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Using Sophisticated Picture Books & Process Drama to Engage Early Years Students with the Critical Strand

Exley, Beryl E. (2006) Using Sophisticated Picture Books & Process Drama to Engage Early Years Students with the Critical Strand. In ECTA Annual Conference, 24th June, 2006, John Paul College, Daisy Hill, Brisbane.

Abstract

This paper examines how sophisticated picture book resources and process drama strategies enable early years students to demonstrate their learning outcomes within the Critical Strand of the Queensland English Syllabus: Open Trial (QSA, 2005). In the introductory section, sophisticated picture book resources and process drama strategies are defined and their strengths as resources and strategies in early years classrooms are highlighted. The paper then overviews the three strands and each of their three substrands of the Queensland English Syllabus: Open Trial (QSA, 2005) document. In addition, specific Foundation level and Levels One and Two core learning outcomes from the Critical Strand are identified. Finally, a range of process drama activities, based on the popular Anthony Browne (1996) text ‘Piggybook’, are outlined, and their articulation with specific core learning outcomes are made known.

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ID Code: 4485
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: process drama, Anthony Browne, Piggybook, early years pedagogy, critical dimension, Queensland English Syllabus
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 16 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:33

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