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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...

Takahiro Watanabe: How can drama change learning of both teachers and children at school?

Introducing drama into school curriculum can impact how teachers learn during in-service training programs at school as well as how children learn in lessons. Not just discussing lesson plans or events in lessons but...

Matt Omasta and Elizabeth Murray: Assessment in Elementary Drama Education

This study articulates U.S. elementary (primary) school drama specialists’ / teachers’ perceptions of assessment as a component of education and documents assessment processes and procedures in drama classrooms. Through a series of qualitative interviews...

Po Chi, Tam and Mei-Chun, Lim: Glocalising drama education in Hong Kong and Taiwan:...

Drawing on the theory of Chen Kuan-Hsing’s, ‘Asia as Method’, this paper aims to investigate how drama education is glocalised in the early childhood education in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The notions of inter-referencing...

Highlights of the Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) Multimedia Toolkit

Dialogue has been working with Clowns Without Borders South Africa to develop an audiovisual toolkit for their Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) Programmes. In South Africa, the programme is referred to as the Sinovuyo Caring Families Programme,...

Set Design Is Not Child’s Play

What has been incredible at the Cradle of Creativity Festival is the complexity of set designs and props on display, especially considering some Productions have travelled many thousands of miles to perform in Cape...

Musical Theatre for Education

As a part of the Cradle of Creativity's Focus Day on Music Theatre for Young Audiences, Tina Stodart delivered a Pecha Kucha about her work in Potchefstroom, South Africa. In the following interview (6 minutes), she speaks about using...

Making Theatre for Early Years

Saturday, 27nd May, was the Cradle of Creativity’s Focus Day on Theatre for the Early Years, held at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town. Below you can see some quotes from the Plenary session...

A Patchwork for Every Age

Patchwork (Dir. Joanna Evans) is an award-winning Early Years Production, created in 2014 with a seed-funding grant from the European Small Size Network. Centred around a bed, the show sees pillows learning to fly,...

Fingers, Toes and Happy Toddlers

Nicola Elliot’s Fingers And Toes, My Body Knows was an exciting addition to the programme for Early Years at the Cradle of Creativity. With the audience each being given a cushion upon entry into the...