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This subject will focus on performing arts education with a focus on drama and theatre production in local, national and international educational contexts. It will examine a range of purposes for drama and theatre within the wider sphere of the performing arts in contemporary education across curricular and co-curricular contexts. Teacher Candidates will focus on pedagogy associated with education-based production and performance-making within educational contexts, including whole school, community based and large-scale productions. Topics will include teaching strategies and structures to devise and produce educational performances, such as school musicals, theatre productions, student-devised works, applied theatre and theatre for young people; techniques, skills and resources for applying digital technologies in the performing arts, new media, movement and theatre design to performing arts projects; performing arts as a focus for interdisciplinary teaching programs in middle school; investigating performing arts teaching and learning through reflective practice and safe and ethical working practices in theatre production. Teacher candidates will plan, implement, evaluate and reflect on performing arts curricular and/or co-curricular projects in a range of contexts.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, teacher candidates should be able to:
Graduate Standards refers to the Graduate- level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
- Demonstrate strong theatre, production and pedagogical content knowledge to create productive curricular and co-curricular projects that engage and empower learners across a variety of youth cultures (Graduate Standards 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3).
- Design relevant curriculum and pedagogy that integrates digital and theatre technologies and differentiated teaching to engage all students in their learning (Graduate Standards 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 5.1, 5.4).
- Demonstrate the capacity to reflect upon practice and extend professional learning through teacher practitioner inquiry and research (Graduate Standards 3.6).
- Clinical reasoning and thinking
- Problem solving
- Evidence based decision making
- Creativity and innovation
- Teamwork and professional collaboration
- Learning to learn and metacognition
- Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
- Reflection for continuous improvement
- Linking theory and practice
- Inquiry and research
- Active and participatory citizenship
Last updated: 11 August 2020