Drama Victoria’s 180+ HELPFUL LINKS webpage is accessible to everyone.
The categories by which the Association organises the links are:
- Teaching Ideas
- Online Resources
- Academic Research
- Value of Arts Education
- General Arts Comments
- General Education Comments
ACADEMIC RESEARCH and VALUE OF ARTS EDUCATION are the two obvious categories in which to find materials that can be exploited for advocacy purposes. However, I have also found evidence, exemplars and ‘copy’ under other categories, for instance, from newspapers and arts education blogs. I believe they deserve a second (or third or more) study by teachers to substantiate the value of drama education in their local context.
I group my findings under the following six sources: (1) academic research;(2) arts and education blogs by organisations;(3) arts and education blogs by individual teachers and drama practitioners;(4) theatre company links;(5) news media links and links to (6) key education issues impacting on the teaching and learning of drama education in schools.
Strategies for implementing in classrooms, schools and community can be accessed by clicking on the any of the six categories in the next section. In the process, I have also created different templates which you can download and personalise.
In the next blog, I want to look at how to make the most of the evidence from academic research to support your teaching. I’m convinced that the best way to begin maximising the power of the evidence is to work collaboratively with other staff to enjoy the task as part of your professional reading, one which should be documented and added to your professional profile as part of your curriculum vitae and the regime that is mandated for teacher registration. Look forward to hearing about what you think of my suggestions.