15 February 2011
Venue: Room N357, N block, Faculty of Education, Gate 4, 60 Epsom Ave, Epsom (View map)
Host: School of Critical Studies in Education
Contact info: Please RSVP to Stacey Davis by Thursday 10 February
The School of Critical Studies in Education invites you to a seminar presented by Patrice Baldwin.
D4LC is a National School Improvement Initiative in the UK operating in over 300 schools. Central to the project is the use of drama as a pedagogical tool for improving student learning outcomes. Particular focus on literacy outcomes and moral and ethical education is coordinated through an arts based approach. Research into DL4C has also looked at the effectiveness of the initiative in improving boys attitudes and performance of writing and creative problem solving in mathematics.
Patrice Baldwin was a successful Primary Headteacher for 11 years before becoming a local authority arts adviser. She is currently Adviser for Cultural and Creative Learning’ (Norfolk, England), Chair of National Drama and more recently, World President of the International Drama Theatre and Education Association (IDEA) for 2010 - 2013. Patrice founded and is National Director of D4LC (Drama for Learning and Creativity), a school improvement initiative that is now international. She is a ‘School Improvement Partner’ in England and has worked as a school inspector. Patrice worked as a BBC Education series consultant and scriptwriter for several schools’ drama programmes and is a prolific author.
For further information about Patrice’s visit to New Zealand, contact Associate Professor Peter O’Connor +64 9 623 8899 ext 48477.
Associate Professor Peter O’Connor
School of Critical Studies in Education
Faculty of Education