I could not be more proud and excited to make this announcement…. The Dramatic Inquiry Network Aotearoa Trust – formed last year by a hardworking group of volunteers from across primary, secondary and tertiary sectors – has been selected by the Ministry of Education as a Network of Expertise (NEX). Networks of Expertise funding supports…

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Term one’s Dramatic Inquiry cluster meetings were a great success, with face-to-face gatherings in Hamilton, Auckland, and Wellington – and a rich discussion over zoom between colleagues from secondary settings. As always, the low-key PLD and sharing of practice within these meetings was so valuable. Topics included: Planning in Mantle of the Expert, process dramas…

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Planning is underway for a much anticipated event in the Dramatic Inquiry Network’s calendar for 2021. Our first symposium for many years will be held in Gisborne in the October school holidays (8th – 10th October). Past symposia have been amazing events, in which teachers have shared practice and learned from each other. With so…

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Here’s news about an exciting professional development event coming up in Kirikiriroa, Hamilton on the weekend of July 17-18. To go straight to the registration form, click here Questions? Get in touch: dramaticinquirynz@gmail.com Dramatic Inquiry Network Aotearoa is a not-for profit Trust. Any profits from this event will be used for future professional development and…

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This new book by Viv Aitken, is available from NZCER from 14th April 2021 Drawing on a decade of classroom practice, research and professional development, the book will be of interest to teachers and researchers around the world. However, it is written specifically with the local education context in mind, with references to the New…

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When we think about teaching in role, or putting participants in role it can be easy to assume that must be done in ‘full role’ – where the person in role moves, walks, talks and responds exactly like someone would in real life. However, that’s only one option. Dorothy Heathcote suggested 33 different ways of…

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New Zealand colleagues may be interested in this event on 13th March. It’s scheduled for UK time but available internationally. Worth staying up all night for…! Here’s the blurb from the UK site. More details at THIS LINK Designed for an international audience this event will provide attendees with practical and imaginative ideas to use…

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In 2021 we are continuing and expanding our free cluster meetings. These are informal gatherings, usually over afternoon tea, where teachers share stories of success and challenge, develop plans and resources, and take away practical ideas to try in their classroom. If you’re someone who already uses Dramatic Inquiry (Dramatic play, process drama, drama for…

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After many years of informal networking, and more than a year of careful planning, I’m excited to announce that a group of colleagues from around Aotearoa has formed a Trust dedicated to supporting the future of Dramatic Inquiry in this country. The Dramatic Inquiry Network Aotearoa Trust is a holding name. We intend to review…

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Thanks to the editors for permission to share this article: Real Learning in Imagined Worlds: Supporting Literacy Learning with Dramatic Inquiry, recently published in Literacy Forum: the journal of the New Zealand Literacy Association. Here’s a link to their website where you can find out more about this publication and the work of the Association.…

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