SDEA Connections 2019: The (R)Evolution of Inclusivity in Education - A Panel Discussion

The (R)Evolution of Inclusivity in Education
A panel discussion free to the public that looks at inclusivity in education.

In 2019, the Compulsory Education Act will be extended to include children with moderate to severe special needs. How ready are we? How can we better prepare and support educators, parents, students, and other stakeholders? Join us for a panel discussion as we explore current and future challenges, through the lens of accessibility, inclusivity, and mindset changes.

Panelists comprise:
- Cassandra Chiu, Psychotherapist, Advocate, and Author,
- Barbara D’ Cotta, Specialised Teacher for Students with Hearing Loss, and
- Esther Kwan, Vice Principal of Grace Orchard School.

The panel will be moderated by Michael Cheng, Applied Drama Practitioner.

The Pod @ National Library
Level 16,
100 Victoria Street, S188064

*Entrance at National Library, Level 1.

10am - 12pm

Organised by the Singapore Drama Educators Association in partnership with The Finger Players.

The panel will be conducted in English with live note-taking and sign language interpretation.

Organisers note: There will be photography and videography at the event for archival and marketing purposes.

About SDEA Connections
Connections is a non-partisan platform for connecting stakeholders in the education sector through open dialogues on current challenges, issues and developments with the aim to inspire change.

Through the various activities organised under Connections, SDEA has:

  • Actively promoted the use of drama as a pedagogy to complement existing teaching practices
  • Initiated and facilitated dialogues with/between various stakeholders such as NAC, MOE (CPDD, ECDA and AEB (formerly CCAB)), NIE (VPA), WDA, teaching artists, educators and various professional theatre companies
  • Conducted drama workshops in partnership with The Kennedy Center (US), CCAB and NAC

In Connections 2019: The (R)Evolution of Inclusivity in Education, SDEA is working with The Finger Players as advocacy partners in conjunction with their latest production Not in my Lifetime?

About Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA)
Established in 2002 as a not-for-profit organisation by a group of artists and drama educators, SDEA’s mission is to advance the profession of the drama/theatre educator and advocate for the practice and value of drama and theatre in performance, education and community.

SDEA is run by a volunteer committee comprising 9 members elected on a 2-year cycle supported by a secretariat at Goodman Arts Centre.

Singapore Drama Educators Association is a recipient of the National Arts Council's Major Grant for the period of 1st April 2016 to 31 March 2019.

About The Finger Players
The Finger Players is one of Singapore’s leading theatre companies. Touted as the “hottest local theatre group” and “the company to watch” by the press and media, the company’s unique brand of puppet theatre has won awards in Singapore and recognition around the world. To date, the company has taken its productions to Austria, Australia, China, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Macau, Myanmar, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and, Turkey, making it one of Singapore’s most prolific international touring companies.

The Finger Players seeks to fuse traditional and contemporary puppetry with other disciplines to create a theatre which empowers the mind and soul.

About Not in my Lifetime?
Not in My Lifetime?
is an inclusive theatre performance, which explores the special education system in Singapore through the experiences of the teachers working in the sector.

Conceived by director Tan Beng Tian in collaboration with a team of creatives from diverse backgrounds and experiences in theatre making, the production aims to cater equally to both non-disabled people and persons with disabilities.

Audience members can look forward to an intimate and homely experience while they move around the theatre space together with the performers as the story unfolds. Through an interactive and engaging approach, the multi-talented performers will share candid anecdotes about the other education system in Singapore, one which is supposed to be ‘special’.

Get your tickets for Not in my Lifetime?!

In partnership with The Finger Players

A book sale of titles with social impact curated by Ethos Books will also be available!

Supported by:
National Library Board
Ethos Books

Media Partners:
Routeledge Taylor and Francis Group

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