Drama Schemes by Mark Wheeller is the first book to look at the teaching practices of this internationally-renowned playwright.
A scheme of work for each year of key stages 3-4, all of which have been conceived and developed through Mark’s own teaching experiences.
Two schemes which focus on Mark’s use of drama across the curriculum, including his growing admiration for the Mantle of the Expert system of learning.
An exploration into the crucial role of the much-maligned school production. Through this he illustrates his development of plays such as Too Much Punch for Judy and Hard To Swallow, which have become staple parts of the curriculum, both in the UK and overseas.
Mark also reflects on his ongoing career as a secondary school drama teacher after 30 years in the profession. He refers to his many influences: the famous (Dorothy Heathcote and Andy Kempe to name but two) and those not so well-known.
The book's fascinating biographical detail makes a valuable resource for both those already familiar with Mark Wheeller's output, and those discovering his work for the first time.