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DANDJOO: Together

Dandjoo is the Noongar word for together / unite. Together, we are stronger. When we unite in our practice, in our classrooms and in culture, we can achieve wonderous things.

This year, we invite presenters and delegates to explore how we learn, play and walk together with one another, our students, and others; how we foster a sense of ‘togetherness’ in our drama classrooms; how drama experiences have the power to unite; and how we as drama education professionals come together to strengthen and grow our practice.

The conference will explore the main theme through three sub-themes:

DANDJOO KOORLINY (Walking Together)

How do you facilitate co-construction of meaning with your students, as opposed to leading/directing learning? How do we honour and effectively embed Indigenous and other perspectives into our drama classrooms? What content, resources and practices are available that enable us to engage with these perspectives in meaningful ways?

DANDJOO KAADATJINY (Learning Together)

How does drama foster collaborative learning? What is the power of the ensemble for learning? How does learning together, as drama professionals, enhance our practice and well-being?

DANDJOO WARNINY (Playing Together)

How does drama act as a vehicle for play in learning? What does play look like in your drama practice? How can/do we encourage more collaborative, purposeful play in our classrooms?

The DramaWest 2019 State Conference is proudly sponsored by Edith Cowan University, School of Education.

View the Conference At A Glance

Download the At A Glance to find out what’s happening on the day:

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View the Conference Program

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Conference Program


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(Includes 2020 DramaWest membership)


Keynote address, performance, workshops, light breakfast, morning tea, lunch, reusable coffee cup.

Any questions?

Please email the DramaWest committee: info@dramawest.com