Drama and storytelling - Where do I start?
Children have an innate desire to create, express and perform. As educators, we have a unique opportunity to build on their natural curiosities, spark their imaginations and provide opportunities for verbal and physical expression. When children are active participants they make discoveries about how their body moves, how their voice works and the connections they have with culture and community. Drama is often an area that can be intimidating for those with no background in this. Louise believes if you can make a sound or move any part of your body, you can be involved in drama.
Participants will have an opportunity to
Increase confidence in using a variety of puppets
Explore the value of drama and playing with language
Discover simple raps, rhymes, props and resources
Develop confidence in the delivery of stories and literature
Facilitator: Louise Dorrat
Louise studied drama, voice and dance and performed professionally in Children’s Theatre for many years. She has a long history of teaching the Dramatic Arts as part of the Bachelor of Education at a number of Universities including the Institute of Koorie Education (IKE) at Deakin and she majored in drama in her post graduate studies focussing on “Embodied pedagogy”. Louise believes that the dramatic arts should be embedded in the curriculum every day.