In this post you will find the notes and documents presented at the 2014 AIS Drama Conference 'Teach Meet'. The accompanying Prezi can be found here. These documents outline two separate PBL's for the Drama Classroom.
A performance essay is a fantastic way for students to organise and demonstrate their knowledge of various content areas. Originally conceived by Dr Sarah Lovesy, this teaching tool is used widely across drama classrooms in Australia, but could also be utilised in a variety of different subject areas. (Eg. In science, students could physically present the results of the experiment or demonstrate a reaction. In history, students could perform a reenactment of a significant moment or historical speech. ) It is a great way for kinaesthetic learners to engage in the content and assists students greatly in understanding the structure of an essay.
Attached is a poster I created for my classroom to help students understand how to structure a performance essay. Feel free to use this image to enhance your individual learning or teaching. The poster was created using the Grafio app on the iPad.
Amy Gill -