ABOUT DRAMA LEARNING

AMAZING LEARNING EVENTS:

The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
– Elliot Eisner, Arts And The Creation Of Mind

For over 60 years, drama-in-education has been used as a valuable tool in primary and secondary classrooms for motivating learners.

We build on this achievement by designing workshops as both student-centred and teacher-nurturing. Our one-hour school incursions are high-impact events that assist teachers to introduce, extend and consolidate key concepts and skills in their teaching programs.

Supporting Resilience & Responsibility:

Drama Learning incursions

  • support the development of cognitive abilities of 21st-century skills.
  • reflect assessment principles of the Australian Curriculum.
  • work with the principles of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
  • represent ten years of research into new applications of drama education, including six years of observation of inventive programs by London Fringe Theatres on the working with schools and local communities.

Dr Josey De Rossi

Founding director of Drama Learning. Josey has over 30 years experience in drama education.

VIT Registration

Presenters carry VIT registration and are experienced teacher-artists.

High-Impact Event

Workshops are designed for students’ total involvement.

Self-Assessment Certificate

Students are presented with certificates to place in their portfolios, showing self-assessment criteria.

Free Materials

Worksheets can be reused in a variety of contexts after the conclusion of workshop.

DRAMA LEARNING IN-CLASS WORKSHOPS

Key Features & Content

WORDPLAY WORKSHOPS

We use John Hattie’s advice in Visible Learning (2009) on the importance of developing a student’s vocabulary as an effective foundation for all learning. We use drama techniques to build students’ spelling and vocabulary skills.

A PRACTICAL APPROACH

The presence of large swatches of coloured cloth and other stage properties are used in highly symbolic ways. At the same time, the ‘special effects’ technique is absolutely practical and immersive for students.

Certificate 2

CERTIFICATION

We present students with a certificate of completion which is simultaneously a tool by which students reflect on and evaluate their participation in working with General Capabilities and Learning Area content in the workshop.

21st CENTURY LEARNING

We focus on combining specific organising elements of the General Capabilities, for instance, ‘posing questions’ from the Critical and Creative Learning Capability, and Learning Area content, for instance, ‘Word Knowledge’ from the English Learning Area.

GIVE US YOUR WORD LIST

The precise use of General Capabilities or Learning Area Content is based on our initial consultation with you: based on what phase in F-10;  the specialisation of Learning Area vocabulary and the emphasis within the General Capabilities you would like us to consider in the workshop.

WORKING FOR TEACHERS

We leave the teacher exercises and activities to continue the influence of the workshop after it is over.  We also ‘train’ students so they can teach others exciting ways of building their vocabularies.

DRAMA LEARNING IN PRACTICE

The Teacher
The Workshop
The Benefits
Students' Needs
A Motivating Event
The Benefits
Curriculum Content
Vocabulary Workshop
The Benefits

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CONTACT US

Contact us:

+61 (0) 437616900
communitymanager@dramalearning.com

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