EML444 Curriculum Method 2: Drama (8)

This subject develops the skills of programming, planning, implementing and assessing classroom drama learning experiences for students with a range of abilities and backgrounds. It builds on the knowledge and understanding introduced in the previous subject EML443, developing an appreciation of the K-12 continuum of learning in the discipline of Drama. It also fosters an appreciation of drama teaching resources.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EML444. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Entry into the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) or as determined by the course coordinator.

Assumed Knowledge
Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of a range of drama forms and performance styles
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of the current issues in HSC drama education
  • be able to plan, implement and assess senior drama programs
  • be able to and develop teaching strategies that cater for different learning needs
  • be able to understand drama curriculum metalanguage and requirements
  • be able to use a range of strategies for teaching and assessing Drama
  • be able to develop classroom stimulus resources
  • be able to understand the Drama Theory & Practice continuum


This subject will cover the following topics:

  • Authentic Pedagogy
  • Programming for Quality Teaching
  • Teaching & Learning Strategies for Stage 6 Drama
  • Working with Curriculum Outcomes
  • Assessment
  • Programming and Planning for Diversity
  • Teaching in a Diverse Classroom


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.