Drama-based Pedagogy examines the mutually beneficial relationship between drama and education, championing the versatility of drama-based teaching and learning designed in conjunction with classroom curriculum. Written by seasoned educators and based upon their own extensive experience in diverse learning contexts, this book bridges the gap between theories of drama in education and classroom practice. Kathryn Dawson and Bridget Kiger Lee provide an extensive range of tried and tested strategies, planning processes, and learning experiences, in order to create a uniquely accessible manual for those who work, think, train, and learn in educational and/or artistic settings. It is the perfect companion for professional development and university courses, as well as for already established educators who wish to increase student engagement and ownership of learning.
Kathryn Dawson is an assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas and serves as director of the Drama for Schools program. Bridget Kiger Lee is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Ohio State University. She co-leads the research and evaluation for the Columbus Teaching and Learning Consortium, a Research-Practice Partnership among the university, K-12 schools, and the community.