Specialist Studies in Drama 1

Course code EDUC2136Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

In this course students will consider the role and value of Drama education; lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5 Drama curriculum; course and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate for Drama; the literacy and numeracy demands of Drama as an area of study; ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners; a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing drama; and current issues and trends related to the teaching of Drama in schools. Students will also be introduced to drama processes relating to improvisation, play building, scripted drama, and theatre.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:

1. Articulate role and value of Drama education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
2. Develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks appropriate for Stage 4/5 Drama curriculum.
3. Support the literacy and numeracy needs of students studying Drama.
4. Differentiate curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Drama classroom.
5. Use a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing drama.
6. Articulate current issues and trends related to the teaching of Drama in schools.
7. Engage in Drama processes relating to improvisation, play building, scripted drama, and theatre.
Content* The principles and practices of teaching and learning Drama in secondary schools.
* The role and value of Drama education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
* Lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5 Drama curriculum.
* Course and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate for Drama.
* The literacy and numeracy demands of Drama as an area of study.
* Differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Drama classroom.
* Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing drama.
* Current issues and trends related to the teaching of Drama in schools.
* Drama processes relating to improvisation, play building, scripted drama, and theatre.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEDUC2101
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsTutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMinor Assignment = 40%: 2,000 words or equivalent; Consisting of an essay on pedagogical or curriculum issues related to Drama education.
ProjectsMajor Assignment = 60%: 3,000 words or equivalent; Consisting of planning, programming, assessment, and resource building tasks. This assignment will consist of multiple parts to the value indicated above.
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC2136