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Unpacking the criteria for assessment: The director’s notebook with Dinos Aristidou

July 5, 2021

Multi Region Event: Europe and Asia / Americas and Europe

Booking Closed

Please note that this event is available to book in two regions. For more detailed time zone information, please see the ‘Important information’ section below.

About the workshop

Unpacking the criteria for assessment: The director’s notebook

Workshop description
This workshop focuses on unpacking the assessment criteria of the director’s notebook. We will look closely at the command terms and the requirements embedded in the criteria and examine the implications these have for teaching and learning.

Learning outcomes
Participants will:
Gain a clearer understanding of the assessment criteria of the director’s notebook.
Gain a clearer understanding of the requirements of the director’s notebook.
Develop strategies to address the criteria through teaching and learning of the syllabus area.

How will the workshop benefit the teacher in their curriculum delivery?
This workshop will give teachers clarity regarding what is required and help students to develop their skills and succeed in this assessment task.
The workshop will give teachers an insight into what examiners are looking for.

Target audience
DP Theatre teachers.

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 been principal examiner for the director’s notebook (currently principal examiner for the reviewed but equivalent assessment task of the production proposal) and was part of the team that developed the Theatre course working with the IB. I created the current Teacher Support Materials (TSM) and designed all workshops for Cat 1 and 2 teachers for the IB as well as the IB TaPS sessions for ISTA. I am passionate about the IB and its principles and pedagogy as well as being a professional director.

Important information

Event coordinator
Sophie Galton

Europe and Asia
8:00-10:00am – BST (British Summer Time)
9:00-11:00am – CEST (Central European Standard Time)
3:00-5:00pm – SST (Singapore Standard Time)

Americas and Europe
7:00-9:00am – PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
10:00-12:00pm – EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
3:00-5:00pm – BST (British Summer Time)
4:00-6:00pm – CEST (Central European Standard Time)


The cost of this session is GBP £35 per person for ISTA members and GBP £40 for non members.

What to bring

Any materials shared with you prior to the workshop, such as the workbook. A notebook and pencil are always useful.

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:


Europe and Asia

Starts on Monday 05 July at 08:00
Finishes on Monday 05 July at 10:00
(BST - British Summer Time)

Americas and Europe

Starts on Monday 05 July at 07:00
Finishes on Monday 05 July at 09:00
(PDT - Pacific Daylight Time)


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