Pedagogy

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Drama’s Link To Employment Skills

I bet you’re thinking the most valued skills employers are looking for in university graduates are intellect and academic grades, right? Wrong! Think again. A number of surveys in recent years have cited communication, confidence, creativity and passion as the most sought after skills in graduate employees. Many of these reports are...

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Tips for New Drama Teachers

Being new to teaching drama or theatre in a school setting can sometimes appear daunting, so here are a few tips to help get you started on your journey as a drama educator. Professional Learning Communities What constitutes a professional learning community in education often means different things to different...

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Artificial Intelligence and Creativity

Friday essay: Rise of the artistic machines Oliver Bown, UNSW Australia The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) as a potential threat or benign force is a topic of lively debate. Respected mainstream voices, like Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Elon Musk, are pointing to the dangers of AI. On the...

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VCE Drama 2015 Written Examination: A Question of Style

VCE Drama students recently sat their final year written examination in Drama. In my opinion this was the hardest Drama examination in many years. Section A – Question 1 – Non-naturalistic Solo Performance The stimulus for Question 1 involved four images and a piece of text. Many teachers will have recognised the...