Philosophical Enquiry in Role: A Conference Workshop for the NATD
Our collaborations with partners in Theatre include The West Yorkshire Playhouse, Theatre Cap-A-Pie, Coney, Spilt Milk Dance, and Theatre Company Blah, Blah Blah. This work has allowed us to explore the relationship between drama practices and philosophical enquiry; we think it’s a match made in heaven!
This workshop for the National Association of Teachers of Drama (NATD), shared aspects of this practice with specialists from around the country, and invited them to explore its application in their own work, predominately the secondary classroom.
The workshop at Oriel College, Oxford University, demonstrated ‘The Explorer and the Ice’ an epistemological puzzle in role, loosely based on the work of the 16th century philosopher David Hume in his Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Here are some of the comments this workshop received:
“Excellent balance of theory and practice”.
“I originally chose this workshop as I was seeking to challenge myself and step outside my comfort zone. I am so glad I did – thoroughly enjoyed it.”
“Very valuable workshop! Gave me a very obvious insight as to how drama works alongside other subjects in the curriculum”.
“Lovely re-assessment of how subjects go together! What curriculum implications of a lost sister of Indian Chief!”.
This post is by Grace