Daniel Langley – From Micro to Macro: Exploring the Drama Curriculum from a Social Justice Perspective

About the Session

The aim of this talk is to explore the ways in which the micro/macro technique developed by the Paper Birds Theatre Company can provide a vehicle for examining drama more widely from a social justice perspective. I will explain the technique before unpacking the ways I have used it across the drama curriculum.

The technique explores the political issues from an individual or micro-level through to the macro-level societal perspective. For any given situation, it is possible for students to examine the causes of social injustice from these two levels and to question whether responsibility lay within the control of the individual or within the wider system of control.

This session will use examples from a Year 8 scheme of work on Blood Brothers and a Year 13 scheme on Accidental Death of an Anarchist.

About Daniel

Daniel Langley has worked as a drama teacher, Head of Year, Head of Department and is currently Head of Performing Arts Faculty at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School. He works as an examiner and moderator for the Eduqas exam board and advises other drama departments as a Specialist Leader in Education. Daniel is an EdD candidate at UCL Institute of Education and his research has been published by the Chartered College of Teaching in their Impact journal and in their internationally focused Education Exchange Publication.

Before becoming a teacher, Daniel was an actor, working in venues such as Shakespeare’s Globe, Bath Theatre Royal and The Bush Theatre

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