Drama: the Curriculum Shapeshifter
Friday September 26th – Sunday September 28th 2014
Oriel College, Oxford
The National Executive Committee of NATD stated that
“…we are living through extraordinary times. As teachers and Drama practitioners the challenges are clear: to enable young people to think critically – weigh evidence, sift arguments, make informed decisions and develop perspective and judgement – within a new curriculum.”
The task of delegates to this Conference was to educate: our colleagues and leaders; those in positions of power and influence across the country. It was a call for us to stand up for Drama and show what it can do so that no-one can be in any doubt about the central role that Drama should play in our new curriculum.
The work of conference was addressed through:
Plenary framing: by Maggie Hulson and Tag McEntegart.
Keynotes: from Luke Abbott and Edward Bond.
Workshops: run by Luke Abbott, Chris Cooper, Richard Kieran, Sorrel Oates, Tim Taylor, Iona Towler-Evans and Brian Woolland.
A round-table discussion: led by Debbie Kidd and Guy Williams.
Watch the edited highlights of Conference 2014 below.
To read ‘Shape-shifting’ by Lucy Ellen Rix, a review of Conference 2014, click here.
The article appeared in Teaching Drama Magazine Spring Term 1 2014/15.