Understanding the transformative potential of drama: Using visual literacy to teach real-life issues in the drama class

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Watson, Marthy and Delaney, Nicole. 2023. "Understanding the transformative potential of drama: Using visual literacy to teach real-life issues in the drama class." Odyssey: Drama Queensland State Conference 2023. Toowong, Australia 20 - 20 May 2023 Australia.
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Understanding the transformative potential of drama: Using visual literacy to teach real-life issues in the drama class

Presentation TypePresentation
AuthorsWatson, Marthy and Delaney, Nicole
Year2023
Place of PublicationAustralia
Web Address (URL) of Conference Proceedingshttp://www.dramaqueensland.org.au/pd/conference/
Conference/EventOdyssey: Drama Queensland State Conference 2023
Event Details
Odyssey: Drama Queensland State Conference 2023
Odyssey 2023
Delivery
In person
Event Date
20 to end of 20 May 2023
Event Location
Toowong, Australia
Event Venue
Stuartholme School
Event Description

Workshop for primary drama teachers

Abstract

The workshop explores how an arts-rich Drama program for Primary classrooms can be created by engaging in creative responses to real-world issues.
Participants will be stepped through a unit of work, using the picture books Fire and Flood by Jackie French to explore climate change in Australia. Participants will harness their experience and creativity to articulate critical thinking that provokes questioning and a vision of change.
The workshop is suitable for Foundation – Year 6 teachers. Presenters will work with participants to embed the Drama curriculum in the early years and upper Primary. Teachers will leave with a unit of work on climate change to implement in their classrooms.

KeywordsDrama Class ; Drama curriculum; Teachers
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390101. Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
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