The thing about talking about your work is that what is in your head makes complete sense. You understand what you mean, you can express those ideas quite fluently to yourself, however when one must stand in front of others and explain those ideas – communication issues can come to the fore. That thought process […]Read more "Response to Act 2"
Act 2: Becoming Somebody Different- Report This conference report follows on from the success of last year’s drama in education conference and builds upon some of the thinking and conversations from that event. This year’s event had four central questions that formed the themes for the day: What is drama? What is drama for? How […]Read more "Act 2: Becoming Somebody Different- A Report"
Masters in Teaching and Learning Unit 1: Learner Development and Inclusion The focus of my research for unit 1 of my MTL will be on learner development and inclusion. My research centres around a case study I have written documenting an extra-curricular project which was run between the school in which I work and […]Read more "Learner Development and Inclusion: A Case Study of ‘The Ties That Bind,’ a Project with Big Brum."
Throughout human history adults have used stories to inform and enlighten the lives of the children around them. Tapping into a collective memory, linking to an element of our past and shared understanding that Aristotle defines as being the, “Scribe of the soul. (270)” Children in particular have stories and story process engrained in their […]Read more "‘In-Role’ Learning and Engagement: How do pupils react to a ‘challenging’ theme when ‘in-role’?"
Positional Audit and Action Planning- Questions- 2016 Please also see post from last year here Following the meeting and discussion about drama in education, drama as an art form and drama in the wider school curriculum, the group engaged with an activity to create a ‘positional’ audit. The aim of the audit was to assess professional […]Read more "Positional Audit & Action Planning 2016"
On 2nd July 2016, Big Brum collaborated with Birmingham City University on an event for Secondary Drama Teachers at MAC Birmingham. We would like you to read the notes below and comment on any statements that resonate with you. This is how the event was framed: “The value of drama in schools is changing and […]Read more "The Value of TIE in schools- for comment"
Becoming Somebody Different- Drama in Education Conference An Initial Response Recently I was fortunate enough to visit colleagues in Budapest where we were beginning to discuss an application to Erasmus+. This EU funded project, in collaboration with colleagues from Greece, Italy, Ireland and Hungary, is going to explore the role of drama in creating democratic […]Read more "Initial Response- Becoming Somebody Different"