Monthly Archives: June 2011

Teaching & Learning with Drama: A Collection of Quotes & Reflections

During the first week of my summer vacation I took an intensive week-long course at OSU on active dramatic inquiry in the classroom as a teaching and learning approach. I got a lot  out of this course and have written … Continue reading

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Dear World Language Educator, If you were on Twitter…

This Image links to a pretty great slideshow of websites and online tools available for language teachers. Although it was posted by a french teacher, keep in mind that a large number of language sites provide their content in Spanish … Continue reading

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Teaching and Learning with Drama: Principle Seven

The seventh and final principle of teaching and learning with drama is to make learning dialogic. Principle seven is the most important of all of the principles I’ve explored in class this week because, as Edmiston writes, “it is at … Continue reading

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Teaching and Learning with Drama: Principle Five

Principle five is to teach through dramatic inquiry. I feel that I have a spotty understanding of “inquiry” as an approach to teaching and learning – I’ll explain my prior experiences with it and maybe you can comment for me … Continue reading

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Teaching and Learning with Drama: Principle Four

Principle four of teaching and learning with drama is learning to share power with students. Power is constantly at play in educational settings. Usually, it is a given that the teacher has more power than the students and this is … Continue reading

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Reflections on “Excellence in Teaching” by Heathcote

Upon reading another excellent article for my drama class (titled “Excellence in Teaching” by Heathcote), I had to share the quotes below that stood out to me and my reflections on them. “I must…have the ability to see the world … Continue reading

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Teaching and Learning with Drama: Principle One

I am taking a graduate course this week on the topic of using drama in the classroom. My instructor is Dr. Brian Edmiston, and he has a pretty interesting personal background – originally from Ireland, then England, and finally residing here … Continue reading

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