Not currently offered
Course code

EDUC6336

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

In this course students will critically analyse the role and value of Drama education; lesson planning and programming for Drama curriculum; course and assessment requirements; 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 Stage 4/5/6 Drama in schools. Students will also explore and evaluate drama processes relating to improvisation, play building, scripted drama, and theatre.


Availability

Callaghan


    Learning outcomes

    On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

    1. Articulate and critically analyse role and value of Drama education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.

    2. Develop and evaluate lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks appropriate for Stage 4/5/6 Drama curriculum.

    3. Interpret and support the literacy and numeracy needs of students studying Drama.

    4. Adapt and differentiate curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Drama classroom.

    5. Synthesise and generate a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing drama.

    6. Interpret, analyse and discuss current issues and trends related to the teaching of Drama in schools.

    7. Engage in and evaluate 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 4/5/6 Drama curriculum.
    • Course and assessment requirements for Stage4/5/6 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.

    Assessment items

    Essay: Essay

    Project: Projects


    Contact hours

    Callaghan

    Integrated Learning Session

    Online 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term

    Lecture

    Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

    Tutorial

    Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

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