Professional Learning

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The Best Drama Classes Run Themselves

I have come to the conclusion over many years of teaching that the best drama classes run themselves. I had a magic moment in a drama class this morning where I stepped back and witnessed my senior class of 21 students in five groups happily undertaking an activity all by...

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2012 Drama Victoria State Conference

Last Thursday and Friday, Drama Victoria held its annual state conference at The University of Melbourne. What a conference it was! This year’s program witnessed a change from previous years with Friday being a day of extended master classes with experts in specific fields running four-hour workshops split into two-hour blocks. With...

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Qualities Of A Good Drama Teacher

Many readers of The Drama Teacher are university students, graduate teachers new to this wonderful profession, teachers returning to the Drama classroom after time away and others who have been allocated a Drama class, but may not have any formal training in the field. Having taught high school Drama for...

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Are Schools Killing Creativity?

British educationalist and supporter of the arts, Sir Ken Robinson, delivered this fantastic address at the 2006 TED conference. His general argument is that our education systems are killing creativity in our school children and that creativity is so important it should be treated with the same respect as literacy....