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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.


6 Things to consider when planning for next year

When planning what to teach next year and any potential change, it is important to consider the boundaries, limitations and potential scope of what you can do. These may be boundaries that are placed by your circumstances or the situation with Drama in your school. Not all of us live in an ideal world where we can do everything we would want, so it is important that we understand the parameters of what we can do. Continue reading 6 Things to consider when planning for next year

History of Drama in Education Part 6: Differences, arguments and existential crises.

There have been a lot of developments in education in the last 10 years, especially at Key Stage 3 and within the National Curriculum. Changes which have a massive knock on effect on Drama. Yet regardless of how vigorous, reasoned, or passionate any argument from the Drama Teaching establishment was, all protests fell on deaf ears. A harsh reality needs to be remembered here. From the very moment Drama was left out of the National Curriculum, there has been no reason for the Government to include Drama in any of its plans. Continue reading History of Drama in Education Part 6: Differences, arguments and existential crises.

History of Drama in Education Part 4: Mantle of the Expert and the National Curriculum

This is part four of a series of articles chronicling the history of Drama and Theatre in Education. It is important. It is important to understand where the subject of Drama has come from. What baggage it comes with. How perceptions of the subject have changed over the years. How that baggage and perceptions effect the subject today. Continue reading History of Drama in Education Part 4: Mantle of the Expert and the National Curriculum

History of Drama in Education Part 3: Drama and the Tripartite System

This is part three of a series of articles chronicling the history of Drama and Theatre in Education. It is important. It is important to understand where the subject of Drama has come from. What baggage it comes with. How perceptions of the subject have changed over the years. How that baggage and perceptions effect … Continue reading History of Drama in Education Part 3: Drama and the Tripartite System

History of Drama in Education Part 2: Peter Slade & Child Drama

This is part two of a series of articles chronicling the history of Drama and Theatre in Education. It is important. It is important to understand where the subject of Drama has come from. What baggage it comes with. How perceptions of the subject have changed over the years. How that baggage and perceptions effect the subject today. Continue reading History of Drama in Education Part 2: Peter Slade & Child Drama

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