Book Chapter

Drama: Social Dreaming in the 21st Century

C Sinclair, K Donelan, J Bird

Education in the Arts | Oxford University Press | Published : 2017

Abstract

This chapter illuminates the practice of a group of highly experienced drama teachers working with preservice education students. The case study is an account of a drama workshop, based on a rich and compelling ‘pre-text’, Fox, winner of the 2001 Children’s Book Council Award. This is framed by a brief overview of some key principles of drama education: the place of dramatic play; dramatic elements and embodied learning; and a series of questions, activities and provocations designed to broaden and extend the way the newcomer to drama teaching might think about possible applications of drama in the classroom.