Lisa Stephenson – Story Making with Children: Using Drama to Practice Active Citizenship

About the Session

This workshop will share our immersive story project developed through Covid with children ages 7-11 years using drama and virtual reality. It will offer practical strategies to think about using drama to bring the ethical citizenship curriculum alive.

About Lisa

Lisa Stephenson is a Senior Lecturer in the school of Education at Leeds Beckett University. She is Course Leader for the MA Drama and Creative Writing in Education and teaches Creative Arts and Drama for Learning across all ITE Undergraduate and Postgraduate routes. Drawing on her background in Psychology and experience as a Primary School teacher and Senior Leader, Lisa has worked creatively with a range of vulnerable young people using targeted interventions. She is Founder and Director of Story Makers Company and Story Makers Press, a practice-based research social enterprise at Leeds Beckett University. Her research and practice explores the way in which drama processes can activate children’s learning, social and emotional development. Lisa also works with a wide range of Artist Educators, schools and communities, developing research opportunities in areas such as Social Change and positive Mental Well-being.

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