Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2015 Archive

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Drama-based pedagogy workshop


5 June 2015

A special presentation by the Arts and Creative Education Research Network.

Renowned US researcher Katie Dawson will facilitate this one-time opportunity to participate in a workshop about, and discuss research from, the Drama for Schools (DFS) program she directs for the University of Texas at Austin.

The interactive workshop will introduce the DFS professional-learning approach to drama-based pedagogy and considers its potential use within the Australian educational context. The DFS program is shaped by progressive and critical theories of education. For the past 10 years, it has established multi-year professional-learning partnerships between educators of children in years K–12 and individual school staff and graduate students.

Event details

  • When: 2–4pm

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
    Click image for interactive map.

  • Cost: FREE but online registration is requested.

  • RSVP: Closing date – June 4.
    Click the blue 'REGISTER' button once after filling in the form and wait for the screen to refresh. You will receive a confirmation email.

  • Speaker: Katie Dawson is an assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin and serves as Director of the Drama for Schools program. Her areas of research include community-engaged professional learning, arts integration, museum theatre, and teaching artist pedagogy and practice. Katie received the Creative Drama Award and the Winifred Ward Scholar Award from the American Alliance of Theatre and Education along with multiple teaching awards from her University where she serves as a Provost Teaching Fellow and is a nationally and internationally recognised consultant in drama-based pedagogy and creative learning. Katie has facilitated trainings, presented workshops, and given interactive keynotes at Universities, professional conferences, arts organisations and community sites across the US, Croatia and Australia. Her scholarship has been published in Youth Theatre Journal, International Journal of Education and the Arts, RiDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, The International Journal for Learning through the Arts, Teaching and Teacher Education among others. Her co-authored book, The Reflexive Teaching Artist: Collective Wisdom from the Drama/Theatre Field was published in September of 2014. Her second book, The Drama-Based Pedagogy Handbook, will be completed in 2015.


Drama-based pedagogy – activating learning through the arts

Where Room TBA, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.


5 June 2015

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