Newsletter 12-2021

Newsletter December 2021


DiE Days 2022: Save the date

The 8th Drama in Education Days are currently planned to take place on the weekend of 17th– 18th June. It has yet to be decided if the conference will take place online or on campus of Kempten University of Applied Sciences (Germany). A Call for Papers will be published early in 2022.

For a conference report of the 7th DiE-Days, check out our website:


9th IDEA world congress: Drama 4 All

Reykjavík, Iceland, 4th – 8th July 2022


IDIERI: The 10th International Drama in Education Research Institute conference: ‘Navigating Mess and Complexity in Uncertain Times: values, practices, methods and impacts’

Warwick University, UK, 10th – 15th July 22



Kung Man Matthew Cheung: Towards principles of performative pedagogy: Drama and additional language development (DALD)

From the abstract: “In this study I observed and compared kindergarten and middle school additional language classes in Shanghai China. Some of the classes used drama and some of them used non-drama, normative pedagogy. Drama as a performative pedagogy significantly increased engagement and performances of high affect from students and elicit more complex use of language from both teachers and students.”


Teaching resources

Patrice Baldwin, Alicja Galazka: Process Drama for Second Language Teaching and Learning

A Toolkit for Developing Language and Life Skills. From publisher’s website: „This book explains why and how drama works as an enjoyable, social, and emotionally engaging way for young people and adults to learn and use a second language within imagined worlds and develop their 21st century skills. A flexible teachers‘ toolbox of drama strategies is offered and guidance on how to start using drama for learning with language students…..“ 21.99 £

Free resource: ABC INCLUSION & drama games
JIMAC team presents „ABC INCLUSION & drama games“. It’s a collection of drama games, which you can play with your students to foster social inclusion. You can order a free PDF copy of „ABC INCLUSION & drama games“ on


Plays and monologues

Gary Baxendale: 20 Adolescent Plays And Monologues For Schools

From publisher’s website: “Intended to help English, drama and PHSCE teachers deliver lessons that deal with the challenges faced by children in today’s digital age, this collection of 20 contemporary plays covers subjects including social media, cyberbullying and online grooming, as well as issues around diversity, racism, gender, disability and peer pressure.” 8.95 £

The Transferable Skills of Theatre 50 Monologues

From publisher’s website: “Each Monologue is a working person talking about how they use skills learned in theatre in their occupation or profession. A lawyer insists that a courtroom is a theatre. A cosmetologist/hairdresser recalls skills learned doing makeup for plays…..”  15 $