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Working away from trends in government policy, this book takes a future-oriented re-imagining of schools with a focus on four innate human capacities: collaboration, critical reflection, communication and creativity.

Miranda Jefferson and Michael Anderson draw together a diverse range of case studies from around the world, including Australia, Canada, England, Hong Kong, Singapore and the USA, to provide a reimagining of education, showing how our schools can be sustainably transformed to be places of support, challenge and joy in learning, meeting emergent needs in our workplaces and wider society.


Threading case studies throughout, readers are guided to see themselves as agents of transformation, empowered to use knowledge and experience to build the reality they would like to see in their school, responding to their questions of diversity, inclusion, and community.


Tranforming Schools

By Miranda Jefferson and

Michael Anderson



Transforming Organisations


Miranda Jefferson and

Michael Anderson


  • Transforming Organizations: Engaging the 4Cs for Powerful Organizational Learning and Change.
    Anderson, M., Jefferson, M. (2019). London: Bloomsbury.


  • Drama and digital arts cultures.
    Cameron, D., Anderson, M., Wotzko, R. (2017). London: Bloomsbury.     
     More Information.


  • Transforming schools: Creativity, critical reflection, communication, collaboration.
    Jefferson, M., Anderson, M. (2017).London: Bloomsbury.


  • Applied Theatre: Research: Radical departures.
    O'Connor, P., Anderson, M. (2015). London: Bloomsbury.

  • Partnerships in education research: Creating knowledge that matters.
    Anderson, M., Freebody, K. (2014).New York: Bloomsbury Academic, imprint of Bloomsbury. 
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  • MasterClass in Drama Education: Transforming Teaching and Learning.
    Anderson, M. (2012). London: Continuum.


  • Teaching the screen: film education for generation next.
    Anderson, M., Jefferson, M. (2009). Crows Nest , Australia: Allen and Unwin.


  • Real Players? Drama, Technology and Education.
    Anderson, M., Carroll, J., Cameron, D. (2006). Stoke on Trent, UK and Sterling, USA: Trentham Books.


  • Solo: A guidebook to Individual Performance.
    Anderson, M. (2006). Stawberry Hill: Currency Press.


MasterClass in Drama Education

Transforming Teaching and Learning.

By Michael Anderson


Partnerships in Education Research

By Michael Anderson and

Kelly Freebody


Applied Theatre: Research

Radical Departures


By Peter O'Connor, Michael Anderson

Edited Books

  • Education and Theatres: Beyond the Four Walls.
    Finneran, M., Anderson, M. (2019). Cham: Springer.

  • Applied theatre: Understanding change.
    Freebody, K., Balfour, M., Finneran, M., Anderson, M. (2018). Cham: Springer. 

  • How Arts Education Makes a Difference: Research examining successful classroom practice and pedagogy.
    Fleming, J., Gibson, R., Anderson, M. (2016). Abingdon: Routledge. 

  • Innovation, technology and converging practices in drama education and applied theatre.
    Anderson, M., Cameron, D., Sutton, P. (2015). London: Routledge.

  • The state of the art: Teaching drama in the 21st century.
    Anderson, M., Roche, C. (2015). Sydney: Sydney University Press.

  • Young audiences, theatre and the cultural conversation.
    O'Toole, J., Adams, R., Anderson, M., Burton, B., Ewing, R. (2014). Dordrecht: Springer. 

  • How Drama Activates Learning: Contemporary Research and Practice.
    Anderson, M., Dunn, J. (2013). London: Bloomsbury Academic, imprint of Bloomsbury. 

  • Drama Education with Digital Technology.
    Anderson, M., Carroll, J., Cameron, D. (2009). United Kingdom: Continuum.

  • Drama and English teaching: Imagination, action and engagement.
    Anderson, M., Hughes, J., Manuel, J. (2008). Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

  • The State of Our Art: NSW Perspectives in Educational Drama.
    Hatton, C., Anderson, M. (2004). Australia: Currency Press.


Education and Theatres

Beyond the Four Walls

Editors: Finneran, Michael, Anderson, Michael (Eds.)


How Arts Education Makes a Difference

Editors: Josephine Fleming, Robyn Gibson, Michael Anderson.


Applied Theatre: Understanding Change

Editors: Kelly Freebody, Michael Balfour, Michael Finneran, Michael Anderson.

Articles & Reports


  • The futures of work: What education can and can't do (Background paper for the Futures of Education initiative): UNESCO. Buchanan, J., Allais, S., Anderson, M., Calvo, R., Peter, S., Pietsch, T. (2020). 

  • Replanting creativity during post-normal times, (pp. 1 - 58).
    O'Connor, P., Anderson, M., Freebody, K., Ginns, P. (2020). Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand: Centre for Arts and Social Transformation, University of Auckland. 


  • Future Frontiers Analytical Report: Preparing for the best and worst of times, (pp. 1 - 62).
    Buchanan, J., Ryan, R., Anderson, M., Calvo, R., Glozier, N., Peter, S. (2018).  Sydney, Australia: NSW Department of Education. 

Selected Grants


  • Neurodidactics of Performing Arts: The Impact of Drama Teaching on Second Language Acquisition, Morosin M, Morosin M, Anderson M, European Union (Marie Curie International Fellowship)/Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship

  • Playing Beowulf: Gaming the Library, Anderson M, Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK)/Research Grant

  • Embodying historical consciousness: History and drama in schools, Freebody K, Anderson M, Smyth C, Morrison M, Belliveau G, O'Connor P, Office of Global Engagement/IPDF Grant


  • The Arts Unit Evaluation and Research, Anderson M, Ewing R, Fleming J, NSW Department of Education and Communities/Research Support


Drama and Digital Arts Cultures


By David Cameron, Rebecca Wotzko, Michael Anderson


Teaching the screen:

film education for generation next.


By  Michael Anderson and

Miranda Jefferson


The State of the Art:

Teaching Drama in the 21st Century

Editors: Michael Anderson and

Colleen Roche