Specialist Studies in Drama 2

Course code EDUC4036Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course explores the principles and practices of teaching and learning in senior Drama in New South Wales schools. Students will explore planning, programming and assessment for Stage 6 Drama; course and assessment requirements for the NSW Higher School Certificate for Drama; and current issues and trends affecting contemporary Drama education in schools. Informed by local and national curriculum documents and current Stage 6 Drama Prescriptions, this course will address core skills and understandings in Drama such as the element of drama, improvisation, playbuilding, acting and elements of production in performance as well as theatre traditions and practice within Australia and broader contexts.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:
1. develop lesson plans, programs, and assessment tasks for Stage 6 Drama, based on the principles of experiential drama learning
2. select and utilise suitable resources and technologies to deepen the Drama learning experience and engagement of students in the learning process
3. interpret and apply the course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate in Drama
4. understand and analyse key performance styles and theatrical traditions and their creative processes through practical modes of learning and the application of suitable methodologies
5. engage with current debates, theories and curriculum issues in the broader field of Drama education.
Content* Principles and practices of teaching and learning Stage 6 Drama in NSW schools.
* Teaching the Stage 6 core content areas such as improvisation, playbuilding and acting, elements of production in performance.
* Lesson planning and programming for Stage 6 Drama.
* Course assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for Stage 6 Drama.
* Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Stage 6 Drama.
* Collaborative, critical and performative learning processes in Stage 6 Drama.
* Production and design elements in theatre
* Key theatrical traditions such as contemporary, Australian and world theatre, and performance styles
* Catering for diverse learners in the Drama classroom.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEDDR221, 222, 322 or equivalent courses.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Integrated Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsPlaybuilding task: Evaluation and planning - 40% - 1500 words or equivalent
ProjectsProject: Unit of work - 60% - 2500 words or equivalent
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 EDUC4036