Sunday 12 August 2018

Start Date

12-8-2018 4:15 PM

End Date

12-8-2018 5:15 PM

Subjects

Drama in education, Creative activities, Literacy education, Mentoring, Primary school teachers, Professional development, Literature, Partnerships in education, Theatre arts

Comments

Session 1B

Abstract

There is unequivocal evidence that arts-rich pedagogies enhance student social and emotional wellbeing and, consequently, academic learning outcomes across the curriculum. Yet many primary teachers report they lack the expertise and/or confidence to embed quality arts processes and experiences in what is increasingly described as an overcrowded curriculum. This presentation reviews the research findings about the impact and sustainability of School Drama, an initiative developed through a partnership between the Sydney Theatre Company and The University of Sydney. An innovative co-mentoring teacher professional learning program and drama-based intervention, the program aims to develop primary teachers’ professional knowledge of and expertise in using drama with contemporary children’s literature to enhance student English and literacy outcomes

Place of Publication

Melbourne, Australia

Publisher

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

ISBN

9781742865119

Geographic Subject

New South Wales

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Aug 12th, 4:15 PM Aug 12th, 5:15 PM

Making a difference in learning through arts-rich pedagogy

There is unequivocal evidence that arts-rich pedagogies enhance student social and emotional wellbeing and, consequently, academic learning outcomes across the curriculum. Yet many primary teachers report they lack the expertise and/or confidence to embed quality arts processes and experiences in what is increasingly described as an overcrowded curriculum. This presentation reviews the research findings about the impact and sustainability of School Drama, an initiative developed through a partnership between the Sydney Theatre Company and The University of Sydney. An innovative co-mentoring teacher professional learning program and drama-based intervention, the program aims to develop primary teachers’ professional knowledge of and expertise in using drama with contemporary children’s literature to enhance student English and literacy outcomes