Drama: Learning Connections in Primary Schools

Paperback | October 10, 2012

byBarbara Poston-Anderson

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Drama: Learning Connections in Primary Schools, 2e, takes a problem-based approach to integrating drama with other creative arts, and provides pre-service teachers with classroom-tested activities for teaching drama to children in primary, upper primary and middle-school years. The bookcombines a strong research foundation with 'stories from the field' to examine the learning connections that can be made with drama, and develops strategies for incorporating the use of drama across the curriculum. Written for both pre-service teachers and experienced teachers working within English and creative arts curricula, the book encourages a view of drama as a learning tool as well as an art form. With its focus on evaluation and assessment within a practice framework, students learn how to develop anintegrated drama programme, which is an invaluable basis for developing teaching and learning programmes in general. The new edition contains a wealth of activities for students, and is an invaluable tool for pre-service teachers well after they graduate and into their career. The new chapter onintegrating drama and technology looks at new ways teachers can explore drama and the implications of learning in a digital age.

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Drama: Learning Connections in Primary Schools, 2e, takes a problem-based approach to integrating drama with other creative arts, and provides pre-service teachers with classroom-tested activities for teaching drama to children in primary, upper primary and middle-school years. The bookcombines a strong research foundation with 'storie...

Barbara Poston-Anderson is a drama specialist and an Associate Professor in Education with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney. Through her research and teaching, she has explored the potential that drama and other creative arts have for student learning.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 10.87 × 8.27 × 0.07 inPublished:October 10, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195576993

ISBN - 13:9780195576993

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Table of Contents

List of BoxesPrefaceAbout the AuthorAcknowledgmentsSection One: Drama in Learning ContextsPart one Introducing Drama: Parameters and Possibilitiess1. Describing Drama2. The Drama Mentor PreparesPart Two Maximising Learning: Drama In The Curriculum3. Systematic Planning for Drama4. Integrated Learning through Drama5. Social Learning through DramaSectionTwo: Drama Building Blocks for LearningPart three Realising Drama: Developing the Senses6. Sense of Self7. Sense of Others8. Sense of DramaPart Four: Activating Alternatives: Shaping Drama Experiences9. Improvising, Role Playing and Playbuilding10. Story Making, Telling and Dramatising11. Puppet Making, Operating and PresentingPart Five: Appreciating Drama: Performance Perspectives12. Readers' Theatre: Scripting and Staging13. Children's Theatre: Playwriting, Directing and Performing14. Theatrical Traditions: Appreciating and RespondingSection Three: Drama Connections with TechnologyPart 6: Extending Drama: Uses of Technology15. Emerging Technologies: Implications for Drama EducationGlossaryReferencesResources for Young People: Books and MediaIndex