The freelance Drama Educator plays many different roles in diverse environments such as schools and communities. What are the skills and attributes required to be an effective drama educator? What are the various career pathways available to us?
This session will engage participants in conversations about the existing, emerging and future skills & competencies of the profession, as well as plan for a Skills Framework for Drama Educators.
Aishwariyah is an independent Drama Practitioner and Educator. She holds a Master of Education in Drama has been actively involved in community and school-based drama and theatre projects for more than a decade. In addition to her scope of work, she lectures in tertiary institutions, directs, writes and crafts professional development programmes for performers, teachers and corporates. Through her drama based work, she has also reached learners with special needs, beneficiaries of volunteer welfare organisations and youth at rehabilitative spaces. Aishwariyah is currently working towards a doctorate in arts education at National Institute of Education – Visual and Performing Arts (NIE-VPA).
Dr Jennifer Wong
Jennifer Wong started her career as a secondary school teacher before going to Singapore Polytechnic where she was one of the key members who designed and launched the Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology. In the National Institute of Education - Nanyang Technological University (NIE-NTU), Singapore, she coordinates the Drama programme in the Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group and she teaches drama education, applied theatre and arts research courses in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Jennifer has been working with children and youth to make theatre outside of educational settings since 2012 and she frequently partners social service agencies and schools to create participatory theatre programmes to complement youth development and support work. Her PhD thesis examined the role of drama in enabling a positive sense of self-efficacy in children.
SDEA is a Registered Charity from 20 February 2020 and is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Major Company Scheme for the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025.
Singapore Drama Educators Association is a registered charity (UEN: T02SS0123G)
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