By John O’Toole, Madonna Stinson, Tiina Moore (auth.)

Written by means of drama practitioners/theorists, this ebook severely investigates the lengthy, advanced and ambivalent shared historical past of drama (and theatre) and schooling, formal and casual. The huge sweep takes in key ancient and modern figures and their impacts on drama schooling perform, together with the ‘speech and drama’ circulate, drama- and theatre-in-education, drama treatment and psychodrama, and emergent varieties corresponding to utilized Theatre. In its trip via play within the early years to the play at the level, the publication identifies and explains drama’s 4 paradigms of objective: for language, for improvement, as pedagogy and as art-form. It indicates how those interweave in hugely elaborate how you can offer other forms of studying for various contexts, and the way they usually develop into tangled in perform and idea, within the consistent efforts of drama and theatre practitioners to get drama confirmed within the curriculum, and hold it there.

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