Theatre In Australia Needs Rating Classifications
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Theatre In Australia Needs Rating Classifications

The time has come for professional theatre in Australia to be classified with advisory warnings in the same way as films, DVDs, publications and video games are subject to in this country. Readers of The Drama Teacher may be aware I first posted on this topic over a year ago in response to some of…

Australian Curriculum Phase 1 Published

Phase 1 of the new Australian Curriculum was published today by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). As predicted here on The Drama Teacher a few days ago, state education ministers met in Canberra this morning to vote on approving the release of the curriculum, with the view that considerable work is yet…

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VCAA ACARA Consultation Forum For The Arts

On Wednesday, I attended the second of four consultation forums for arts teachers in Victoria to thrash out and discuss the current Draft Shape Paper for The Arts, recently published by the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (ACARA). The afternoon was hosted by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) and special thanks go out…

The Five Art Forms Of The Australian Curriculum

Richard Gill, Music Director of the Victorian Opera, wrote a great article in The Age newspaper on Monday reminding people there are five art forms in the upcoming Australian Curriculum: dance, drama, media, music and the visual arts. Finally, Gill noted, we now have an opportunity for all Australian school children to be taught all…

World Teachers Day 2010 (Australia)

World Teachers Day 2010 (Australia)

Happy World Teachers’ Day … in Australia, at least. Traditionally celebrated across the world on 5th October each year, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the signing in 1996 of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers. But in Australia (where The Drama Teacher originates), 5th October usually falls during school vacation. Instead, Australian teachers celebrate…