The Drama Hub session on 29th June used draft educational materials from Chris Bolton, based on Chris Cooper’s play “Over the Top”, to consider ideas about: Using Drama to explore the current moment Using Drama to meet young people’s needs at this moment This discussion followed that at the May session. See: https://dramamtl.wordpress.com/2020/05/18/why-did-william-shakespeare-never-write-a-play-about-the-plague/ The play […]Read more "Smelling the danger: from Spanish Flu, 1916 to Coronavirus, 2020"
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Introduction In this illustrative case study, I intend to explore the nature of cognitive dissonance within a democratic classroom. I am interested in interrogating the evidence created within a single drama lesson and in particular how a drama teacher facilitates a democratic environment within which participants can safely explore contrasting paradigms…
A reflection on a critical incident by Stacy Brown. In this piece, Stacy considers questions about the tension between a school’s implicit values and those of the individual teacher. It complements her recent piece, ‘We miss you, Miss.’ Comments which offer constructive feedback on this reflective piece and/or suggestions for further supporting reading are very […]Read more "Don’t forget the hanging baskets!"
As part of the Drama Hub meeting on 2nd May, we discussed the role of Drama and Drama Education in the current crisis “It is hard to reference anything outside of the lockdown any more.” Lockdown is maybe deskilling many teachers in certain areas (e.g. behaviour management) but upskilling them in others (e.g. having to […]Read more "Why did William Shakespeare never write a play about the plague? "
A reflection on a critical incident by Stacy Brown In this piece, Stacy considers how a management decision at her school led her to look again at her priorities as a teacher. October 2018, it is a Wednesday. I am called into the office by my head of faculty. At that moment, given the current […]Read more "We miss you, Miss"
In this reflection on the workplace, Nathan Wyer takes a critical incident to explore questions about behaviour management and safeguarding. The critical incident occurred when I lost my temper with a class whilst taking a register. I got far angrier with the pupils than a teacher should within a classroom, and this led to me […]Read more "Losing your cool in the class"
Hi all. We are offering this blog site as a free online space for sharing ideas and practice about Drama, Theatre and Education during the current crisis … an extension of the analogue-world Drama Hub. As well as the research, ideas, seminars, reading and investigations from the current Drama Hub and MTL, we are inviting […]Read more "LIVING OR SURVIVING? Sharing ideas in the current crisis"
Dissemination At the Drama Hub meeting on 7th March, MTL students were reminded that dissemination of assignments via the MTL blog and Summer event is an expectation of the MTL course and Hub. Others Hub members are also welcome to disseminate research in this way. The more the blog and event can be a pool […]Read more "Living or surviving? A focus for Drama Hub dissemination"
These notes come from the Drama Teachers’ Hub / MTL seminar on 7th March 2020 The session looked at research questions and foci, before moving on to consider dissemination via this blog and the forthcoming event on June 13th. Research investigations and proposals – foci and key questions (A related slide set is available […]Read more "Research investigations and proposals"
Hi all, Just thought I should post some links to appropriate research readings. Further reading- Drama Related Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance (RiDE) Available here Davis, David with Chris Cooper (2014) Imagining the Real – towards a new theory of drama in education, Trentham Books Jackson, Anthony and Vine, […]Read more "Reading Support 2020"