“Real understanding is a process of coming to understand: we cannot ‘give’ someone our understanding. Real understanding is felt. Only if the understanding is felt can it be integrated into children’s minds, or anyone’s” – Geoff Gillham, 1994. Instinctively, my heart agreed with the above statement, which provided the context for exploring What is drama? […]Read more "Act 2: Becoming Somebody Different – A response from Yeow Poon, People and Organisation"
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"
Big Brum TIE and the BCU Drama MTL are holding a joint event on 1st July 2017 from 10am to 3pm, looking at Drama and Education. Please note the date in your diaries. The venue, to be confirmed, will probably be Sheldon Heath Community Centre (the new home of Big Brum). You will remember that there […]Read more "July 1st 2017: Drama and Education"
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"