Introduction: Conversation around the Book's Beginning and Central Themes.- Conversation around Re-imagining Literacy Learning.- Conversation around Curiosity and Creativity.- Conversation around the Power of the Imagination.- Conversation around current Educational Tensions.- Conversation around Building a Place for Belonging.- Conversation around Different Kinds of Classroom Gatherings.- Conversation around Storying and Storytelling.- Conversation around 21st Century Teachers' Mindsets and Roles.- Conversation around Questioning and Providing Feedback.- Conversation around Selecting Quality Literature.- Conversation around the Art of Asking and Responding to Big Questions.- Conversation around Dramatic Play.- Hope in Dark Times Unit Summary.- A Postscript around Drama Play.- Conversation around Poetry.- Conversation around Lingering Questions and Authentic Assessment.- Coda.
Gloria Latham is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia. She has taught in primary schools and headed a children's theatre in education program. For the past 30 years Gloria taught reflective practice, integrated curriculum, drama, and literacy with both undergraduate and post graduate students in the School of Education at RMIT University, Australia. Robyn Ewing AM was originally a primary teacher, and is now Professor of Teacher Education and the Arts at the University of Sydney, Australia. She teaches in the areas of curriculum, teaching and learning, English, drama and literacy working with both pre-service and postgraduate teachers. Robyn is passionate about the Arts and education and the role quality arts experiences and processes can and should play in pedagogy across the curriculum. She frequently works in classrooms alongside teachers interested in reforming their pedagogy.