Invitation to join the Board of Big Brum TIE Big Brum is looking for enthusiastic people to join our management committee, who are interested in supporting the company through a period of organisational development over the next 5-10 years. Who are we looking for? We are looking for people who are willing to share their […]Read more "Invitation to join the Board of Big Brum TIE"
I am now a term into my second year of teaching and, so far, my experience has been extremely far removed from that of my NQT year. Last year I was almost intimidated by the amount of control I had over the direction of Drama within my school, unsure of my jurisdiction under my head […]Read more "Life as an RQT"
November 2016 For the past few years, Drama PGCE students at Birmingham City University have been working for a day with Big Brum, using their current TIE programme as a starting point for exploring professional questions about inclusion, transition and diversity. Central to this has been a text from the SCYPT Journal (ICTIE Conference, Amman, […]Read more "Tuning the Ear to the Displaced Child"
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"