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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...

Roundtable on Drama Education, Climate, and the Environment

A roundtable on an environmental theme at IDIERI 2018, convened by Molly Mullen. https://youtu.be/GJqq1lb2j_w Molly Mullen is a Senior Lecturer in applied theatre at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work, Aotearoa New...

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...

Exploring Techniques and Practices from the IDIERI 9 Workshops (Part 2)

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...

Exploring Techniques and Practices from the IDIERI 9 Workshops (Part 6)

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...