In this new and updated edition, Patrice Baldwin brings together key findings from brain research and best practice to highlight the benefits that drama and imagined experience can have on learning, creativity, thinking skills, memory, motivation and self-esteem, and explains why and how drama supports learning. Patrice Baldwin advocates an holistic approach to learning based on personal, social and emotional growth, and argues that drama can be a means of developing potential in both the teacher and learner. The book includes sound advice on planning and managing drama across the curriculum from ages 5-14, and carefully annotated schemes of work complete with photocopiable resource sheets and online templates. Both experienced teachers of drama and non-specialists will appreciate the up-to-date research, new pedagogic examples, multisensory drama techniques and links to contemporary developments in education, such as play-based learning, learning outside the classroom and Philosophy for Children (P4C). With Drama in Mind is an invaluable source of inspiration for revitalising your teaching and stimulating pupils' imaginations.
Patrice Baldwin is President of the International Drama Theatre and Education Association (IDEA), Chair of National Drama and a freelance drama consultant, workshop leader and speaker. She also works internationally as the Director of Drama for Learning and Creativity (D4LC), and is a School Improvement Partner and Ofsted inspector. Patrice spent many years as a successful Primary Headteacher, and was a member of Sir Jim Rose's Editorial Expert group helping draft the new primary curriculum. She is regularly consulted about Drama by key agencies such as QCDA and Arts Council England, and was a prolific BBC Education scriptwriter and series consultant for many years. Jonothan Neelands is National Teaching Fellow, Chair of Drama and Theatre Education and Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of Warwick, UK.
Foreword by Jonothan Neelands / Introduction / How to use this book / Part One: Drama for Learning / 1. Drama in Schools / 2. Drama and the Brain / 3. Dramatic Play and Drama in Real, Imagined and Virtual Worlds / 4. Drama and Intelligence / 5. Drama and Thinking / 6. Drama, Creativity and Imagination / 7. Drama, Inter-Thinking and Talk / Part Two: Structuring the Drama Experience / The Drama Contract / Drama Strategies - Choosing and Using / Part Three: Drama Units / Unit 1 (ages 5-7) Mr Once Upon a Time / Unit 2 (ages 5-11) War and Peas / Unit 3 (ages 7-11) The Victorian Cotton Mill / Unit 4 (ages 10-13) Bullying / Unit 5 (ages 9-13) Creating an Imaginary Culture and Community / Unit 6 (ages 10-13) Chief Seattle's Speech (1854) / Unit 7 (ages 9-14) The City / Part Four: Photocopiable Resource Sheets / References and Further Reading / Index