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ERIC Number: ED539566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Pages: 80
Abstractor: ERIC
Investigating Drama: Higher Drama and Advanced Higher Drama. Support Material for Teachers and Students
Morson, Bob
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
The teaching of drama in Scottish secondary schools focuses on: (1) Creating; (2) Presenting; and (3) Evaluating. In engaging with these elements, students at "all" stages are encouraged to develop their own dramas from ideas which are prompted by a variety of stimuli. From a wide range of starting points, students work through the process of creating a drama from first thoughts to presentation. At Higher and Advanced Higher level the process is no different but, necessarily, the quality of the final product is more refined and complex as a result of students continuing to develop a higher level of skills and the progression achieved through each course of study. Through the DVD production and accompanying printed materials, this publication offers approaches to teaching "Devised Drama at Advanced Higher level and Investigative Drama at Higher level." The aim of the "printed material" is to highlight key points and issues arising from the DVD presentation as well as to encourage reflection and evaluation. The aim of the appendices to the printed material is to illustrate processes which supported the pupils' creative responses. Appended are: (1) Holy Rood High School: Devised Drama; and (2) Lockerbie Academy: Investigative Drama. [DVD is not included with this publication.]
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Scottish Executive Education Department (SEED)
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)