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School Improvement Through Drama

A Creative Whole Class, Whole School Approach

By Patrice Baldwin

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Format: Paperback / softback, 280 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 31 August 2009
This is a guide to teaching drama effectively at KS1-3, along with advice for how it can be used for teaching and learning across the entire curriculum. Patrice Baldwin gives an overview of the way drama links to learning, teaching and the curriculum. It will help those who need to connect with the rationale for drama in and across the curriculum and who need to plan for it and explain it to others in terms of its necessity and impact. The book offers guidance that will facilitate schools' work on self-evaluation, preparing for Ofsted, drawing up school development plans and drama policies. With exemplar lessons for each of the year groups across KS1-KS3, this is a highly practical book that has something to offer all who work in or with primary and secondary schools.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What do we mean by school improvement and development?; What do we mean by drama?; PART 1; Chapter 1: How drama can make schools better for children; Chapter 2: How drama can make schools better for teachers (and other adults who support learning); Chapter 3: How drama creates and improves the whole curriculum; Chapter 4: How drama can contribute to whole school self; Chapter 5: How drama is viewed by Ofsted; Chapter 6: How drama can contribute to the School Improvement and Development Plan; Chapter 7: A policy for drama; PART 2; Exemplar lessons.

About the Author

Patrice Baldwin is LA Adviser for the Promotion of the Arts in Schools (Norfolk) and is well established as a consultant on drama for learning and creativity.


"Aimed at teachers of any subject and school leaders, this volume explains how to use drama for school improvement at different levels. With reference to UK policies, standards, and concepts but applicable to other countries, it shows why drama in schools is important; how to use it to develop successful learners, confident individuals, and responsible citizens; how to lead and manage drama, including conducting a drama audit and review; and its use in cross-curricular learning and teaching. It also addresses professional development and provides a glossary of strategies and conventions and units of activities. Baldwin, who established the UK's Drama for Learning and Creativity school improvement initiative, is an educational author and scriptwriter and former primary teacher." -Eithne O'Leyne, BOOK NEWS, Inc.

EAN: 9781855394568
ISBN: 1855394561
Publisher: Network Continuum Education
Dimensions: 29.46 x 21.84 x 2.29 centimeters (0.77 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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