These are national conferences on Professor Dorothy Heathcote’s dramatic-based system for learning for all teachers, headteachers and others interested in innovative approaches to learning.

NATD Drama Conference: Bridging the Gap – Imagining Drama, Working in Education

Saturday 15th October 2016 Warwick Arts Centre A conference that seeks to bridge the gap between the constraints of working in a school and the child-centred, humanising pedagogy of the drama teacher. A contemporary classroom is an endlessly shifting environment, whose foundations are shaken by political storms and reinforced by the unwavering spirit of teachers. […]

Conference: A Northern Day of Drama in Education

West Yorkshire Playhouse – Sat 9 January 2016 – 9:00 – 4:30 A conference to celebrate using drama in ALL subject areas and phases of learning Workshop leaders: Hywel Roberts Ruth Saxton – Alwoodley Primary School Paul Bateson – Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy Plus more TBC Cost: £21.99 Please click here to download the […]

NATD Conference Sept. 26th-28, 2014

Oriel College. Oxford. Drama: the curriculum shapeshifter Come together for a weekend of learning. Internationally renowned dramatist, Edward Bond, will speak up for drama; see process drama come to life with T.I.E. practitioner Chris Cooper of Big Brum; explore script-writing for young people with playwright and teacher, Brian Woolland; delve into Mantle of the Expert sessions, […]

Materials for Newcastle Workshops 2014

Introduction to mantle of the expert – An introduction to mantle of the expert by Dr. Viv Aitken The resources pack – Mantle of the expert resources pack Some planning Victorian Pit Investigation Team Victorian Powerpoint  Children’s writing imaginative-inquiry website (including Island planning) Some more reading: Jenny Lewis – Third Generation Assessment Michael Bunting – Questioning […]

NATD Conference: Social and Cultural Learning Through Drama – Sept 2013

Oriel College OxfordNational Association for the Teaching of Drama

Social and Cultural Learning Through Drama – Teaching for progress in the child-centred classroom

A conference for teachers of all phases, lecturers, leaders, artists, dramatists and community educators
Friday 27th – Sunday 29th September at Oriel College, Oxford

$500 available to help teachers attend Drama NZ conference

Drama NZ is offering two $500 scholarships to support teachers to attend their conference this year. One scholarship is for a beginning teacher, the other is for a teacher from a rural school.
Te Kore – Drama NZ’s national conference for 2013 will be held at Waikato University 26-28 April. The conference suits primary, intermediate and secondary teachers and a number of presentations and workshops will be specifically devoted to Mantle of the Expert.

Conference-Drama and English: Exploring the Connections

London Association for the Teaching of English
Saturday 9th February 2013, 9.30 – 1.30
Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
There has been a long history of teachers using drama to support learning in English. Considering recent moves threatening the place of drama in and across the curriculum, we think it important to affirm the centrality of drama to English teaching. This conference will offer practical approaches for teaching that explore and develop the connections between English and drama.

Bond@50 celebration

This festival, on 2nd and 3rd November, includes performances of two new Edward Bond plays, The Broken Bowl and The Edge, as well as Tune by L’Outil Compagnie from France, film screenings of Blow Up and Walkabout, plus an open rehearsal and talk by the playwright himself and a talk by Shami Chakrabati from Liberty.

Picking up the Pieces – Conference

Picking up the Pieces will be the task of the next government – putting together the pieces of a fragmented education system, creating a curriculum and examination system relevant to the 21st century information age and putting equal opportunities back at the centre of policy. This conference will consider the practical agenda of the next government.

‘Dare we change what we have always done?’ Conference

Wednesday 7th November 2012, 8:30-3:15 – CEME Centre, Marsh Way, Rainham, Essex, RM13 8EU – RNLC 10th Annual Redbridge Headteachers & SMTs’ Conference – Cross Phase

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