Pretending To Learn

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Winner Australian Publishers Award Best Primary Teacher Reference for 2003
Winner Drama Victoria Award - Best New Drama Education Publication for 2002

Teachers have long recognised the positive effects that come from using drama in their classrooms.  It is a powerful teaching tool that can be used to develop a childs written, visual and oral literacy leading to better academic results right across the curriculum regardless of social or cultural background.  Covering the pre-school and primary years, and leading into lower secondary it provides a conceptual background of the teaching structures and strategies of drama education.

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John OToole is Professor of Drama Education at Griffith University and Director of Publications for IDEA, the International Drama/Theatre and Education Association. He has worked in drama education for over 30 years and been involved in many drama curriculum developments and regularly gives key-note addresses, workshops and master classes around the world.

Julie Dunn has worked in the field of drama education for more than twenty years, teaching in contexts ranging from preschools to universities where she has been a generalist primary teacher, a specialist drama teacher and a lecturer. Currently Julie is working for Education Queensland.

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