A social media “Who Dunnit” for S1 classes – 4 friends + 4 phones = What could possibly go wrong?
This interactive drama, along with accompanying lesson materials for teachers, was produced by Forth Valley Health Board’s inTER-ACT team (with support from Falkirk Community Trust and Education Scotland) and was piloted with some pupils in Falkirk Council. The ‘Who Dunnit’ drama centres around four actors playing the roles of S1 friends and their use of mobile phones and social media – “what could possibly go wrong!”
The interactive drama (presented online as a series of soap-style dramas interspersed with audience responses) is imaginatively fluid to provide for the drama to unfold in different ways depending on the reactions and feedback from their audience. The whole package provides a powerful way to explore the issues around pupil use of mobile devices and social media.
Please visit the Like? page in Glow to download the classroom activities, engage in discussion with others and watch the Glow TV broadcast – http://tinyurl.com/pn5avvh
An initial meeting of the Drama National Working Group meeting took place at Optima, Glasgow on Wednesday 5th March. The aims of the meeting were to identify and discuss the key national issues with regard to Drama education 3-18 and to begin considering actions to address these issues.
Using the International Futures Forum “3 Horizons” tool, the group set out to map the current landscape and to explore visions for the future, not just in three years’ time but looking further ahead into 2020 and beyond.
The statements the group used to stimulate discussion through the 3 Horizons sessions are shown below:
- The most effective Drama education is driven by learners
- Effective career-long professional learning (CLPL) supports teachers, building confidence and capacity
- Theatre Arts Technology should play a central role in Drama education
- Establishing and maintaining effective partnerships is key to successful Drama education
- Skills developed through Drama can be delivered through subjects in other areas of the curriculum
These statements were designed to provoke conversation and thinking in relation to current practice, either observed or undertaken by members of the group, and thinking about the future direction of Drama education and its relevance to learners.
From the conversations, the key issues that were highlighted during the day included:
- The need to build practitioner confidence and capacity to teach Drama
- The quality and quantity of Drama training during initial teacher education
- The challenges associated with building and sustaining partnerships with arts professional and organisations
The outputs from the meeting are collated and posted below in both Word and PowerPoint format.
Comments from all stakeholders on the outputs are very welcome.
Planning for transformation in Drama
Planning for transformation in Drama (ppt)