Drama – Primary drama education resources

Drama education books

Ackroyd, J. (2004). Literacy Alive! Drama Projects for Literacy Learning. London: Hodder and Stoughton.

Anderson, M. (2012). Masterclass in Drama Education: Transforming Teaching and Learning. London: Continuum.

Anderson, M., Hughes, J. & Manuel, J. (2008). Drama and English Teaching: Imagination, Action and Engagement. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Anderson, M. & Dunn, J. (Eds.) (2013). How Drama Activates Learning. London: Continuum.

Baldwin, P. (2012). With Drama in Mind: Real Learning in Imagined Worlds. London: Continuum.

Baldwin, P. (2009). School Improvement Through Drama: A Creative Whole-class, Whole-school Approach. London: Continuum.

Burton, B. (1991). How to Teach Primary Drama (2nd ed.). Melbourne: Longman.

Cusworth, R. & Simons, J. (1997). Beyond the Script: Drama in the Classroom.
Sydney: P.E.T.A.

Dickinson, R. Neelands, J. & Shenton Primary School. (2006). Improve Your Primary School Through Drama. London: Fulton.

Fleming, M. (2012). Starting Drama Teaching (4th ed.). London: Fulton.

Haseman, B. & O'Toole, J. (1987). Dramawise. Melbourne: Heinemann.

Heathcote, D. & Bolton, G. (1995). Drama for Learning: Dorothy Heathcote's Mantle of the Expert Approach. Portsmouth NH: Heinemann.

Johnson, L. & O'Neill, C. (1991). Dorothy Heathcote: Collected Writings on Learning and Drama. Evanston, Il: Northwestern University Press.

Moore, T. (Ed.) (1998). Phoenix Texts: A Window on Drama Practice in Australian Primary Schools. Melbourne: National Association for Drama in Education.

Morgan, N. & Saxton, J. (1991). Teaching, Learning and Questioning. London: Routledge.

Morgan, N. & Saxton, J. (1988). Teaching Drama: A Mind of Many Wonders. London: Heinemann.

Neelands, J. (1993). Structuring Dramawork. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Norris, J., McCammon, L. & Miller, C. (Eds.) (2000). Learning to Teach Drama.
Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

O'Neill, C. (1995). Dramaworlds. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

O'Toole, J. & Dunn, J. (2003). Pretending to Learn: Helping Children Learn Through Drama. Sydney: Pearson Educational.

Prendiville, F. & Toye, N. (2007). Speaking and Listening Through Drama 7–11.
London: Paul Chapman.

Sinclair, C., Jeanneret, N., & O'Toole, J. (2012). Education in the Arts (2nd ed.).
Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Stinson, M. & Wall, D. (2003). Dramactive – Books 1 and 2. Ryde, NSW: McGraw-Hill.

Taylor, P. (Ed.) (1995). Pre-text and Storydrama: The artistry of Cecily O'Neill and
David Booth. Brisbane: NADIE.

Taylor, P. (1998). Pioneers and Redcoats. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Toye, N. & Prendiville, F. (2000). Drama and Traditional Storytelling for the Early Years. London: Routledge.

Winston, J. & Tandy, M. (1998). Beginning Drama 4–11. London: Fulton.

Winston, J. (2000). Drama, Literacy and Moral Education 5–11. London: Fulton.

Useful websites

Drama Australia (and some of the affiliated state drama teachers associations also have excellent resources on their websites, which are hyperlinked to Drama Australia)

New Zealand Arts Syllabus

2002 – Source Book Modules: Drama

Queensland Arts Syllabus 2002

Drama Education Association

Facebook groups

D4LC – Drama for Learning and Creativity – a UK drama education website

Dramapeeps – a NSW drama education website

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