This subject provides teacher education students with the professional knowledge and pedagogical practices that will enable them to be a teacher of secondary drama. In this subject students will engage with the ideas, issues and practical considerations of classroom drama curriculum for Stage 4 and 5 (years 7-12), examine how these are represented in curriculum documents, and investigate the role and value of drama in the context of the broader curriculum. Teacher education students will design a range of learning opportunities to facilitate individual and collaborative learning about the elements of drama and the practices of making, performing and appreciating drama in a range of contexts. They will apply the theory, practice and processes of experiential learning in their planning for the teaching of a range of dramatic forms, performance styles, dramatic techniques and theatrical conventions. The emphasis in this course is upon the teaching, planning, programming and assessing classroom drama related to the NSW Year 7 - 10 Drama Syllabus. Teacher education students will explore learning and assessment strategies and resources (including digital resources) that are used in drama to engage learners with diverse needs and abilities. Attention is also given to the literacy and numeracy demands of this curriculum area.
Throughout this semester students will keep a self-reflective journal to assist students in understanding, planning and decision-making in the experiential learning context.