Models of drama work
Uses and nature of teacher induction and interruption
Levels of work and domains of action in the generation of materials for drama work
Depth and the science project - wind and weather
Operating social laws at formal, informal, and technical levels
This tutorial is based upon the work of a class of eight year-old children and their teacher, Bogumila Varley, who demonstrates her own first ventures into using a drama-based approach to the primary school curriculum.
The context is the mystery of why, in Presteigne, there is the grave of a young woman with two tombstones erected at different times and indicating a change of attitude to her life and death.
These stones allow a language-based entry into the total primary curriculum; the children are framed as detectives researching various archives in order to solve the mystery of Mary Morgan and to publish their results.
Through discussion of:
a) the support materials
b) specific lessons
c) workers' contracts
d) levels of attainment
The tape indicates how each succeeding lesson engages many aspects of the primary school curriculum and demonstrates the teacher's control of the potential development towards scholarly and emotional aspects of learning.