The Primary Drama Handbook
By (author) Patrice Baldwin
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Primary Drama Handbook by Patrice Baldwin
Book Description'This "Primary Drama Handbook" offers much more than just a few useful tips on how to use drama in the primary school. It moves way beyond the more well-known basic drama strategies to present comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the role drama can play within the primary curriculum' - "English Drama Media". This book helps professionals to understand the importance and potential of drama for learning and offers step by step practical examples of how drama can work in schools across a range of curriculum subjects. Drama motivates children and is a powerful way of building skills such as speaking and listening, enhancing children's self-esteem, and connecting learning creatively across the curriculum. The book presents information, advice and a range of practical material that helps to explain drama skills and strategies at an introductory level. It also contains a sample drama unit for each year group. This book covers a wealth of topics, including: 'What do we mean by drama?'; Playing, players and plays; 'Where is drama in the curriculum?'; 'Why is drama important?'; 'Where and when can drama happen in schools?'; 'What is the role of the adult?'; 'How can we start drama?' ; Agreeing a Drama Contract; Introducing some basic drama strategies; 'How to plan a drama lesson'; and What happens if! section that gives short answers to common questions asked by those who are new to working with classes of children doing drama. The book is ideal for primary NQTs and teaching assistants, as well as those more experienced teachers who are not yet confident using drama techniques and whole class drama. Patrice Baldwin is Adviser for Arts Development and Improvement, with Norfolk County Council Children's Services and Chair of National Drama.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412929653
(297mm x 210mm x 15mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Patrice Baldwin
Inspiring Writing Through Drama, Paperback (October 2012)
Offers drama schemes teeming with opportunities for developing writing skills in students aged 7-16.
With Drama in Mind, Paperback (March 2012)
Suitable for drama specialists and non-specialists alike, this book brings together key findings from brain research and best practice to highlight the benefits that drama and imagined experience can have on learning, creativity, thinking skills, memory, motivation and self-esteem, and explains why and how drama supports learning.
School Improvement Through Drama, Paperback (November 2009)» View all books by Patrice Baldwin
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. It presents an overview of the way drama links to learning, teaching and the curriculum.
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Author Biography - Patrice Baldwin
Patrice Baldwin is Adviser for Arts Development and Improvement, with Norfolk County Council Children's Services and Chair of National Drama.
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