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Teaching Drama (EDN371)

School School of Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: UA3-internal
Description This unit prepares students for teaching Drama in Years 7-10 in secondary schools, introducing planning, teaching, learning and assessment strategies of drama and the arts. It explores drama as an art form: drama elements, conventions, styles, forms, technologies, skills and processes together with historical, social and cultural contexts. It focuses on understanding drama curriculum and drama teaching in contemporary contexts, integrating theory with practical strategies and approaches for effective drama teaching and learning. Note: taken as first of two units.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be ready to teach drama in secondary schools.
1. Knowledge of drama elements, concepts, content and practice
2. Drama curriculum structures and practice in secondary schools (including the Western Australian P-10 Arts (Drama) Syllabus, Senior Secondary Drama and The Australian Curriculum: The Arts).
3. Drama teaching strategies
Age and developmentally appropriate drama teaching strategies (including managing drama and safe practice) designed to progress student learning in drama
Planning and implementing learning sequences for drama that provide challenge for students, address curriculum with a range of contemporary strategies (including ICT)
4. Identity as a Drama teacher
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: Workshops/practicals:
Intensive teaching: 10 x 3 hour Workshop / lectures, 10 x 1 hour Rehearsal / Tutorial
Unit Learning Experiences Students complete practical workshops in drama designed to address drama knowledge, skills and processes from the perspective of teaching them.
They complete drama performance projects relevant to their future teaching.
On successful completion of the unit you should be ready to teach drama in secondary schools and able to demonstrate understanding and application of the following AITSL Graduate Professional Standards at AQF level 7: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
Other Learning Experiences One performance per semester (with associated rehearsals).
Assessment 1. Participation workbook (25%)
2. Planning assignment (25%)
3. Performance project: (30%)
4. Written portfolio (20%)
Prerequisites Successful completion of EDN2101 Professional Experience: BEd Secondary Teaching, EGL121 Turning Points in Literature, and EGL106 Drama, Theatre and Performance.
Exclusions Completion of EDN412, EDN312; EDN552
Notes Students must complete and submit all assessments to pass this unit.
Previously 2015: 'Drama and the Curriculum A (Secondary 7 - 10)'
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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EDN371
Mr Robin Pascoe
Senior Lecturer Education

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7448
e: R.Pascoe@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.007 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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EDN371

MURDOCH: UA3-Internal
Mr Robin Pascoe
Senior Lecturer Education

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7448
e: R.Pascoe@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.007 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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