Process drama is now firmly established, internationally, as a powerful and dynamic pedagogy. This clear and accessible book provides a practical, step-by-step guide to the planning of process drama. Grounded in theory and illustrated in practice, it identifies and explains the principles of planning and shows how they can be applied across age ranges and curricula.
Drawing on the authors’ wide-ranging practical experience and research, examples are built up and run throughout the book, at each step showing how and why the teachers’ planning decisions were made. This second edition features:
- a wider range of examples illustrating the planning principles in practice
- two completely new chapters: one deals with planning for diverse learner groups and the other moves the reader on from the pre-action planning phase to the ‘planning on your feet’ required as the drama unfolds.
- incorporated new material to reflect recent understanding of how learning takes place
Written as a conversation between reader and authors, Planning Process Drama will help practitioners to update and refine their practice and strengthen their understanding, skills and confidence.
Planning Process Drama will be an essential guide for students undertaking initial teacher training at primary level, in addition to both Drama and English at secondary level, and a Masters in Drama in Education. It will also prove to be valuable reading for specialist and non-specialist teacher in both the primary and secondary sectors who teach, or wish to teach, process drama.
Table of Contents
1. Drama and Education; 2. Distilling the Principles of Planning for Process Drama; 3. Theme/Learning Area; 4. Context; 5. Role; 6. Frame; 7. Sign; 8. Strategies; 9. Key Points to making it Happen!; 10. From Plan to Practice; 11. A Process Drama Planner
Pamela Bowell is Visiting Reader in the School of Culture, Education and Innovation at Bishop Grosseteste University College, Lincoln. She is an international drama in education consultant, workshop leader and speaker.
Brian S. Heap is Senior Lecturer at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts, the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. He is also an international drama in education consultant, workshop leader and speaker.