Dr. Una McCabe, who did her PhD in Drama in the Early Years at UCC's Early Childhood Education Department and teaches Drama Education at St. Patrick's College, Dublin. She is the author of "Classroom Drama: A Practical Guide" which has become a valued favourite with classroom teachers as well as students of drama. Una has worked with children of all ages and has a special interest in working with pre-
This practical workshop will give those working with children age 3-
Martin Waddell's "Owl Babies" will be the focus for the drama activities. Participants will learn how to recognize moments in the story that are likely to provide good starting points for exploration through drama. The activities selected can be easily applied when working with other books and topics.
Workshop notes for participants will also give suggestions for adapting the ideas across the age range, from children at the playing stage of drama to the more experienced Senior Infant.
In the book three baby owls wake up one night, in the hole in the trunk of a tree that is their home, to find their mother has gone. Drama can help children explore the world of this scary and yet comforting story, at the same time as integrating with other learning areas.
Come along and learn how!
Time for Workshop: 10:30 am -
Saturday 13th. April 2013
Groups of two or more €20 per person
You can pay on the day but as this workshop is likely to be very popular prior booking is advised.
Certificates of Attendance: Students participating and NQT's will be offered a Certificate of Attendance on the day. Kindly let us know in advance if you require this certificate.
Catering: There will be tea and coffee available at the venue from 10:00 am.
If you are waiting for the AGM (and we hope you will) you might like to have lunch. Hot lunches / soup and sandwiches / salads are available in the college until 2 pm.
Directions: follow this link to Marino location
Because this event coincides with ADEI's AGM which will take place in the same venue at 2:30 pm, in the afternoon, the workshop will start at 10:30 am and run until 1:30 pm with a short break roughly mid way, but we will not offer coffee at this time as we imagine people would prefer to get as much drama experience out of the time as possible.
Our AGM will take place on Saturday 13th. April 2013, at 2:30 pm, in Room M229, Marino Institute of Education.
Further information will be available here on the AGM next week.
Helen Nicholson, whose work will be familiar to many of those concerned with the teaching of Drama/Theatre in Education, is Professor of Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Among her many published works on Drama and/or Theatre are:
Teaching Drama 11-
Learning to Teach Drama (co-