"Becoming a Teacher" Trailer | Dorothy Heathcote NYU 2006 Summer Workshop

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Dorothy Heathcote (1926-2011) legend and pioneer in Drama as a Learning Medium. British colleague, Gavin Bolton, wrote her landmark biography, The Dorothy Heathcote Story: biography of a remarkable drama teacher.

The world-renowned Dr Heathcote has taught on the NYU study abroad program in London, and has been a visiting adjunct professor at the Washington Square campus. She is the subject of a new Steinhardt/Ed Theatre DVD project "Becoming a Teacher".

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Dorothy Heathcote - "Becoming a Teacher" 2006 NYU Workshop Series

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Drama Education Pioneer at NYU Summer 2006 Workshop.
"Becoming a Teacher - Employing Drama into the Classroom"
"Becoming a Teacher - Knowledge of the Artform"
"Becoming a Teacher - Qualities in Teaching"
"Becoming a Teacher - In-role…


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Drama Education Pioneer at NYU Summer 2006 Workshop.
"Becoming a Teacher - Employing Drama into the Classroom"
"Becoming a Teacher - Knowledge of the Artform"
"Becoming a Teacher - Qualities in Teaching"
"Becoming a Teacher - In-role work"
"Becoming a Teacher - Planning"

Video Production: Mark Tronicke & Brian Burnett

Client: NYUSteinhardt Educational Theater Program

Educational Theatre Faculty: Dorothy Heathcote
In Memoriam: Visit dorothyheathcote.org for a celebration of Dorothy's life and work

Dorothy Heathcote (1926-2011) legend and pioneer, began her teaching career as a weaver in a woollen mill and then studied dance with Rudolf Laban and acting with Esmé Church. In 1950, at the young age of 24, she was appointed lecturer in drama at Newcastle upon Tyne where she introduced innovative techniques for using drama as a basis for curriculum inquiry informed by Froebel theories of education. Her commitment to collaborative whole group drama, where teacher in role was central, quickly gained interest with worldwide educators. The influential BBC documentary, Three Looms Waiting, rocketed Dr Heathcote to international acclaim. The American BJ Wagner, documented her work in the best selling Dorothy Heathcote: Drama as a Learning Medium. British colleague, Gavin Bolton, wrote her landmark biography, The Dorothy Heathcote Story: biography of a remarkable drama teacher.

Heathcote developed three specific innovative systems of work, which are recognized globally: Mantle of the Expert, involving primary school children and the whole curriculum; rolling role, involving teachers in secondary education working in teams; commission models, involving relationships of schools with business, museums and industry. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Dorothy conducted influential workshops and summer schools across the United States. She has coauthored two books, Drama for Learning, and So you want to use role play?, and an anthology of her major writings appear in Dorothy Heathcote: Collected writing on education and drama. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including The Campton Bell Lifetime Achievement Award by AATE and an Honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) awarded by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. The Dorothy Heathcote Archive is located at the Department of Teacher Education, Manchester Metropolitan University, England. The world-renowned Dr Heathcote has taught on the NYU study abroad program in London, and is visiting adjunct professor at the Washington Square campus. She is the subject of a new Steinhardt/Ed Theatre DVD project "Becoming a Teacher". The YouTube link for this trailer can be down loaded at: steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/

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    When I heard about Dorothy Heathcotes passing, I had to make sure I created a channel to share out these videos that were produced by Mark Tronicke and myself back in 2006 for NYU's Drama Education department. I hope they are worth sharing.

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