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Yandell, John; Coles, Jane; Bryer, Theo – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2020
Every year since 2007, the Globe Theatre has run the "Playing Shakespeare" project, largely funded by Deutsche Bank. This has three main components: school-based workshops, CPD sessions for teachers and free performances for school students. From 2014 to 2016, we were commissioned to evaluate this project. In what follows, we reflect on…
Descriptors: Drama, Reflection, Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation
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Bryer, Theo – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2017
The account of the evolution of a classroom teacher (me) that follows is suggestive of a degree of agency and creativity that is rarely acknowledged. Teachers are currently positioned in ways that underline their instrumental role--their duty to students, parents, school and government to ensure that students achieve. A lack of faith in teachers'…
Descriptors: Drama, Educational Practices, Classroom Techniques, Creative Teaching
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Bryer, Theo; Lindsay, Morlette; Wilson, Rebecca – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
This article focuses on a tablet film-making project involving a group of English and Drama student teachers, their university tutors and a class of boys in a South London school. We reflect on the potential for learning about aspects of the curriculum that emerged from the technology we were using and the approach that we took. We explore how the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Film Production, English Instruction
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Bryer, Theo – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
This account of the making and sharing of self-authored digital videos in a Year 5 classroom focuses on the way that the children appear to be influenced by their awareness of audience. Drawing on evidence of video observation, written and moving image texts produced by the children and semi-structured interviews with them, I examine the factors…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Video Technology, Audiences, Observation