Starting Drama Teaching

Author: Michael P. Fleming

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781853467882

Category: Education

Page: 168

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This second edition is about the theory and practice of drama teaching in primary and secondary schools. Now updated and more closely linked to schemes of work, the book should appeal to teachers and student teachers who are new to drama, as well as those with more experience who wish to broaden their range. Each chapter begins with practical ideas and examples of specific lessons, from which theoretical insights into the aims and purposes of drama are derived. Current controversies within the subject area are addressed, and a comprehensive guide to the published literature is provided.

Starting Drama Teaching

Author: Mike Fleming

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315460556

Category: Drama

Page: 184

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Why teach drama? How can a newcomer teach drama successfully? How do we recognize quality in drama? Starting Drama Teaching is a comprehensive guide to the teaching of drama in schools. Exploring the aims and purposes of drama, it provides an insight into the theoretical perspectives that underpin practice alongside activities, example lesson plans and approaches to planning. Written in an accessible style, the book addresses such practical issues as setting up role play, how to inject depth into group drama, working with text, teaching playwriting, as well as common problems that arise in the drama classroom and how to avoid them. This fourth edition has been updated to reflect the latest educational thinking and developments in policy and includes: a new chapter on researching drama; an extra section on digital technology and drama; guidance on different approaches to drama; advice on how teachers can achieve and recognize quality work in drama; a discussion of drama concepts including applied theatre, ensemble and rehearsal approaches. Acting on the growing interest in drama both as a separate subject and as a teaching methodology, this book is full of sensible, practical advice for teachers using drama at all levels and in all kinds of different school contexts. Written by an internationally recognized leading name in drama education, this book is valuable reading for trainee teachers who are new to drama and teachers who wish to update and broaden their range.

The Art Of Drama Teaching

Author: Fleming

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134094108

Category: Education

Page: 191

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This book provides a multitude of practical ideas for teachers and student teachers of drama and for those who are interested in using drama to teach other subjects. It takes the form of a detailed discussion of twenty-five drama techniques, each accompanied by practical examples of lessons and illustrated by an extract from a play.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

Author: Michael Byram,Adelheid Hu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136235531

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 856

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. Offering a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history, it has been produced specifically for language teaching professionals and as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level. In this new edition, every single entry has been reviewed and updated with reference to new developments and publications. Coverage has been expanded to reflect new technological, global and academic developments, with particular attention to areas such as online and distance learning, teacher and learner cognition, testing, assessment and evaluation, global English and teacher education. Themes and disciplines covered include: Methods and materials, including new technologies and materials development Contexts and concepts, such as mediation, risk-taking in language learning and intercomprehension Influential figures from the early days of language teaching to the contemporary Related disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology and corpus linguistics? It covers the teaching of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and African languages, as well as English, French, German and Spanish. There are thirty five overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items examine language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross-references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading. Written by an international team of specialists, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an invaluable resource and reference manual for anyone with a professional or academic interest in the subject.

The Teaching of Drama in the Primary School

Author: Brian George Woolland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317895975

Category: Education

Page: 264

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The importance of drama in primary school has been elevated in recent years, with many teachers continuing to make it high priority in their teaching. They recognise that it can enrich children's understanding of the world and motivate and encourage them in other curriculum work. This lively and readable book offers a blend of theory and practice based on the author's own considerable experience as a drama teacher. He provides numerous examples taken from work with children in schools, which will help teachers to prepare for drama sessions in the classroom. The book examines the role of drama as a subject in its own right as well as its role in delivering other aspects of the curriculum within primary education. It assumes no prior knowledge of teaching drama and will therefore be useful to trainee teachers and in-service teachers wanting to make use of drama in their daily teaching.

Starting English Teaching

Author: Robert Jeffcoate

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134939027

Category: Education

Page: 240

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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Starting with Scripts

Dramatic Literature for KS3 & KS4

Author: Andy Kempe,Lionel Warner

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748765096

Category: Education

Page: 188

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Starting with Scripts offers an exciting introduction to dramatic literature for students aged 11-16. Fully revised and updated, this text complements Script Sampler to form a comprehensive Drama resource written by an experienced and widely-respected author.

Teaching Primary Drama

Author: Brian Woolland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317863518

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Assuming no prior knowledge or experience of drama teaching, Brian Woolland’sTeaching Primary Drama offers a comprehensive introduction to the teaching of drama in the primary school, and focuses on current initiatives in primary education including the primary literacy strategy. The text is an invaluable resource for any teacher wishing to adopt a creative approach to teaching in their classroom. It offers guidance on different drama methods, and each practical idea translates to all areas of the curriculum. “[Teaching Primary Drama] is written in simple terms, uncluttered by references, is refreshingly straightforward and succinct and does not fall into the trap of making a complex subject sound complex; a trait of some texts which can push non-specialists away.”Amanda Kipling, London Drama Magazine, Summer 2010 issue.

Planning Process Drama

Enriching teaching and learning

Author: Pamela Bowell,Brian S. Heap

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136449760

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Process drama is now firmly established, internationally, as a powerful and dynamic pedagogy. This clear and accessible book provides a practical, step-by-step guide to the planning of process drama. Grounded in theory and illustrated in practice, it identifies and explains the principles of planning and shows how they can be applied across age ranges and curricula. Drawing on the authors’ wide-ranging practical experience and research, examples are built up and run throughout the book, at each step showing how and why the teachers’ planning decisions were made. This second edition features: a wider range of examples illustrating the planning principles in practice two completely new chapters: one deals with planning for diverse learner groups and the other moves the reader on from the pre-action planning phase to the ‘planning on your feet’ required as the drama unfolds. incorporated new material to reflect recent understanding of how learning takes place Written as a conversation between reader and authors, Planning Process Drama will help practitioners to update and refine their practice and strengthen their understanding, skills and confidence. Planning Process Drama will be an essential guide for students undertaking initial teacher training at primary level, in addition to both Drama and English at secondary level, and a Masters in Drama in Education. It will also prove to be valuable reading for specialist and non-specialist teacher in both the primary and secondary sectors who teach, or wish to teach, process drama.

The GCSE Drama Coursebook

Author: Andy Kempe

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748767731

Category: Education

Page: 232

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The GCSE Drama Coursebook is firmly based on practical explorations of how to make, perform and respond to drama. The resources used to stimulate drama are exciting and varied, ranging from photo-love stories and poems to fine art and contemporary plays.

Teaching Drama in Primary and Secondary Schools

An Integrated Approach

Author: Michael Fleming

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113412161X

Category: Drama

Page: 164

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This book will be of major interest to student teachers, teachers, lecturers and researchers. It provides a case for an integrated approach to the teaching of drama in primary and secondary schools that will help practitioners develop a theoretical rationale for their work. It also offers practical examples of lesson plans and schemes of work designed to give pupils a broad and balanced experience of drama. These are presented within a framework that argues for an integration of content and form, means and ends, and internal and external experience. Whereas the author's previous work argued for an inclusive approach that reconciled polarized views about performance drama and improvisation, this book shows how those activities can be related to each other in practice in an integrated curriculum.

Teaching Classroom Drama and Theatre

Practical Projects for Secondary Schools

Author: Martin Lewis,John Rainer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415665299

Category: Education

Page: 187

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"This revised and updated edition of Teaching Classroom Drama and Theatre will be an essential text for anyone teaching drama in the modern classroom. It presents a model teachers can use to draw together different methodologies of drama and theatre studies, exemplified by a series of contemporary, exciting practical units. By re-appraising the different traditions and approaches to drama teaching in schools, it offers innovative, contemporary projects and lessons suitable for a wide range of teachers and learners. Divided into eight units with each one offering photocopiable resources and exploring a different theme, this book has been updated to reflect current trends in drama teaching and important themes in contemporary society such as: - Myths and urban folklore - Moral decisions - Asylum seekers - The transition from primary to secondary school - Conflict resolution and propaganda - Protest and resistance - Medieval plays - Transportation - Crime and punishment. Each unit provides ideas and lesson plans which can be used as they are or adapted to suit your own particular needs. This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone who teaches - or is learning to teach - drama in secondary schools as well as those who work with young people in other drama settings"--

Intercultural Experience and Education

Author: Geof Alred,Michael Byram

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853596063

Category: Education

Page: 242

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This edited volume explores the educational significance of intercultural experience. It offers a broader conception of interculturality than commonly found in the area of foreign language teaching. Contributors represent a diverse range of academic and professional interests. The aim of the book is to encourage dialogue and interchange across this range, and beyond, to stimulate thinking about the educational value of intercultural experience.

Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School

A Companion to School Experience

Author: Jon Davison,Jane Dowson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135249083

Category: Education

Page: 368

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How do you approach teaching English in the modern classroom? What is expected of a would-be English teacher? This best-selling textbook combines theory and practice to present a broad introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in secondary school classrooms. Each chapter explains the background to debates about teaching the subject and provides tasks, practical teaching approaches and further reading to explore issues and ideas in relation to school experience. Already a major text for many university teacher education courses, this new edition has been thoroughly updated in the light of recent revisions to the National Curriculum for English, examination syllabuses and the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status. As well as containing critical explorations of the history and definitions of the subject and policies such as the Secondary National Strategy that are appropriate to Professional and Masters level PGCE study, other chapters present a broad range of effective, innovative approaches to teaching such crucial areas as: reading and writing, speaking and listening; drama; media studies and information and communications technology; grammar, poetry and language study; Shakespeare; post-16 English language and literature. Written particularly with the new and student teacher in mind, this book offers principles and practical examples of teaching and learning within a 21st Century context in which new notions of literacy compete with demands of national assessment. Taking these changing principles as a starting point, the text also addresses questions about the nature of initial teacher preparation and raises issues concerning standards-based teacher education, mentoring in schools and monitoring the development of a student teacher.

Teaching Primary English through Drama

A practical and creative Approach

Author: Suzi Clipson-Boyles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136728775

Category: Education

Page: 168

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"The text is extraordinarily succinct, very well organised and highly readable. Each chapter examines in depth specific aspects of teaching and learning in drama and well-chosen practical examples can readily be adopted by teachers. A 'must' for all primary schools." Drama (the Journal of National Drama) Review of ‘Drama in Primary English teaching’ Teaching Primary English through Drama builds on the success of the classic text Drama in Primary English, inspiring ideas and techniques for teaching English skills through the medium of drama. Focusing on the power of drama to promote effective learning in primary education, Suzi Clipson-Boyles demonstrates how reading, writing, speaking and listening skills may be developed in ways that will motivate and engage pupils. She uses specific examples from the English curriculum, and also makes links to other areas of the curriculum. In addition, the book explains how assessment during drama can help teachers to evaluate pupils’ progress in English. Further guidance is given on how drama can enrich studying for pupils who are learning English as a foreign language. The book also provides a chapter on developing drama as an art form in its own right, with simple ideas and practical suggestions on how to enhance performances. Teaching Primary English through Drama presents a wide range of drama approaches from ten-minute starter activities to stimulate ideas such as fun ways to practise reading, through to longer projects that can provide contexts for extended writing or help with presentation and performance. The chapters show how drama can help to bring lessons alive in imaginative ways that not only promote enjoyment but also enhance achievement. This comprehensive and practical guide offers essential reading for primary teachers and other practitioners, and is a valuable resource to trainees. It also provides an excellent foundation for those who wish to extend their expertise further towards drama as a subject specialism.

Teaching English

A Handbook for Primary and Secondary School Teachers

Author: Andrew Goodwyn,Jane Branson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415335270

Category: Education

Page: 225

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Accessible but authoritative, this is the essential text for all trainee and practising English teachers at both primary and secondary levels, and a comprehensive guide to the background, theory and practice of the subject.

Dorothy Heathcote on Education and Drama

Essential writings

Author: Cecily O'Neill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317632508

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Dorothy Heathcote MBE was a unique educator whose practice had a vital influence on the international development of Drama in Education. For more than half a century she inspired generations of teachers and educators all over the world by her original and authentic approach to teaching and learning. This new collection of the essential writings of Dorothy Heathcote traces the development of her practice over her long professional life. It combines the most important and influential articles from the first edition with more recent pieces to show the significant development in Heathcote’s thinking and practice. The book reveals the increasing complexity of her engagement with Mantle of the Expert as an approach to the curriculum and revisits earlier themes that are central to her work in such pieces as Productive Tension and Internal Coherence. In everything she writes she is concerned with introducing teachers to the power of drama as a means of activating the curriculum and giving them the insight and understanding to enable them to generate significant learning experiences with their students. Each section is accompanied by an introduction, a summary of key points and an extensive list of resources. Edited by a leading expert in drama education and featuring a Foreword by Gavin Bolton, this new collection of Dorothy Heathcote’s work will be welcomed by academics, teachers of drama, and student teachers.