One thing that is special about SDEA is that it was built from the community and with the community and for the community.

- Noorlinah Mohamed, Founding SDEA member and past president

Join us in advancing the profession of the drama/theatre educator, advocating for the practice and value of drama and theatre.


Latest news, open calls, special workshops and other highlights from us

SDEA 20th Annual General Meeting

It's our first in-person general meeting in 2 years! Join us at this 20th Annual General Meeting as we reflect on an eventful year coming out of the pandemic, and look forward to the next year and many more years to come.

SDEA Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches for Arts Educators - Early Childhood

ETLA-EC is a 36-hour course designed to equip artists with key knowledge, skills and disposition to work with children in the early years, primarily ages 4 to 6 years. This course offers a platform for artists to delve deeper into the foundation of their teaching beliefs and how that shapes their practices that are aligned with the principles of teaching and learning in early childhood (arts) education.

Refreshed SDEA Committee

We are proud to announce our refreshed SDEA Committee. As per SDEA’s constitution, the Committee is to be made up of six committee members (four office bearers and two to five members). Following Aishwariyah Shanmuganathan's election as president at the recent EGM, the Committee needed to fill role of Vice-President and to co-opt a new committee member.

Upcoming Programmes

Check out these upcoming workshops and programmes.

Continuing Education & Training (CET)

Drama for Learning in the Malay Language Classroom (Primary School) / Penggunaan Drama Dalam Pengajaran Bahasa Melayu

SDEA's Mother Tongue Language drama workshop is back by popular demand! In this 3-hour session, participants will learn a variety of Drama strategies particularly for the teaching and learning of the Malay Language

Continuing Education & Training (CET)

First Aid Training Programme for Drama Educators

SDEA is partnering with the Singapore First Aid Training Centre (SFATC) to curate a First Aid Training Programme specifically for Drama Educators. This programme will comprise of a Child First Aid Blended Course (fully certified course) as well as major aspects of Psychological First Aid (theory only).


September 07, 2022
Blk B #04-02 Goodman Arts Centre

Continuing Education & Training (CET)

SDEA Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches - Community of Practice 2

Now, we're back for our next session of ETLA-CoP, happening on **7 September**, where we will be discussing matters related to contracts with lawyer and playwright Wang Liansheng! SDEA's inaugural Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches Community of Practice (ETLA-CoP) was well-attended and gave ETLA graduates an opportunity to reflect on their practice and hear from others.

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