Creativity and Arts Education Petition UNESCO

Last updated: Wednesday, September 3, 2014The member states of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, are meeting over the next couple of weeks at the General Conference. UNESCO’s work is prioritised into 48 different areas, of which the creativity program (under which arts education falls) is...

Assessment Rubrics In Drama

Last updated: Wednesday, September 3, 2014Six years ago I threw away all assessment rubrics for every task at all years levels of drama at my school. Radical. Every teacher knows what a rubric is and nearly every drama teacher I know uses them with their students. But I hate...

Revised Draft Australian Curriculum: The Arts

Last updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013Just published is the official Revised Draft of The Arts in the Australian Curriculum for Years F-10 (Foundation to Year 10). Last year the first draft of The Arts (including Drama) was published and commented upon by members of the education community with suggestions...

Drama Studies Offer Skills For Life

Last updated: Monday, January 7, 2013The last two nights I have had parent-teacher interviews at my school and nearly every interview¬†concerning¬†students in my junior classes focused on what wasn’t going to be on the semester report … the life skills drama studies offer young people. My school is an...

VCE Drama and Theatre Studies Enrolments 2005-2011

Last updated: Thursday, July 9, 2015For teachers in Victoria, Australia, here’s the enrolment numbers of students in the various units of VCE Drama and Theatre Studies over the past seven years. From the tables below, one is able to determine a number of factors and patterns in both of...

Australian Curriculum: The Arts Draft (F-10) Published

Last updated: Thursday, July 9, 2015The Australian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (ACARA) has just published the draft of The Arts Curriculum¬†for Foundation to Year 10. This of course includes the subject of Drama, officially one of the five Arts subjects in Australia’s national curriculum (along with Dance, Media Arts,...

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