Details for Curriculum Studies – Drama: Part B

This subject builds on the understandings of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for teaching developed in CRS241 Curriculum Studies – Drama: Part A and provides Teacher Education Students with an opportunity to understand the various discourses that inform teachers’ knowledge and pedagogical practice, as well as critically engaging with models of pedagogy necessary to teach the NESA Drama Stage 6 Syllabus. It enables pre-service teachers to extend their own creative capacities, and their understanding and knowledge of Years 11-12 drama teaching and equip them to foster in students, skills in interpretation, communication, performance and critical thinking. Genre theory in drama is examined alongside how to encourage students to overcome fear, manage stage craft and casting. The teacher’s duty of care, ethical considerations, copyright issues and managing the dynamics of the audience’s interaction with actors in performance are also considered. The role of Drama in Christian or alternate school contexts and ideologies that influence non-government school and cultural group expectations will be explored with a view that the pre-service teacher will be developing their own evidence-based philosophy of teaching.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: CRS341
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Thornton

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Curriculum Studies – Drama: Part B

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Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject builds on the understandings of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for teaching developed in CRS241 Curriculum Studies – Drama: Part A and provides Teacher Education Students with an opportunity to understand the various discourses that inform teachers’ knowledge and pedagogical practice, as well as critically engaging with models of pedagogy necessary to teach the NESA Drama Stage 6 Syllabus. It enables pre-service teachers to extend their own creative capacities, and their understanding and knowledge of Years 11-12 drama teaching and equip them to foster in students, skills in interpretation, communication, performance and critical thinking. Genre theory in drama is examined alongside how to encourage students to overcome fear, manage stage craft and casting. The teacher’s duty of care, ethical considerations, copyright issues and managing the dynamics of the audience’s interaction with actors in performance are also considered. The role of Drama in Christian or alternate school contexts and ideologies that influence non-government school and cultural group expectations will be explored with a view that the pre-service teacher will be developing their own evidence-based philosophy of teaching.

Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate understanding State educational policies and priorities and their effect on implementing ‘best practice’ teaching strategies and engaging resources which fulfil the aims of the NESA Drama Stage 6 Syllabus;
  2. Understand the teacher’s role involving support, mentoring, professional development goals, curriculum administration, WHS, and engaging with parents, professional and external community organisations in the teaching of Years 11-12 Drama.
  3. Identify content and design effective learning and teaching sequences, which promote higher-order thinking, critical analysis and reflection;
  4. Design learning and teaching activities consistent with the syllabus requirements, models of pedagogy (inquiry and direct instruction) and the principles and practices underpinning learning and teaching Drama, Years 11-12 to produce learning experiences that meet the needs of diverse learners;
  5. Prepare and critically reflect upon a variety of assessment instruments using ‘best practice’ that demonstrate understanding of statistical information, assessment moderation and its application to judge student achievement through assessment of learning, for learning and in learning, suitable for reporting to parents/carers.

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

  • Professional Digital Presentation (40%)
  • Lesson Plan Sequence (30%)
  • Assessing a Unit of Work (30%)