In this episode Sonia speaks to Amy Matthews who has experience working with teachers to help them get the best out of theatre companies. They discuss the resources that teachers can tap into, how theatre companies can take our students to the next level and what we can do as teachers to support the theatre world.
In this episode Sonia interviews Nicole James about the relatively new unit called The Voice of Women in Theatre. They speak about why the unit is so relevant now, how to break down the rubric, why context is important and more.
In this episode Sonia speaks to experienced marker, teacher and actor Anna-lea Russo about topic area Black Comedy. Anna-lea breaks down the rubric, gives advice on writing essays on it and exploring what exactly Black Comedy involves.
In this episode Sonia interviews Michael Anderson about what the 4C's are, how it's based on Drama pedagogy and the way in which it is transforming schools. For more information on the 4C's head to the website: https://www.4ctransformativelearning.org/
As part of our series examining the Studies in Drama and Theatre options Sonia interviews Belinda Farr-Jones about what this topic area incorporates, how to workshop the plays and what to avoid in the exams.
Show notes can be found here: https://dramansw.org.au/podcast-show-notes/
This episode includes a discussion on what EAL/D is and how Drama can be used to effectively teach students who fall under this category. Sonia interviews Dr Rachael Jacobs from the University of Western Sydney about the work she is doing in this field and what teachers can do to make their classrooms more inclusive and richer in activities that help students who are EAL/D.
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This episode includes a discussion on what social justice looks like in the Drama classroom. Sonia interviews Dr Kelly Freedbody, Dr Carol Carter and Andrew Byrne in regards to what social justice is and how it can be explored in the classroom.
References and links to documents can be found at https://dramansw.org.au/podcast-show-notes/
This episode Sonia speaks to Brenton Fletcher about one of the most uncommon options in Studies in Drama and Theatre - Japanese Theatre. A fascinating discussion is had on what this unit includes and the richness of teaching and studying it.
The Japan Foundation Library - https://jpf.org.au/library/
In this episode Sonia speaks to Paul Eastway about Approaches to Acting. They speak about the rubric, how to write effectively for the topic and what to make sure you study.
In this episode Sonia interviews Kathryn Breen who is an experienced teacher of Multi-discipline theatre. Kathryn speaks about what Multi-discipline theatre is, how to approach the rubric, how to create your own multi-discipline theatre and much more.