Transforming teaching and learning with active and dramatic approaches: engaging students across the curriculum / How drama activates learning: contemporary research and practice

Bridget Kiger Lee (Book reviewer)

Transforming teaching and learning with active and dramatic approaches: engaging students across the curriculum, by Brian Edmiston, New York, Routledge, 2013, 342 pp., ISBN 978-0-415-53101-6

How drama activates learning: contemporary research and practice, edited by Michael Anderson and Julie Dunn, London, Bloomsbury, 2013, 313 pp., ISBN 978-1- 4411-3634-3

Read together, these books provide practitioners and researchers with writings from many of the most experienced and thoughtful voices in drama in education. Yet they have very different intentions. Edmiston gives readers an in-depth understanding of dramatic inquiry in classrooms. Anderson and Dunn provide broad snapshots of drama and education research. In the end, the reader is left with a range of ideas to consider but also is compelled to build upon and continue the forward momentum of the theory, research and practice of drama.

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