Specialist Studies in Drama 2

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education

Not currently offered

Previously offered in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2004

Learning Outcomes

Upon 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.

  • 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.
Assumed Knowledge EDDR221, 222, 322 or equivalent courses.
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Playbuilding task: Evaluation and planning - 40% - 1500 words or equivalent
  • Projects - Project: Unit of work - 60% - 2500 words or equivalent
Contact Hours
  • Integrated 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
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC4036
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