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
Making Sense of Drama, Jonothan Neelands, 1984. Making Sense of Drama was Jonothan Neelands was one of the first books I read at university. This was the first book I read on the subject of teaching drama, or using drama in the classroom. My thoughts on Drama in the classroom at this point were really dominated by my own experiences as a student. First at … Continue reading Making Sense of 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
Drama teachers are experts in creating bespoke assessment criteria after years of being not on the National Curriculum. We should be leading the way when it comes to adjusting to the new system of grading. Moving to the new system The question that all of us are asking at the moment, drama teachers or otherwise, is how do we ensure that Key Stage 3 work … Continue reading Drama should be leading the way in the post-levels world.
A brief history of Assessment in drama (1988 to 2005) Continue reading A brief history of Assessment in Drama (1988 to 2005)