This three day course will introduce methods for engaging childrenbetween the ages of 3 and 12 years a of age in drama work; and also demonstratehow English language learning can be incorporated into such work. The coursewill use a range of stories and picture books aimed at children throughout thisage range as source material.
Aims and objectives
1. To demonstrate appropriate age relatedstrategies for engaging children in active, playful drama work
2. To show how good stories can providematerial for such work
3. To provide different strategies forintroducing English vocabulary and elements of grammar into drama work at thislevel
英国华威大学（The University of Warwick）教育学院，教育戏剧和剧场（Drama and Theatre education ）专业教授和负责人，博士生导师。在任职华威大学以前，担任了多年的小学老师和校长，曾担任华威大学教育学院主任。也曾任最高级别学术类杂志应用《戏剧和表演》（Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance）联合主编。其著作有《美与教育》，《开始玩戏剧4-11岁》《开始莎士比亚4-11岁》《5-11岁的戏剧，语文和道德教育》等等。
Winston教授受英国皇家莎士比亚剧团邀请，以莎士比亚剧本为基础，设计并执行过多部针对青少年和幼儿的教育戏剧和剧场项目。同时，他与英国皇家莎士比亚剧团教育部门合作出版的新著，作为在英国极有名望的Arden Shakespeare 系列的一部分已经在英国出版并将被翻译成多国文字。Winston教授也是一位在培训老师如何运用教育戏剧和剧场领域极有国际声誉的教授，曾受邀到台湾台南大学，香港演艺学院，北京师范大学，南京师范大学，上海东华大学，上海戏剧学院，四川大学，泰国教育部等地进行工作坊教学和讲座，并且长期担任新加坡国家青年戏剧节的海外评审委员，现为北京师范大学应用戏剧研究中心学术顾问。
Joe Winston, PH.D supervisor, professional professor and chair professor of Drama and Theatre education at The University of Warwick. He had been working as a primary school teacher and a headmaster for many years before joining The University of Warwick.And after that he worked as Dean of Warwick institute of education. And then he worked as chief editor of Journal of applied Theatre and Performance( the top academic applied magazine ). His classical works include "Beauty and Education", "Start to Play with Drama from 4-11 years old" " Start to Learn Shakespeare from 4-11 years old" "The Drama for children from 5-11 years old" "English and Moral Education "etc.
Professor Winston was invited by England Royal Shakespeare company and designed many educational dramas and education theaters for teenagers and infants according to the script of Shakespeare. At the same time, the new book as a part of Arden Shakespeare was already published in association with England Royal Shakespeare Education Department and was going to be translated into many languages. Winston as a renowned professor for training teachers how to use drama to teach had been invited to give a lecture for National University of Tainan, the Hongkong Academy for performing Arts, Beijing Normal University, Nanjing Normal University, Donghua University, Shanghai Theatre Academy,Sichuan University,Ministry of Thailand and also working as a member of the oversea Evaluation committee of Singapore National Youth Theatre Festival . He is now working as Academic counselor in Applied Theatre research center at Beijing Normal University.