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This year, Drama Victoria is returning to a long awaited two-day face-to-face Conference at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. The Conference will have some sessions that may be live-streamed or pre-recorded.

We invite you to join us from the many First Nations lands on which you work and live, to gather at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 November, and to engage with the theme ‘ARISE! Shining Light on the Creative Power of Drama’. We want your practice and your experience! We invite educators, researchers, artists and industry to contribute to the Conference.

CHASS Congress
This year, Drama Victoria’s Conference is also included as part of the inaugural Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) Congress of which Drama Australia is a member organisation. The Drama Victoria Conference will feature a dedicated CHASS stream where we invite workshop presentations that focus on learning to teach Humanities, Arts and Social Science subjects through Drama.

ARISE! Shining Light on the Creative Power of Drama invites you to offer a session that reflects the developing and evolving world of Drama and Theatre education through the following themes:

  1. Drama Skills & Knowledge – Revive your pedagogy. Support our students to excel in our subject
  2. Advocacy – Strategies to reinvent and revive Drama in your schools
  3. Wellness – Strategies for teacher and student wellness than can be transferred into the classroom. Ideas could include:
    • Safe and supportive classroom environment
    • Time management and planning
    • Intimacy in Drama
  4. Teaching through Embodiment – Application of Drama for Cross Curriculum Teaching and Learning and using embodied pedagogies to enhance the teaching and learning of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
  5. Academic Research on any of the above.