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KS3/4 Creative Arts - Drama into the Curriculum

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Kate Fanshawe, the head of drama at performing arts college Queensbridge School in Birmingham is leading a drive to incorporate drama into subjects throughout the curriculum.

The idea is that by incorporating drama skills into their lessons, teachers are helping students to develop their kinesthetic, inter- and intra-personal and language skills.

Using drama in science is explored in detail as Kate works with science teacher Louise Maddam to plan a series of lessons on the digestive system for Year 9. The students are seen actively engaging in the subject matter in the science classroom and drama studio and giving feedback about their view of the lessons.

"Drama is a very balanced way of teaching and learning," says Jonathan Neelands, the course leader of MA drama education at Warwick University. "Students are using language, their bodies, space and are responding visually as well as cognitively. It's very comprehensive in terms of the different approaches that are included in any drama session."

The programme offers:

  • Ideas on how you might use drama as a teaching tool for your own subject
  • How drama can benefit your classes without disrupting them
  • Thoughts on how a broad palette of teaching styles can complement different styles of learning

Part of the series: Secondary Management

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