Participation in my professional association became a natural context for finding my first opportunity to write articles and go onto writing textbooks. One of my first realisations was how as a teacher-author I structured knowledge into a logical experience for my peers and for the students who benefit from the use of my resources.
An examination of the relationship between classroom pedagogy and the teacher’s ability to write resources and be a thought-leader in education
Prologue The role of teacher-author has a long history, which this article can’t hope to do full justice.The timeline is created to explore the evolving nature of educational authoring and publishing contexts. As a theatre historian, I believe in the power of telling cultural histories. I know that to ‘remember’ valuable ideas and practices in…
I want to look at DRAMA VICTORIA’S HELPFUL LINKS that help teachers explain the benefits of drama education to students and parents . The challenge before teachers is to be precise and rigorous in their assessment and evaluation of student achievement while, at the same time, avoiding educational jargon. Jargon is so often counter-productive in helping teachers visualise for students the ‘progress map’ of learning in drama.
As school leaders and teachers, we have to ‘pick our battles’ as we work to understand the value of what we do.
Metaphor is not just an aspect of language, but a fundamental part of human thought. Interesting, hey?
Let’s look at issues around teaching and learning vocabulary through the use of digital technology in projects that focus on developing technological knowledge; extend the understanding and use of creating content on the web and applying pedagogical knowledge to the use of online content.
I find the categorisation of people into ‘thinkers’ and ‘doers’ rubbish: depending on the context, you can be damned or praised for being either. More significantly, the separation diverts us from dealing with a more important question of how thoughts and actions are inevitably, even if inexplicably, related. According to cognitive linguists George Lakoff and…
What do you think the phrase ‘doing the basics’ means? A debate rages on what constitutes essential knowledge and skills at every level of schooling – from early years to higher education. I want to propose that the arts sector has the ability to shift the debate by showing how there is no knowledge, skill or process more fundamental to teaching & learning than the elements that form the performing and visual arts.