Drama Ideas and Workshop Activities

The Demo:Dram team have created a range of usable drama ideas and resources for teachers of humanities, languages and drama in education practitioners to use in their practice. These drama ideas and resources have been developed to support those using drama methods to explore citizenship and societal issues. The resources use elements of IO1 and IO2 in its design, and this provides you with the context, rationale and objectives for further actions of the resources. We want to see how the drama ideas and resources can be used beyond the life of the project and would be keen to hear about this.

More specifically, the drama ideas and resources can be used to both develop and support a variety of approaches and it is intended that they will enhance curricula developments in national contexts. The resources have been developed by individual partner organisations in their national contexts and provide stimulus materials for those using them.

The overall aim of resources are to enable and empower teachers and drama in education practitioners to work with young people to explore democratic values; hear their voices; and develop citizenship and humanities education.

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What is Demo:Dram?

The Demo:Dram workshops outline and present practical exercises for teachers of humanities, languages and drama in education practitioners to use in their specific fields, and offer a detailed evidence-informed description of the drama process and content.

“Being involved in an advisory capacity for the Democracy through Drama initiative was really interesting and useful to my PhD, publication and practice where I am researching identity and positioning through drama. It is wonderful to witness the inclusive drama pedagogy that is being applied in practice with a wide range of colleagues, including teachers of other subjects as well as drama practitioners and students. The work of the Demo:Dram team in the positioning of their participants empowered and engaged us, and we were able to identify features we could draw on in our particular subject areas. We were able to bring in our own expertise, and find new ways we could provide spaces for reflection on democracy for the young people we work with.”

Iona Towler Evans

National Trainer for Mantle of the Expert Drama system

"As a Drama teacher, finding new and innovative ways to improve my pedagogy practice is invaluable. Being involved in the Demo:Dram project proved very helpful and insightful - so much so that I have incorporated elements of the pedagogical strategies into my own Drama lessons and practice with much success. These strategies allow my pupils to explore many subject areas across the curriculum in an exciting and unique way, even when dealing with difficult topics and new perspectives. Not only are these strategies exciting, they are also accessible for a wide range of teachers to use."

Jordana Wilson

Drama Teacher, Smiths Wood Academy, Birmingham

Demo:Dram UK Project Leaders

Want to know more or if we can support you and your school with drama class exercises?
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Dr Eleni Kanira - Project lead

Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies / Childhood courses Research Co-ordinator / Birmingham City University

BEd./PGCE in Early Childhood Education
MA (Drama Education) & PhD (Education)
PGDip. In Psychoanalytic Infant Observation

Christopher Bolton - Drama lead

Senior Lecturer in Drama Education / Subject Route Leader PGCE Secondary Drama / Research Co-ordinator Secondary & PCET / Birmingham City University

BA (Hons) Drama and Theatre Studies with English Literature
MA Performance Analysis
PGCE Secondary Drama

Contact us

Want to know more or if we can support you and your school with drama class exercises? For more information please use the contact form and we’ll be in contact with you.

BCU, City South Campus
Westbourne Road
Birmingham B15 3TN  UK

+44 (0)121 331 5000

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