Wendy Mages: Theatre-in-Education, Language, and Perspective Taking in Early Childhood Education

At the nexus of three disciplines— educational theatre and drama, language development, and cognitive development—this mixed-methods study investigates the effect of a preschool theatre-in-education (TIE) program on the perspective-taking and emergent literacy skills of...

Robyn Ewing and John Nicholas Saunders: Bridging the literacy-arts divide in Australian primary education:...

In neo-liberal times the distance between traditional understandings of literacy and the Arts has lengthened dramatically. A partnership between Australia’s largest theatre company and Australia’s oldest university has developed, School Drama, a co-mentoring teacher...

Martha Lamont: ‘Drama makes my brain healthy’: An inquiry into the potential for using...

This paper identifies the social challenges facing young children with special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream classrooms, and explores and recommends drama in education (DiE) to enhance their social skills. This study specifically investigates...

Leny Woolsey: The Distance of Hierarchy

Hierarchy Noun A system in which members of an organization or society are ranked according to relative status or authority. Synonyms pecking order, ranking, grading, ladder, social order, class system Hierarchy takes three forms;...

Q&A with Gaenor Stoate, Lucy Lott, Moe Gregorzewski, Eva Göksel, and Martha Lamont

https://youtu.be/mTRuTi_7msI Gaenor Stoate is a teaching fellow at the University of Waikato, lecturing in the Faculty of Education on secondary drama curriculum papers and also in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences where she teaches...

Moe Gregorzewski: Interventions of Otherness? Developing a Critical Transcultural Pedagogy through Applied Theatre

I will explore how postcolonial perspectives on culture and migration can inform the development of a process drama-based Applied Theatre practice that encourages social responsibility and critical citizenship amongst young people. Developing such pedagogical...

Eva Göksel: (Self)Reflection, Agency and New Perspectives: Learning to Teach with Drama in Education

This video-ethnographic study explores pre-service teacher agency and creativity in the Swiss context. A small group of student teachers voluntarily attends after-hours training on possible uses of improvisation and basic drama conventions in the...

Gaenor Stoate: The tyranny of affective distance in the devised drama ensemble

This paper explores the concept of the devised drama ensemble, specifically students in their final year of secondary school curriculum drama in New Zealand’s National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) programme. Ensembles are established...

Madge Hair: Writing on Gumbaynggirr Country for Co-Created Theatre as Decolonising Practice

This presentation analyses the challenges and processes of cocreating pieces of musical theatre inspired by and responding to storylines from Gumbaynggirr country, mid-north coast, New South Wales. The central question posed by the presenter’s...

Alexandra Lodge: Script-Down Script Development: Deaf Gain and Physical Dramaturgy in Aotearoa

This paper will discuss the development of my creative practice of Takitoru Dramaturgy. The practice originated in my doctoral research: the development of a trilingual play script for Te Reo Māori, New Zealand Sign...