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.
- Cassandra Chiu, Psychotherapist, Advocate, and Author,
- Barbara D’ Cotta, Specialised Teacher for Students with Hearing Loss, and
- Esther Kwan and Vice Principal of Grace Orchard School.
The panel will be moderated by SDEA member and applied drama practitioner, Michael Cheng.
The Pod @ National Library
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.
Organisers note: There will be photography and videography at the event for archival and marketing purposes.
Click here to get your tickets from Peatix, or visit connections2019panel.peatix.com!
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 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
National Library Board