Margaret Branscombe is an experienced literacy teacher who has taught primary, secondary and undergraduate students. In 2015 she graduated with a PhD in Literacy Studies and a research focus in drama as a tool that enhances literacy across the curriculum, including the reading and comprehension of informational texts. In her previous role as a drama practitioner she worked in schools and youth centres and even with a team of particle physicists to assist them with integrating drama into their workshops for students who are visually impaired.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Using the body to learn. She uses drama as an embodied tool for engaging students with content across the curriculum and providing a purpose for reading and writing activities.
She is interested in using drama with students who are disengaged with the traditional academic curriculum and are motivated by an active, i.e. embodied approach, to learning. She is also interested in the use of drama with informational texts.