Details for Curriculum Studies – Drama: Part A

This subject enables teacher education students to establish a knowledge base in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in the NESA Drama Years 7-10 and the ACARA The Arts - Drama 7-10 syllabi. It is also designed to develop teacher education students’ understanding of contemporary theory, concepts and skills in drama studies as applied in the junior secondary classroom context with a particular focus on cross-curriculum priorities. Teacher education students will examine theoretical concepts, current pedagogical principles and perspectives and curriculum structures within Drama and devise a range of learning opportunities for diverse learners to facilitate both individual and collaborative learning through making, performing and appreciating drama in a range of contexts. They will have opportunity to ‘reflect’ on their practice and the impact on competing worldviews, particularly as it relates to Christian and other faith and cultural orientations, developing a well-researched evidence-based justification for their own approach to teaching secondary Drama.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS241
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

A major in drama including all of the following: performance, production, theory, and, preferably Australian drama. Drama studies must be developed as a discrete discipline. Vocationally oriented courses are not recognised as equivalent

Awards offering Curriculum Studies – Drama: Part A

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject enables teacher education students to establish a knowledge base in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in the NESA Drama Years 7-10 and the ACARA The Arts - Drama 7-10 syllabi. It is also designed to develop teacher education students’ understanding of contemporary theory, concepts and skills in drama studies as applied in the junior secondary classroom context with a particular focus on cross-curriculum priorities. Teacher education students will examine theoretical concepts, current pedagogical principles and perspectives and curriculum structures within Drama and devise a range of learning opportunities for diverse learners to facilitate both individual and collaborative learning through making, performing and appreciating drama in a range of contexts. They will have opportunity to ‘reflect’ on their practice and the impact on competing worldviews, particularly as it relates to Christian and other faith and cultural orientations, developing a well-researched evidence-based justification for their own approach to teaching secondary Drama.

Outcomes

  1. With reference to ACARA The Arts – Drama curriculum for Years 7-10 and the NESA Drama Years 7-10 Syllabus as well as Quality Teaching Framework and Great Teaching Inspired Learning demonstrate a detailed researched understanding of the concepts, theories and pedagogy in teaching Drama to secondary students and implications for Christian and alternate school contexts.
  2. With reference to the NESA Drama Years 7-10 Syllabus and research, develop student-centred innovative and a well-designed Lesson Sequence that includes ICT content; skills; language, literacy and numeracy demands of the content; the general capabilities and cross curriculum priorities; and identify, apply and assess age appropriate differentiated strategies and inclusion for a diverse range of student abilities (supporting their well-being and safety) and diverse backgrounds (multilingual and sociocultural);
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content of Drama Years 7-10 by conducting a micro teaching event that demonstrates communication skills, differentiated strategies for a diverse range of student abilities (supporting their well-being and safety) and diverse backgrounds (multilingual and sociocultural); including reflective practice.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive 

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Major Essay (30%)
  • Lesson Plan Sequence (30%)
  • Multimedia Presentation (40%)