Drama And Curriculum

Author: John O'Toole
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402093708
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‘Here’s a knocking indeed!’ says the Porter in Shakespeare’s Scottish play (Act II, Scene 3) and immediately puts himself into role in order to deal with the demands of such an early call after a late night of drinking and carousal: ‘If a man were porter of hell-gate...’. But what roles does the porter of curriculum-gate take on in order to deal with drama’s persistent demands for entry? Ah, that depends upon the temperature of the times. We, who have been knocking for what seems to be a very long time, know well that when evaluation and measurement criteriaare demanded as evidence of drama’s ef cacy, an examiner stands as gatekeeper. When the educational landscape is in danger of overcrowding, we meet a territorial governor. And how often has the courtesan turned out to be only a tease because the arts are, for a brief moment, in the spotlight for their abilities to foster out-of-the-box thinkers? In this text, we meet these ‘commissionaires’ and many more. The gatekeeping roles and what they represent are so familiar that they have become cliches ́ to us. We know them by their arguments, ripostes, dismissals, their brief encouragement and lack of follow-up. And we know that behind each one (however rmly they think they keep the keys) is a nancial and political master whose power controls the curriculum building and everything in it.

Education In Drama

Author: David Hornbrook
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136615252
Size: 11.43 MB
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Hornbrook, referring to current legislation, argues the case for an organized curricular framework for drama in the 1990s which develops in children the activities of designing, directing, acting, writing and evaluating - all within the range of the historic context of dramatic work. He asserts that recent drama teaching in Britain has been child-centred and psychological, and viewed as a learning medium rather than as an aesthetic study in itself. This, he believes, has had the effect of cutting children off from the variegated world of the theatre and, in the broader sense, from any collective aesthetic or historical dimension. This book is intended mainly for the use of primary and secondary school teachers.

Progression In Secondary Drama

Author: Andy Kempe
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 0435185950
Size: 17.66 MB
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Progression in Secondary Drama includes: strategies to help you identify and develop knowledge, skills and understanding in drama-right through the 11-18 age range, practical help on structuring your lessons to ensure that students are progressing, advice on how to record and report on your students' development. Contents Section 1 Progression in the drama curriculum The drama curriculum The drama curriculum in context Section 2 Planning and assessing progression in drama planning for progression Monitoring, assessing and recording Section 3 Progression in practice Starting out in secondary drama Sharpening the dramatic insight Working with the voice Discourse in drama Exploring genre Telling tales Finding the form Tackling the text Dramatisation References and further reading.

Drama And English At The Heart Of The Primary Curriculum

Author: Joe Winston
Publisher: David Fulton Publishers
ISBN: 1138161462
Size: 15.85 MB
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Written specifically for primary teachers and trainees who wish to develop their teaching skills in English and drama, this book offers practical guidance on model drama and English teaching techniques, approaches to assessment, and examples of cross-curricular links. Teachers and students will benefit from the wide range of techniques covered in this book.