DRAMA QUEENSLAND STATE CONFERENCE
9th and 10th March, 2018
Queensland Academies of Creative Industries
WE INVITE YOU TO ATTEND EMBRACE 18 – THE DRAMA QUEENSLAND STATE CONFERENCE IN BRISBANE THIS MARCH.
ABOUT EMBRACE 18
As we are edging closer to the precipice of change – ask yourself, are you ready to EMBRACE it?
Huge changes are undergoing schools in Queensland over the next year. Change is for some a “four letter word”. Change can generate fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Manyof us approach change with a negative view, ignoring the positive growth and outcomes that may arise from it. Change happens every day, it’s all around us – and to survive, we must adapt and EMBRACE it. The new syllabus in senior and the implementation of the National Curriculum in P-10 should be viewed as an opportunity – a chance to evolve and grow, thereby lessening the anxiety that change might bring.
As arts educators we know the importance of creativity, of sharing good practice, of problem-solving and of course of advocating. As such, we are in the perfect position to EMBRACE the upcoming changes with passion, drive and of course good humour. We ask our students to be critical thinkers, investigators and innovators – it’s important that we ourselves seek to be life-long learners, to engage in professional development that is both challenging and invigorating. After all, in this complex and rapidly changing world; creativity is a key skill we all need.
EMBRACE 18 is the place and forum for you to take an active step in shaping the possibilities for Drama Education. The conference will provide platforms for educators to shore up their skills, get excited about new ideas in and be inspired to EMBRACE all that is coming.
FOCUS AREAS FOR EMBRACE 18 INCLUDE:
- Early Childhood and Primary
- Junior and Senior Secondary
- Drama in Practice (S A S )
- Curriculum (QCAA, ACARA / C2C T A )
- Tertiary Entrance Changes
- Research – Creativity and Innovation in Drama
- Leadership and Teacher Well Being