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Good grades: It’s all about the reflection! With Dinos Aristidou (morning Americas)

March 27, 2021

This event takes place at 4:00-6:00pm UK time (11:00am-1:00pm US Eastern standard time).

While scheduled, primarily, as a morning workshop for students in the Americas, DP Theatre students globally are invited to attend.

About the workshop

Good grades: It’s all about the reflection!

Workshop description
Reflection is a requirement of the DP Theatre course and the assessment tasks. It’s the way we make sense of our experiences in theatre and learn from them. Guided reflection helps us create and develop our theatre work. This workshop looks not only at how to reflect effectively but also how to document this for assessment.

Why is this focal area important within the context of the course?
Almost all assessment tasks require you to reflect on your experiences in order to explain or evaluate your processes and discoveries. Reflection is the basis of most of the criteria.

Learning outcomes for participants
Students will leave the workshop being able to:
Use different approaches for reflection.
Use different strategies for recording reflection.
Explain your processes and discoveries.
Use reflection techniques to address requirements for assessment tasks.

Why/how is this session of value to DP Theatre students?
Reflection is a core skill of the course and the assessment tasks. Students are required to reflect on their learning and processes in order to communicate their understandings and evaluate their theatre work. This workshop helps students to address most of the criteria of each assessment task.

Target audience
DP Theatre students

About your workshop leader

I’m a playwright, director and education consultant working internationally. Covid-19 has changed my process working digitally to make/share work. I am working with Birmingham Royal Ballet and as creative learning director of UCAN, developing Storystarters. As artistic director/playwright of the Hear Us Out Verbatim Theatre Festival I am working with older people and their stories.

My passion is for Verbatim Theatre, working with communities to discover empowering ways of theatrically presenting untold stories. My work with students and teachers focuses on reflection, its role in learning, social activism and building compassion. As an artist I am interested in what it means to make art with kindness.

I have an interest in curriculum and was manager of the curriculum review of IB MYP Arts. As a consultant I am involved in the development of the IB Diploma Theatre course as well as Diploma Literature and Performance. I have designed Diploma Theatre teacher workshops, online courses and teacher support materials.

Important information

Event coordinator
Helen Abbott

The workshop will take place using the platform Zoom.

Places are limited to 20 participants per workshop.

You will receive a link to the Zoom call the day before the workshop.


The cost of the session is GBP £20 per person.

What to bring

Notebook/paper for writing, pens and post-its.

Space requirements
If possible, please try to have a small amount of space near to you for any practical work.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


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