IDEA President Series (International Drama/Theatre and Education Association)

05/02/2020 -
19:30 - 21:30
06/02/2020 -
19:30 - 22:30
TEFO Open Space, Tai Po Arts Centre, Rm. 306
12 On Pong Road, Tai Po

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【Seminar】 Exploring Potential: Drama Education Emerging in Chinese Contexts

Date: 5th February, 2020 (Wed)
Time: 1930-2130
Venue: TEFO Open Space @ Tai Po Arts Centre, Rm. 306
Language: English
Target: General public who are interested in Drama Education
Ticket price: $30

Robin has spent five years working with drama teachers in China. Drama education is practice predominantly developed from the West, and the East has been trying to adopt its pedagogy into their education system and cultural context. Having experience in training drama teachers in both the East and West, Robin will share how he observed Chinese drama education communities adapt the principles of drama education to fit its unique cultural context. He will also share how the application in China enriches his reflection on the practice of drama education, as well as comparing this experience to what he has seen in other cultural contexts while teaching abroad.

After sharing, Robin will then lead a discussion about drama/theatre education and drama/theatre teacher education. He encourages participants to share their experiences and perspectives in response to his experiences internationally and in Australia.

【Workshop】 How Do We Teach Drama? The Tools and Principles of Teaching a Drama Class

Date: 6th February, 2020 (Thurs)
Time: 1930-2230
Venue: TEFO Open Space @ Tai Po Arts Centre, Rm. 306
Target: Drama teachers, Drama Education practitioners, trainers of Drama teachers, or anyone who are interested in advancing their understanding of drama education
Language: English
Ticket price: $350 (If you register for this workshop, you can also attend the seminar for free)

How could and should we, as a drama education community, respond to the emerging needs for drama teachers in Chinese contexts?

In this workshop, Robin will lead a Process Drama based on a traditional story to model drama teaching and learning strategies. Interwoven with the experience of the Process Drama will be examples of images, videos and discussion.

This will be a practical experience of Process Drama with commentary on approaches and principles to teaching drama in response to the following ideas:

1) What to teach – what the curriculum says is "important learning"
2) How to teach – strategies to teach the content
3) Why teach – reasons why this is important learning

For more about the principles of Drama Teacher Education from Learning Drama Teaching Drama Hannah Pascoe and Robin Pascoe, StagePage:

To learn more about the IDEA President Series and Robin's biography, please visit:

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