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Teaching Shakespeare (EDUC90494)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90494
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The teaching of Shakespeare will be explored through a pedagogy entailing an active, participatory and critical approach. Students will engage in workshop activities. Dramatic texts will be actively explored from the point of view of educators, actors, directors, audiences and scholars - including artistic problem-solving and investigation of contemporary critical issues. Effective program and unit planning for the classroom or other educational contexts will be introduced. This subject will be taught through an intensive week's workshop during the July Victorian school holidays, with the assessment occurring during this week and immediately following. The content will flow through directly to be taken up in EDUC90495 Shakespeare in the Classroom and Community.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Apply and further develop skills in embodying Shakespeare in classroom and rehearsal settings
  • Practise a range of pedagogical skills in teaching Shakespeare
  • Demonstrate an understanding of relevant educational themes in the study of Shakespearean texts.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should :

  • have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship;
  • have an in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s);
  • be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
  • have expanded their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects;
  • have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems;
  • have initiated and implemented constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces;
  • have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations;
  • be able to mentor future generations of learners.

Last updated: 23 January 2019