Top Acts 2016: Focus on Drama

It is worth alerting current Victorian Certificate of Education Drama students that the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority has published excellent video clips about three Drama solo performances from the Top Acts concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre earlier this year. Each video includes interviews with the student performer, the student’s VCE...


Problems With Teacher Education in Australia

What Are The Main Challenges Facing Teacher Education in Australia? Field Rickards, University of Melbourne In our series, Better Teachers, we’ll explore how to improve teacher education in Australia. We’ll look at what the evidence says on a range of themes including how to raise the status of the profession...


Freewriting and Stream of Consciousness for Drama Scripts

Freewriting If your drama course involves any degree of student scripting for self-devised pieces of work, then you are more than likely to have encountered students who struggle to put pen to paper. Often students become self-conscious or anxious about their ability to write dramatic scripts. Others procrastinate with tasks...


Accelerated Progression in Drama

To accelerate, or not to accelerate: that is the question. Student acceleration, or accelerated progression, can take a number of forms. For the purposes of this post, I am focusing on students undertaking studies in drama and/or theatre a full year ahead of their regular subjects. As many readers may...