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Learning Area Drama 2 (EDUC90436)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90436
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject focuses on the design, implementation and reflection on drama education in secondary school contexts. Teacher Candidates will further their understanding of drama as an arts discipline and as a pedagogy through practical application and reflective practice. The subject will examine a range of purposes for drama within contemporary education. Topics will include: techniques and resources, including ICT, for teaching drama and theatre studies curriculum in secondary schools; drama and interdisciplinary curriculum planning and implementation; learning through drama pedagogy as a mode of embodied, emotional and cognitive investigations of a range of texts; applying theatre technologies and stagecraft; investigating drama teaching and learning through reflective practice. Teacher Candidates will investigate their own teaching practice to further understand how students learn through drama pedagogy in secondary schools. They will undertake team teaching and a reflective practice research project.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, Teacher Candidates should be able to:

1. Consolidate ability to critically reflect on research into how students learn and understand the concepts, substance, structure and implications for effective Drama teaching practice, including the creation of effective learning environments (Graduate Standards 1.2, 2.1 )

2. Select appropriate strategies to differentiate teaching to meet specific needs of students, drawing on digital technologies and literacy and numeracy understandings in order to engage and empower students in their learning (Graduate Standards 1.5, 2.5, 2.6, 3.3, 3.4)

3. Evaluate teaching programs to improve learning and to determine the effectiveness of strategies and resources in Drama (Graduate Standards 3.6)

4. Consolidate understanding of Drama assessment strategies including formal and informal diagnostic, formative and summative approaches to assess and to support students’ learning (Graduate Standards 5.1, 5.4)

Graduate Standards refers to the Graduate-level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Generic skills

This subject will develop the following set of key transferable skills:

  • 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: 8 May 2019