Archive for August, 2010

Creative Partnerships Project – Rollercoaster Design Co.

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Organised by David Allen, from the Midland’s Actors Theatre, in partnership with maths teacher Ross Currie, this report details their work with a class of Year 8 students at Turves Green Boys’ Technology College, Birmingham. Using moe they created a Roller Coaster design company commissioned by a theme park to invent a new ride for their theme park and to frame the student’s maths curriculum for meaningful and engaging learning.

Pieces of Dorothy

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

For more than 50 years teachers have been watching Dorothy Heathcote at work trying to emulate her way with drama in the classroom. This important film documents her life and work featuring film from the Newcastle University archive and interviews with teachers influenced by her legacy.

New from Trentham: Gavin Bolton – Essential Writings

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Gavin Bolton – Essential Writings

For over 40 years, Gavin Bolton has been a leading figure in Drama in Education. His publications cover all aspects of young people’s educational drama and this selection of his key writings provides insight into the major areas of his theory and practice.

HMI Survey 2010: Creative approaches that raise standards

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

This attachement is the 2010 HMI Survey on Curriculum used in the most successful schools inspected by ofsted – “Curriculum design, personalisation and raising standards” Evidence from ofsted, Robin Hammerton HMI, National Adviser – Personalisation
Robin Hammerton HMI (author and leader of the team of Her Majesties Inspectorate for Schools in England and Wales) outlines the findings of the impact survey of primary schools in the past 3 years with a focus on finding out how the most successful schools teach the curriculum.

Resources and notes for moe training in Palestine, Aug 2010

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

These resources and notes are from the training in mantle of the expert in Ramallah, Palestine in August, 2010 with the support of the Qattan Foundation.