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Learning to Teach Drama 11-18 by Andy Kempe, Helen Nicholson


Learning to Teach Drama 11-18 by Andy Kempe, Helen Nicholson

This successful textbook, aimed at all drama and combined English and drama secondary teachers, has been written by the leading authorities in this field. This new edition has been fully revised to cover: All new training routes; Changes in legislation; Use of ICT and multimedia resources in teaching; Working with teaching assistants. Collaborating with the creative industries and the community, and Career progression. It also gives guidance on how to begin training, subject knowledge, planning, classroom management, assessment, working partnerships, professional responsibilities and transition into the real world of teaching. It is a wonderful practical textbook with discursive prose, case studies, checklists and suggestions.


'Learning to Teach Drama 11-18 is aimed at the student teacher, but all trainees and newly trained teachers should find its practical, encouraging approach useful on organisation, use of workplace, material, planning, building relationships with pupils, dealing with behaviour, assessment, personal reflection and so on.'
The Times Educational Supplemement

'This is a comprehensive guide to the subject that has now been adopted by many universities as a set text...In an exceedingly user-friendly style the reader is guided to develop their subject knowledge, plan and manage the drama classroom, as well as focussing on monitoring and assessment...a one-stop resource not just for the aspiring drama teacher but all students in training.'

About the Author

Andy Kempe is senior lecturer in drama education at the University of Reading, UK.

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Publication date

22nd February 2007


Andy Kempe, Helen Nicholson

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


272 pages


Secondary schools
Teaching of a specific subject
Drama & performing (Children's / Teenage)



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