The ND Blog is a space for our members, Patrons and Friends to share timely pieces of writing, responses to developments and current affairs in drama education, and perspective pieces. We welcome blog submissions from our members, which can be sent to our Vice Chair: email@example.com
In this blog post, A. E. Abbott explores the transformative power of Drama-Based Pedagogy in education, investigating personal experiences and reflections from her former students, connecting neuroscience and cognitive sciences to reveal the science behind the impact of drama on learning, empathy, resilience and social connections.
In this month’s blog, writer/performer and drama teacher Erin Holland passionately addresses the vital role of Theatre and Drama in education, highlighting the detrimental impact of government policies on arts subjects and the teaching profession. It emphasises the power of drama in shaping lives, fostering creativity, and developing essential life skills. The article underscores the need to recognise the significance of Drama in education and its potential for positive societal change.
In this blog post, Sharon Coyne, Theatre Officer for National Drama, engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Richard Holmes, Artistic Director of the renowned Theatre in Education (TIE) Company Big Brum. Richard shares his personal journey from a troubled youth to a passionate advocate for TIE, discusses the upcoming programme “The Clearing,” and provides insights for aspiring professionals in the field.
In this month’s blog, Artistic Director Scott Graham talks about the transformative journey offered by Frantic Assembly, as it guides educators and learners through the intricate ups and downs of the creative process, dismantling barriers and fostering self-discovery in the realm of arts education.
In this month’s blog, Nadya Bettioui shares her reflections on National Theatre’s Drama Teacher Conference and discusses how interpersonal connections among drama teachers foster hope and resilience in a profession facing multiple challenges.
In this month’s blog, Harley Kinnear at Penistone Grammar School talks about how the new generation of ITTS and ECTs plays a crucial role in advocating for the significance of Drama in mainstream education.