As an artistic community who are heavily invested in the health of drama and dance education in Ontario, it is important to celebrate some of the great work being done with Pre-Service educators at the university level. The importance of effective pedagogy in drama and dance education in Ontario Faculties of Ed. is vital to the future of these art forms in schools. Under the guidance of Professor Christine Jackson, pre-service student Jessamyn Polson has written a paper that explores the role that drama and dance can play in assisting with the exploration of potentially difficult themes and topics in an elementary setting. Both Christine and Jessamyn have been kind enough to share their work with CODE. Read on for context and insight from Christine Jackson and to read the paper submitted by Jessamyn.A big thank-you to both for the exciting work you do on behalf of students and the arts. Bravo!
On Thursday, November 19th, 2015, educators, artists and scholars gathered at OISE/UT for a unique event-- an evening of compelling conversation with researchers from around the world exploring ‘drama in dangerous times.’
CODE is thrilled to offer: Speaking up in Solidarity for women in violence through Drama - a dynamic and powerful workshop with artist educator Diana Tso. Join us Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 at Rosedale Heights School for the Arts. Register today!