EML443 Curriculum Method 1: Drama (8)


This subject introduces students to the ideas, issues and practical considerations of classroom drama curriculum 7-12. Students will develop an understanding of the elements of drama and the practices of making, performing and appreciating drama. They will explore a range of dramatic forms, performance styles, dramatic techniques and theatrical conventions. Students will develop strategies to devise a range of learning opportunities to facilitate both individual and collaborative learning through making, performing and appreciating drama in a range of contexts.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EML443
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Enrolment restrictions

Entry into the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Education (Health and PE) or as determined by the course coordinator.
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and apply elements of the drama curriculum
  • be able to facilitate individual and collaborative learning
  • be able to understand Current Drama Issues
  • be able to plan, implement, assess and report on effective learning
  • be able to understand the theory, practice and processes of experiential learning
  • be able to understand and apply Curriculum metalanguage
  • be able to understand and apply drama metalanguage
  • be able to implement Safe Classroom Practice
  • be able to explain the relationship between Drama Philosophy and Practice
  • be able to use a range of strategies for diverse learners


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introducing Experiential Learning
  • Experiential Teaching and Learning Strategies
  • Critically Evaluating Pedagogy
  • Experiencing Classroom Practice
  • Managing a Practical Classroom
  • Exploring the drama content areas
  • Programming for Stages 4 and 5


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.