Goals and Priorities
Drama Education Research Theses
Drama Education Books and Journal Articles
Drama Education Research Projects
Drama Education Research Reports
Online Research Resources
Drama Australia Conference Programs
Research is a priority for Drama Australia, as it helps to shape and inform the development of our practices and pedagogies.
Our current research goals and priorities are to:
Drama Australia’s research goals and priorities align with Goal 2 c) of UNESCO’s Seoul Agenda (2010) regarding the development of research in arts education.
GOAL 2: Assure that arts education activities and programmes are of a high quality in conception and delivery. 2.c Stimulate exchange between research and practice in arts education.
Current drama education research published in the form of a Doctorate, Masters or Honours thesis can be found in the Australasian Digital Theses Program. On this site, you can search by “subject words” for example: Drama, Drama education, Drama curriculum, Applied drama/theatre, Drama Performance, Early Childhood, Primary education, Middle school, Secondary education, Senior School, K-12 School, Higher education, Community.
Theses that are not digitised, may be found here.
Listing drama education theses can be useful for finding:
If your thesis is not listed on the Australian Digital Theses Program website, then notify Drama Australia for listing on the Drama Australia website.
Titles of Australian drama education journal and book publications are listed for reference. Go to the publications register to find a listing of publications in alphabetical order.
Advise Drama Australia of your drama education publications.
Current drama education research published as books, journal articles and electronic resources are accessible on the following university library sites:
Australian Catholic University
Australian National University
Charles Darwin University
Charles Sturt University
Curtain University of Technology
Edith Cowan University
James Cook University
La Trobe University
Queensland University of Technology
Southern Cross University
University of Adelaide
University of Ballarat
University of Canberra
University of Melbourne
University of New England
University of Newcastle
University of New South Wales
University of Queensland
University of South Australia
University of Southern Queensland
University of Sydney
University of Tasmania
University of Technology Sydney
University of the Sunshine Coast
University of Western Australia
University of Western Sydney
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Drama education research projects provide a range of findings about drama, learning, performance, methods and more.
Researchers are invited to advise Drama Australia of your drama research to benefit the broader drama education community.
Research repositories of current drama education research published in the form of research reports are held online by many of Australian universities and can be accessed at the Australian Research Online website.
The research register displays the research interests of drama educators. You can use the research register to find:
National Library of Australia
Australian Council for Educational Research
Australasian Drama Studies Association
Australian Council for the Arts – Research
Open access performing arts materials
State Library of NSW
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Drama Australia Conference programs provide descriptions of research papers, master classes, workshops and presenters’ biographies.
2006 Turning the Tide, Sydney
2008 Gener8, Adelaide
2009 Footprints, Melbourne
2009 International Drama in Education Research Institute conference
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