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Drama and Enterprise

Discussion in 'Drama and performing arts' started by mystique_scarlet2006, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. I am the PSHCE and Enterprise Co-Ordinator for an 11-16 all girls school in a deprive suburb of Birmingham
    As part of my role, my SMT has asked me to run and co-ordinate an Enterprise Week across the whole school. The main aim would be to promote Enterprise opportunities as well as making links between Enterprise and curriculum based subjects.
    I was just wondering if anyone had any creative or unusual ideas of links I could make between Enterprise and Drama as part of a lesson? I am hoping to provide some suggested lesson ideas that teachers could use through the week, and any ideas would be GREATLY appreicated!!!!
  2. I wonder what your drama teacher has advise?

    Good drama isn't an easy bolt-on, and as a not-fully-employed drama teacher I would love to be able to fully use my expertise for the benefit of children's learning. Non-specialists don't seem to appreicate the value of employing specialist drama teachers, but I think most head teachers would be insistent that Mr Gove's 'English Baccalaureate' subjects were properly taught by people who actually know what they're doing.

    As a free gift to you, linking between CDT, drama and enterprise, why not develop a 'Dragon's Den' contest?

    At a deeper level, try looking at the possibilities that a Mantle of the Expert enterprise could bring. If you don't know how to do it, buy in some specialist training.

    Or, better still, employ a drama teacher.

    Bitter? Yes, a bit. But two corkers of good ideas to start you off, and a recommendation for your SMT to invest in properly-qualified staff to embed the creativity so desperately needed in education in deprive (and other) areas.

    PS Does speling matter that much?
  3. Hello
    I agree that if you want it done well then look for companies that can help offer something bespoke and unique! Mantle is not actually about enterprise, as the main focus point, but more about using enterprise as a scaffolding for problem solving and team work, identified curriculum objectives etc. Sure there are some lovely companies your way that can help! try BigBrum as a starting point.
  4. MoE uses ther term 'enterprise' because that's what it does and is.
    I agree that it isn't, however, aimed at the narrow Thatcherian meaning of the word: Making Money...
  5. Good way of putting it! I may use that in future!

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