How to Use Drama Conventions to Improve Literacy and Social Outcomes

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 24 January 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA4sX

How to use drama conventions to improve literacy and social outcomes

This workshop will explore the difference between learning drama and drama for learning. It will provide a meaningful context for the development and understanding of the NZ Arts Curriculum, drama strand content as a pedagogy to improve literacy outcomes for students. It explores the benefits that drama for learning can have on children’s oral, visual and written literacy. The workshop will also give participants support and ideas on how to begin the implementation of a drama pedagogy within their daily practice that supports and encourages children to become more effective communicators and creative thinkers.

This is a practical workshop where course participants will explore effective, practical strategies for planning and delivering literacy lessons through a drama lens.

At the completion of the course participants will:

  • Have an understanding of the difference between drama for learning and learning drama
  • Gain knowledge on the different drama conventions, and how to use them in their daily delivery
  • Develop effective, practical strategies for planning and delivering a creative literacy lesson through the use of drama.

The Applied Theatre Company has worked extensively in schools to create awareness and participation on issues of social change and justice, through drama education. They also support educators to see the potential of the use of drama to provide meaningful contexts for learning across all aspects of the curriculum. They work to encourage safe environments where students and teachers can confidently participate and engage through drama to effect learning.

Events summary


28 February 2020 – 28 February 2020

Further information

Contact: Kohia Centre

 (09) 623 8977