HOW WE ARE DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT
The Julia Gabriel Manifesto
We believe in the individual, the student at the heart of our learning journeys. We believe Individuality is the source of original thought, the driver of change.
We are nurturers; educators who are parents at heart, because we were founded by a mother’s dream. We believe that education is a means to lead out from within the potential that exists in each child, so we aim to place the learner at the centre of learning.
We believe EduDrama is the magic behind all we do: a collaborative process of wonder, curiosity and self-discovery. We celebrate personal excellence, big and small. Because every win is a leap in confidence, it is what gives people courage to achieve the impossible.
We believe in a culture of Together. Of parents, mentors and students coming together with a common purpose.
We believe we are more than just a school. We’re a dramatically different school of thought. We believe we can change the world, by sparking the minds that influence the future.
What is EduDrama®?
EduDrama is the unique Julia Gabriel Education teaching methodology.
EduDrama drives every programme that you come across in Julia Gabriel Centre, from PlayNest to PlayClub to our Speech & Drama programmes. EduDrama’s unique methodology was developed by Julia Gabriel Centre and is what makes Julia Gabriel programmes stand out from other programmes offered by other enrichment centres.
A teaching and learning methodology used in all Julia Gabriel Education programmes, EduDrama supports children’s development of communication skills and self-leadership abilities in a natural progression, starting with initial self-discovery and moving on to self-actualisation as young adults who contribute their talents at home, in school, and in society.
EduDrama combines drama with planned educational outcomes to foster learning through interaction and active involvement and to engage children in using and extending their language communication knowledge and strengths. Children and adults respond readily and with great success to learning this way.
Using a wide range of drama tools such as improvisation, theatre, mime, puppetry, role-play, masks, storytelling, reading aloud, dramatic poetry and creative writing, students are engaged and challenged to draw upon their own interpretation and add their own experiences to express their ideas.
EduDrama drama builds strong self-expression, confidence, collaboration with others, compassion, courage, cognition and commitment to continuous growth.
In Singapore, our English EduDrama programmes have also been taken up by numerous kindergarten, primary and secondary schools since 1995.
EduDrama is both taught to students and practised by staff. This unique approach to education has helped us develop confidence in ourselves as market leaders, resulting in Julia Gabriel Centre’s expansion to 6 countries.
EduDrama specialist teachers are chosen for their background in the arts or education. Each one models the highest level of Standard English and possesses the perfect disposition to motivate children. And, as lifelong learners, they are deeply committed to constantly learning and developing themselves.
“Sensitive listening, language and communication become increasingly important as the world becomes more uncertain. Successful navigation of life’s complexities demands self-leadership. Self-leadership is the future”
– JULIA GABRIEL, MEd, Bed (Hons), FGS, LGSM, LLCM (TD), FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF JULIA GABRIEL EDUCATION
Our EduDrama methodology supports every individual. We believe in natural progression, beginning with exploration and moving towards expansion. The EduDrama difference is about empowering individuals with crucial skills for life. Our dedicated educators nurture students to become life-long learners and self-leaders who use their talents to make a positive impact at home, school and the greater community.
EduDrama enables the discovery and development of our faculties and simulates learning. Skills are mastered over time through practice within a happy and secure environment.