‘Creating Human Spaces: Drama, Theatre and Education’. Birmingham City University. Saturday 16th June 2019 Dr. Gill Brigg is a Freelance theatre maker and Teacher at a special school in Ipswich. Alongside this she is a writer and director of White Peacock and Wave and a Drama Pedagogue for Scen:se. Here she blogs her response to […]Read more "Fighting Talk- Dr. Gill Brigg"
Creating Human Spaces: Drama, Theatre & Education Paige Brookes & Heather Gooch Paige and Heather have both recently completed their PGCE Secondary Drama at Birmingham City University. In this blog they are looking to share their experiences of attending the conference Paige: So, let’s conclude our thoughts after experiencing the event ‘Creating Human Spaces’ […]Read more "Reflection on Human Spaces Conference- Paige Brookes and Heather Gooch"
Written By Lee Samuels Lee is a drama teacher currently working towards the completion of his Masters in Teaching and Learning at Birmingham City University. He is also a Director at the Leicester Amateur Operatic Society. Origin of Study ‘I didn’t sign up for this.’ This was the thought I had going through my head […]Read more "Fearriculum: An analysis of pedagogical choice and change made by secondary level educators"
At the Drama Teachers’ Group / MTL seminar (6th April 2019), we focused on Chris Bolton’s recent ‘Human Spaces’ research report. The seminar invited general responses, before moving on to a consideration of its application to our own practice and what key messages we would choose to communicate from it. General responses One teacher felt that it […]Read more "Human Spaces – some responses"
In the second part of the seminar on 2nd June, we considered the new (draft) Ofsted framework. The draft framework is available from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/education-inspection-framework-draft-for-consultation We discussed: what is it saying? how does it affect our work? how do we understand it (and the assumptions behind it)? how can we incorporate statutory documents of this kind into our […]Read more "Drama and the new (draft) Ofsted framework"
These ideas come from the Drama Teachers’ Group and MTL seminar, 2nd February 2019. Further notes from the same session appear as a separate post. The previous seminar had focused on criticality. It had included advice on the ‘5Cs to help your writing style’: Cite: keep the primary focus on the literature. Compare the various arguments, theories, methodologies, approaches […]Read more "What makes for good writing on Drama and Education?"
This session included an MTL course briefing and a seminar on Drama Education and Criticality. We asked for examples of critical incidents from teachers’ practice and explored two: from Orlagh (about teacher responses to a potentially sensitive classroom issue) and Hattie (whose incident raised questions about attainment and inclusion). We went on to critique Dale […]Read more "MTL/group meeting and seminar, 8th December 2018"