculum and Drama: Moving with the times.
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