Learning Connections in Primary Schools, 2e

Learning Connections in Primary Schools, 2e

by Barbara Poston-Anderson

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Overview

Drama: Learning Connections in Primary Schools, 2e, takes a problem-based approach to integrating drama with other creative arts, and provides pre-service teachers with classroom-tested activities for teaching drama to children in primary, upper primary and middle-school years. The book combines a strong research foundation with 'stories from the field' to examine the learning connections that can be made with drama, and develops strategies for incorporating the use of drama across the curriculum.

Written for both pre-service teachers and experienced teachers working within English and creative arts curricula, the book encourages a view of drama as a learning tool as well as an art form. With its focus on evaluation and assessment within a practice framework, students learn how to develop an integrated drama programme, which is an invaluable basis for developing teaching and learning programmes in general. The new edition contains a wealth of activities for students, and is an invaluable tool for pre-service teachers well after they graduate and into their career. The new chapter on integrating drama and technology looks at new ways teachers can explore drama and the implications of learning in a digital age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195576993
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/02/2012
Edition description: 2nd Revised ed.
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Barbara Poston-Anderson is a drama specialist and an Associate Professor in Education with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology, Sydney. Through her research and teaching, she has explored the potential that drama and other creative arts have for student learning.

Table of Contents

List of Boxes
Preface
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Section One DRAMA IN LEARNING CONTEXTS
Part one Introducing Drama: Parameters and Possibilities
1. Describing Drama
2. The Drama Mentor Prepares
Part Two Maximising Learning: Drama In The Curriculum
3. Systematic Planning for Drama
4. Integrated Learning through Drama
5. Social Learning through Drama
Section two DRAMA BUILDING BLOCKS FOR LEARNING
Part three Realising Drama: Developing the Senses
6. Sense of Self
7. Sense of Others
8. Sense of Drama
Part four Activating Alternatives: Shaping Drama Experiences
9. Improvising, Role Playing and Playbuilding
10. Story Making, Telling and Dramatising
11. Puppet Making, Operating and Presenting
Part five Appreciating Drama: Performance Perspectives
12. Readers' Theatre: Scripting and Staging
13. Children's Theatre: Playwriting, Directing and Performing
14. Theatrical Traditions: Appreciating and Responding
SECTION THREE DRAMA CONNECTIONS WITH TECHNOLOGY
Part six Extending Drama: Uses of Technology
15. Emerging Technologies: Implications for Drama Education
Glossary
References
Resources for Young People: Books and Media
Index
Appendices can be found on the website for this book.

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