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Semester 1 (Extended) - Dual-Delivery
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This subject is an introduction to the field of performing arts education with a focus on drama and theatre production in secondary school contexts. Teacher Candidates will investigate the pedagogy associated with education-based productions and performance-making with particular focus on the small-scale drama curricular and co-curricular productions. Topics will include teaching strategies and structures to promote techniques, skills and resources for teaching production in middle school as well as senior secondary in accordance with the Australian Arts Curriculum and Victorian Curriculum, VCAL, VCE Theatre Studies and VCE Drama. Teacher Candidates will engage in theoretical studies and practical workshops to inform their understanding of teaching of production roles, including theatre design, direction, dramaturgy, acting, and movement in middle and senior secondary school contexts. The subject will include the development of resources for performing arts teaching, and the design, implementation and evaluation of teaching programs appropriate for the performing arts in a range of diverse educational 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
- Understand how to design lesson plans and learning sequences for curriculum productions, using knowledge of student learning, curriculum, assessment, reporting as well as effective teaching resources (Graduate Standards 2.2, 2.3, 3.2).
- Demonstrate strong theatre, production and pedagogical content knowledge to create productive learning environments that empower learners (Graduate Standards 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3).
- Create and maintain safe and supportive theatre and production learning environments using knowledge of practical approaches to promote positive behaviours (Graduate Standards 1.2, 1.5).
- 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: 10 February 2024