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Connections: Workshop On Drama Education In Early Childhood


Fri Mar 20 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm
Sat Mar 21 2015, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Katong, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • SDEA Members: $200.00
  • Non-SDEA Members: $280.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: office

WORKSHOP: Supporting the development of creativity, literacy and narrative competence by linking play, drama and books in the kindergarten years

This workshop is intended for artists, educators and practitioners who work with kindergarten aged children. In the workshop, participants will explore through practical activities an approach that is aimed at developing children’s creativity, literacy and narrative competence. Using picture books as a stimulus, the workshop will introduce participants to drama strategies that educators and artists can be employ to support the development of quality dramatic play experiences for young children. The practical experiences offered in the workshop will be underpinned by key theoretical literature from a range of connected fields.

About Dr Julie Dunn

Dr Julie Dunn is an associate professor in Drama Education and Applied Theatre at Griffith University in Brisbane Australia. Julie’s practice and research is focused on drama, play and playfulness. Her early childhood work is focused on the links that can be made between literacy, oracy, narrative competence, play and drama. Julie has presented keynotes and masterclass workshops in a range of global contexts and is widely published. Her most recent book, co-authored with Michael Anderson (University of Sydney) is entitled “How Drama Activates Learning: Contemporary Research and Practice”.

Workshop Details

Date: 20 March 2015, Friday – Suitable for drama practitioners, theatre companies working for the young and post graduate students

Date: 21 March 2015, Saturday – Suitable for pre-school educators and pre-school drama educators

Pricing: SDEA Members $200 ; Non-SDEA Members $280