By Trish Wells and Susan Sandretto
Are you looking for an innovative pedagogy that will draw out your students’ imagination, engage them, and motivate literacy learning? We can help.
In this professional learning resource we provide an exemplar of process drama that engages students and motivates literacy learning. Process drama, or “drama in education” allows teachers and students to create fictional worlds where they collaboratively problem-solve and explore an aspect of the human condition through a process of multiple, improvised episodes.
This professional learning resource contains the tools to develop and extend your literacy programme through process drama pedagogy, featuring a video exemplar and workbook. The video features three lessons in a Year 4–5 classroom taught by a professional drama consultant Evelyn Mann, interview extracts from Evelyn and the classroom teacher, an introductory section on future-focussed literacy theories and process drama; and a concluding section with advice on planning, the use of reflective questioning during process drama, and some concluding thoughts.
Video Resource to accompany workbook
Introduction - Brief introduction to process drama and the Four Resources Model watch here
Lesson 1 - Introducing the drama watch here
Lesson 2 - Continuing the drama watch here
Lesson 3 - Concluding the drama watch here
Summary and concluding thoughts watch here