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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...

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...

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...

Claire French: Towards translingual praxis: departures from monolingual facilitation

This paper presents interdisciplinary research that draws from discourse in sociolinguistics to problematise uncritical language-based paradigms inherited by facilitators of applied performance praxis, focusing on the monolingual orientation. I use recent multilingual South African...

Lucy Lott: Social support for young people transitioning from care to independence: revealing the...

This presentation will explore how a participatory drama process might provide insights about how young people transition from care to independence in Queensland, Australia. Gaining knowledge around social support for young people exiting care...

Performance Highlights from IDIERI 9

The Attitudes “I try to explore in my body and voice difference modes of white resistance to challenges about power and privilege. The physicality of the showing is inspired by 18th century writings and interpretations...

Heads Held High – A Podcast

On Tuesday 3rd July 2018, delegates of the International Drama in Education Research Institute were treated to a performance of Heads Held High, a production by Black Friars that brought together 60 young leaders from 9 South Auckland schools...

Kelly Freebody: Distance through critique: Moving beyond the ‘common-sense’ of drama for social change

This paper urges us to use a critical lens to distance ourselves from common-sense understandings of what we do and why. It unpacks key logics in our field – including participation, community, social justice,...