Drama offers structures that can be used by teachers, to enable children to generate ideas, discuss, debate, rehearse, present and sometimes perform their thinking and understanding. This can be as a context or pretext for writing.
In this course, you will:
Increase your drama knowledge and gain practical understanding of a broad range of drama techniques that can give contexts for developing talk and writing
Actively participate in non-threatening,‘ whole class ‘drama’ and evaluate the experience and the learning opportunities
Consider the specific drama for writing statements and guidance that exist in the new primary national curriculum for English
Receive a handbook of drama strategies and conventions and three Drama units with talk and writing opportunities highlighted
Course Leader: Patrice Baldwin
Patrice Baldwin is President of the International Drama Theatre and Education Association (IDEA), Chair of National Drama and a prolific author. Most recently she has co-written, ‘Inspiring Writing Through Drama’ (with Rob John). She was a Primary Headteacher, LA Arts Adviser and School Improvement Partner, as well as an Ofsted inspector and is an arts education consultant.