Dramatic Expressions - Teaching personal, social and emotional skills through drama


Posted on | October 26, 2010 | 2 Comments

Wendy McCracken of Manchester University has kindly invited me to run a drama workshop for their trainee teachers of the deaf at their ‘Creativity Weekend’. What an exciting idea – and what a relevant one. Where deaf children find oracy and literacy skills difficult, they may be able to find expression through various creative means. Drama is one such. Likewise art, dance and even music. I hope I might be able to earwig on other sessions other than mine.

Workshops are something I’ve had plenty of practice in. Honing content to audience need is crucial. As these teachers are in training I shall be hoping to build a bit of a theoretical foundation before having considerable fun with some games and exercises.


2 Responses to “Workshops”

  1. upeksha lankathilaka
    October 29th, 2017 @ 6:42 am

    what kind of drama activities should do for deaf children to develop their skills?

  2. Angie
    October 30th, 2017 @ 6:37 pm

    Hi Upeksha,
    Thank you for your question.
    My particular interest is in using drama to develop deaf children’s personal, social and emotional skills.
    Do you find that the children in your care have issues such as finding the right words to describe how they feel, or problems with friendships, or problems with trying to express what they need? Perhaps the children don’t know how to respond to certain enquiries e.g. ‘how are you?’ or know that these are the sort of social questions that we can ask.
    If you are interested in these sort of areas, then perhaps I can give you some pointers. If you have other areas that the children have difficulties with then it would be great if you could share them and we could have a discussion about how drama might help.

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