Using Drama for Humanities

Course date: 23rd Nov 2022

This course consists of 2 sessions, the first is Using Drama for Learning to teach History and the second is Using Drama to Explore Global Issues.

£210.00 + VAT (20%)

Target Group: KS2 teachers, TAs
Session 1 Drama can be used to help a class to actively engage with historical characters, situations, images, texts, diaries and other documents, in memorable ways. This course will offer ways to approach the teaching of history through drama, before taking teachers ‘step by step’ through at least one ‘History Through Drama’ unit (depending on the session time available), e.g. The Great Fire of London, Florence Nightingale, The Discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb, Evacuees. Respect for historical evidence will be maintained throughout the drama, whilst raising children’s awareness that history can be re-told in different ways, from different viewpoints and for various purposes. Session 2 This session will help teachers to use story-drama, to enter a shared, imagined world with their class, within which they can safely explore together, real issues of global significance, e.g. migration, pandemics, war, climate change, etc. Examples of good practice will be offered that link to current UNESCO aims. At least one drama lesson (depending on the session time available), will be presented, a step at a time. Ways in which drama strategies can be used to communicate and share the children’s thinking and learning, will be considered.

Course Presenter: Patrice Baldwin

DRAMA - Patrice Baldwin is an internationally renowned  ‘Drama for Learning’ teacher, consultant and trainer, having been a Primary Headteacher and Local Authority Arts Education Adviser, School Improvement Partner and inspector.  She was President of the International Drama Theatre and Education Association (IDEA) and Chair of National Drama and was a national curriculum consultant and the editorial expert for Primary Drama (for the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority).  She was also a BBC Education series consultant and prolific scriptwriter and is a Director of the Council for Subject Associations.

Patrice created and directed ‘Drama for Learning and Creativity’ (D4LC), a research based school improvement initiative, that was supported by NESTA, QCA, Arts Council England, National Drama and IDEA and was presented at UNESCO’s 2nd World Creativity Conference in South Korea.

Patrice is a visiting Drama and Education lecturer at many universities, both in the UK and worldwide. She was honoured as a Visiting Fellow at the University of East Anglia and as a Cultural Leader for Brock University, Niagara.  She has published several books, e.g. ‘With Drama in Mind,’ ‘Improving Writing Through Drama,’ ‘Teaching Literacy Through Drama,’ ‘The Primary Drama Handbook’ and others.  Her next book is ‘Process Drama for Second Language Learning and Teaching’ (Bloomsbury, October 2021).

    ‘Patrice Baldwin is a rarity. She is one of the few primary drama experts left and quite possibly the most experienced and effective drama primary teacher. Teachers on her courses, come away feeling more confident and with a broader repertoire. Her work is excellent!’  Pie Corbett

   ‘Absolutely brilliant! Patrice’s course opened doors for colleagues which they would not have believed possible. In everything she does, she walks delegates through the materials, and discusses the impact this has on children’s learning. She uses drama conventions to create opportunities for pupils to secure their learning in new and deeper ways.’      Mary Myatt

Course Location: South Wales - Cardiff

Future Inn, Hemingway Road, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4AU   START TIME: 8.30am coffee and registration for a 9.00am start
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