Join Dr Carrie Swanson in a session which will inspire you to explore science through drama.
Science learning involves exploring ideas through different perspectives and imagining objects, processes and connections that cannot be viewed by the naked eye. Using drama to enhance students' learning experiences deepens their understanding. Drama can play a significant role in helping students to better understand science concepts, the nature of science, and to explore the complexity of socio-scientific issues.
It’s sparked lots of ideas!Teacher
During the webinar we will share examples of how different kinds of drama can support science learning. We will include simple ideas that can be easily used in the classroom and provide links demonstrating how other educators have developed an integrated curriculum approach using science and drama.
Thank you. Very enjoyable at the end of the day. Inspiring and yes, not so scary.Participant
Carrie's research involves both science and drama education. Her PhD explored the use of the dramatic inquiry approach Mantle of the Expert (Heathcote and Bolton, 1995) in science education at years 7–8. She is connected to the wider drama and science communities in Australasia and world-wide including the Dramatic Inquiry Aotearoa Network Trust and has contributed to two books.
This session will be valuable for all teachers.
You can download the video and slideshow presentation.
We encourage you to join our discussion about drama and science – register in our online forum on Slack. In this forum we share and discuss ideas and share resources. If you need any help accessing our Slack forum either see our help info or please email us.
Thank you so much for today. Absolutely awesome.Participant
Explore these Science Learning Hub activities using drama:
Discover how other teachers are using drama in their science teaching in the following PLD articles:
Thank you to Dr Carrie Swanson for sharing her enthusiasm and expertise.