Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Drama, Tragedy or Necessity
Patrice Baldwin bemoans the threat to Drama in the British Curriculum. As an ex-Drama teacher I have some sympathy for her argument; Drama is an exciting way to teach and learn. At the same time, however, my feeling is that the British curriculum is too diverse, students are encouraged to learn subjects in isolation. My preference would be to find overlaps, embedding drama, media, ict, even art and music, into a cohesive programme of study. Students can specialize later.