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Christine Hatton and Richard Sallis: Provocative dialogues: Shifting perspectives on drama research practice

This panel reflects on an innovative new book Drama Research Methods: Provocations of Practice which sought to challenge current understandings of drama research by asking prominent drama researchers to engage in critical dialogues about...

Eva Österlind: Drama Workshop on Sustainability – could the context confuse the content?

Previous research on Education for Sustainable Development, ESD, reveals that many young people associate environmental problems with feelings of helplessness, guilt and insecurity. Therefore, new ways of teaching that gives students an opportunity to...

Exploring Techniques and Practices from the IDIERI 9 Workshops (Part 4)

Delegates at the 9th International Drama in Education Research Institute were treated to an abundance of exciting and engaging practical workshops during the 7-day event. To give you a flavour of what was on offer, the Dialogue team...

Elizabeth Anderson and Marsha Finlay: But that’s not right, is it Miss? Colonisation and...

This paper tells of collaborative research in which two primary school teachers designed drama work to help their students navigate challenging journeys. From safe New Zealand classrooms, students used drama to look at the...

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...

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...