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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...

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...

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...