My teaching and research interests focus on creative approaches to curriculum and pedagogy. I am passionate about providing opportunities for students to learn in collaborative and imaginative environments preparing them for life in the 21st century
Dr Madonna Stinson is an experienced teacher and teacher educator, having worked across all sectors of schooling. She is a member of the internationally renowned Applied Theatre team at Griffith University, and is currently working on research projects that encompass age-effective pedagogies in the early years, and arts, community and curriculum partnerships in a Brisbane school with a high proportion of refugee students. She has written extensively on drama and education and is in demand as a keynote speaker and masterclass workshop leader. Madonna was awarded a Life Membership of Drama Queensland in 2014, for her contribution to drama education. She has worked in teacher education in Singapore, UK and Australia. As Director of Publications for Drama Australia, she is Managing Editor of NJ: the Drama Australia journal (a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor and Francis), the Drama Australia Research Monographs, and on-line publication materials.
Madonna has delivered many presentations both nationally and internationally. Recent highlights include:
Drama theory and pedagogy, oracy, drama and additional language learning, theatre and young audiences, curriculum design and implementation, school-based intervention research, case study, design experiment research, action research. Research highlights include:
Year: 2016 Journal: Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance
Year: 2015 Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Year: 2015 Journal: International Journal of Education and the Arts
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