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Shakespeare and Dramatic Pedagogy (EDUC90496)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90496
Summer Term
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will include a week long intensive workshop, held during the January Victorian school holidays. Students will participate in workshops exploring the active processes of interpreting, teaching and staging Shakespeare for students, and also associated approaches to other dramatic and complex literary texts. They will then extend the practical work into critical and/or dramaturgical scholarship based on themes arising from the texts. The content will flow through directly to be taken up in EDUC90497 Implementing Dramatic Processes.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Apply and further develop skills in embodying Shakespeare and other complex texts in rehearsal and production for classroom or community contexts
  • Practise a range of pedagogical and dramaturgical skills in teaching Shakespeare and other complex literary texts.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of relevant educational themes in the study of Shakespearean and other complex 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 excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations;
  • be able to engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs;
  • have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community.

Last updated: 23 January 2019