Staff Profile:Professor Andy Kempe

Responsibilities:

Institute of Education Responsibilities:

  • Subject Course Leader, PGCE Drama.
  • Convenor, MA The Arts in Education.

Teaching:

  • Initial Teacher Training: Secondary Drama, Professional Studies.
  • Initial Teacher Training: Primary, Voice care, classroom presentation.
  • MA in English and Language in Education: Drama.
  • Master in teaching and Learning: Special Educational Needs, Mentoring.
  • MA The Arts in Education.
  • PGCAP / Graduate School: Voice care, presentation skills.
Areas of Interest:

Expertise and Research Interest:

  • Drama and Theatre Studies.
  • Assessment and progression in drama education.
  • Drama and special educational needs.
  • The place of drama in the curriculum.
  • Drama and the development of literacy.
  • The recruitment and employment of specialist drama teachers in secondary schools.
  • The nature of subject knowledge.
  • The developing professional identity of teachers in the arts.
  • Drama, theatre and social justice.
  • Relaxed performances: theatre for families living with disability.

Masters Level Supervision offered in these areas:

  • All of the above.
  • Personal, social and moral education.
  • Mentoring and the role of the personal tutor.

PhD Level Supervision offered in these areas:

  • All of the above.

Current and Recent Research Projects:

  • Exploring 'domains-based' analysis of family processes through drama.
  • Drama, disability and social justice.
  • Relaxed theatre performances for children with autism.
  • Developing children's creative writing through drama.
  • Drama, disability and education.
  • The development of identity as a specialist teacher of drama.
  • The nature and role of the AST in drama.
  • The effectiveness of a manualised peer-mediated drama-based intervention for adolescents with ASD.
  • Extending trainee teachers' experience of education outside the classroom.
  • The use and care of the teacher's voice.
Research groups / Centres:
  • Values in Practice.
Recent Publications:
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Recent Publications / Conference Presentations

Authored Books:

  • Kempe, A. (2012) Drama, Disability and Education, Routledge Falmer, London 2012.
  • Kempe, A., Newman, C. & Roblin, B. (2010) GCSE Bitesize Drama 2nd Ed, BBC, London 2010 104pp.
  • Kempe, A & Nicholson H. (2007) Learning to Teach Drama 11-18 2nd Edition, Continuum, London 2007 (50%).

Chapters in Edited Books:

  • Kempe, A & Shah, S. Looking back, moving forward: Drama, Disability and Social Justice, in Finneran, M. & Freebody, K (Eds) Drama & Social Justice: Theory, research and justice in international contexts, Bloomsbury, London (in press).
  • Kempe, A. (2013) A Kind of Integrity: explorations in history and drama, in Anderson, M. & Dunn, J. (Eds) How Drama Activates Learning : Contemporary Research and Practice, Bloomsbury, London 2013.
  • Kempe, A. (2011) watching the Words: drama and poems, in Lockwood, M (Ed) Bringing Poetry Alive: a guide to classroom practice, Sage, London.
  • Kempe, A. (2011) Laughter in the Dark: ethical aspects of drama education, in Coventon, J. (Ed) Drama Inspires, Trentham, Stoke on Trent 2011.
  • Kempe, A. (2011) Drama and the education of young people with special needs, in Key Concepts in Theatre/Drama Education Ed. Schonmann, S, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam.
  • Kempe, A. (2010) What dramatic literature teaches about disability, in Key Concepts in Theatre/ Drama Education Ed. Schonmann, S, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam.
  • Kempe, A. (2009) Training drama teachers: a perspective from England, in Teaching Theatre Today 2nd Ed. Fliotsos, Anne L., & Medford, Gail S., Palgrave, New York.
  • Kempe, A. (2009) Too much information? : Drama teachers' perceptions of the value of subject knowledge, Planting Ideas with Global Vision in Local Knowledge: IDEA 2007 Dialogues, TEFO / IATC, Hong Kong.

Journal Articles:

  • Kempe, A. Developing social skills in autistic children through 'Relaxed Performances', Support for Learning 29.3.2014.
  • Kempe, A. (2012) Where do drama teachers come from? An investigation into factors contributing to the development of professional identity, Journal of Teacher Development 16.4.
  • Kempe, A. & Tissot, C. The use of drama to teach social skills in a special school setting for students with autism, Support for Learning 3.27.
  • Kempe, A. 'Superteachers', saints and solitaires: an investigation into Advanced Skills Teachers of Drama, Drama Research, 3.1.
  • Kempe, A. Where do drama teachers come from? Initial investigations into the formation of professional identity, New Zealand Journal of Research into the Performing Arts 3.

  • Kempe, A. (2011) Daisie's diary: issues surrounding playing with the past in drama, Drama Research, 1.2.
  • Schonmann, S. & Kempe, A. (2010) An Anthology of Voices: An Analysis of Trainee Drama Teachers' Monologues, British Journal of Educational Studies 58.2.
  • Kempe, A. (2010) What Lauren taught us about drama and special needs, Education and Theatre (Hellenic Theatre/Drama Education Network) Issue 11.
  • Kempe, A. Exploring the edges of theatre form and moral values through a practical approach to Grand-Guignol, Drama Research, 1.1.

Reports, Non-refereed Articles and Reviews:

  • Kempe, A. Editor, Dramascripts, Thomas Nelson.
  • Kempe, A. (2011) Evaluation of Aiming High for Disabled Youth project, Chichester Festival Theatre.
  • Kempe, A. (2011) Consultant editor, You've Got Talent, DK Publishers.

Contributions to National and International Conferences:

  • Kempe, A. The Use of Drama in Teaching Social Skills to Students with Autism, British Educational Research Association, Inst of Ed., London, Sept 2011.
  • Kempe, A. Kempe, A. What dramatic monologues tell tutors about trainee teachers' emerging professional identities, British Educational Research Association, Inst of Ed., London, Sept 2011.
  • Kempe, A. Mummy, where do drama teachers come from? An investigation into factors contributing to the development of professional identity, National Drama International Conference, University of Swansea, April 2011.
  • Kempe, A. Superteachers, Saints and Solitaires: an investigation into Advanced Skills Teachers of Drama, National Drama International Conference, University of Swansea, April 2011.
  • Kempe, A. (co-presenter) The role and attitudes of secondary school staff in the provision of post 16 information, advice and guidance for year 11 students. British Educational Research Association, University of Warwick August 2010.
  • Kempe, A. An analysis of the way students in arts subjects construct a teacher identity British Educational Research Association, University of Manchester. August 2009.
  • Kempe, A. (co-presenter) Vocational Education and Training: some perspectives from year 11 pupils. British Educational Research Association, University of Manchester. August 2009.
  • Kempe, A. Lauren: a very special girl, Drama education for children with special needs in the context of the framework for education, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic April 2009.
  • Kempe, A. Secrets, Structures and Serendipity: teaching devised drama, 17th World Congress Drama in Education, Österreichischer Bundesverband für außerberufliches Theater, Schlaining Castle, Austria April 2009.

Any Further Information:

Enterprise activity; external roles and consultancy:

  • External examiner: PGCE Secondary Drama, Middlesex University.
  • External examiner: MA in Teaching Shakespeare, University of Warwick/RSC.
  • Reviews editor, National Drama.
  • Founder, Reading Arts Education Forum.
  • 'Fridayfest' : a programme designed to offer educational workshops to local School children at the University.

 Professional Achievements:

  • Teaching Fellow of the University of Reading, awarded 2012.

  • Team award for outstanding contribution to teaching and learning, University of Reading 2010.

  • Winner, University of Reading Teaching Excellence Award, 2004.

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