Drama & Education - EDU00007H

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  • Department: Education
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Sarah Olive
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2017-18

Module aims

This module examines diverse relationships between drama and education: these include the representation of education in dramatic texts as well as how drama (texts and methods) exists in education policy, pedagogy, practice and technology. The module takes into account a range of learning environments including schools, theatre, heritage, prisons and healthcare. It uses a range of creative, practical and critical practices (from literary criticism, critical theory, theatre and performance studies) to engage with wide-ranging dramatic texts. Students will develop critical abilities which will feed into other modules & assessments at this level. They will develop graduate skills including teamwork, communication and the ability to work independently.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

  • Students will explore a variety of dramatic texts critically, creatively and practically.
  • Students will understand the range and variety of drama work in schools, as well as policy and theoretical frameworks which may be seen to underpin it.
  • Students will understand the range and variety of drama work outside the classroom, as well as policy (e.g. arts, cultural) and theoretical frameworks which may be seen to underpin it.

Academic and graduate skills

  • Students will develop verbal, written and interpersonal skills and techniques through a variety of activities including textual analysis, critical reviewing, presentations, chairing
  • discussions/responding to peer presentations and experiential group work.
  • Students will learn a set of skills relating to the teaching of drama in school and other settings e.g. lesson planning, identifying and implementing pedagogic theory.
  • Students will be expected to have punctually completed preparatory and follow-up activities as outlined on the VLE. Preparatory reading will be made available to students by the tutor. However, they should also demonstrate the ability to engage with relevant material more widely.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
5000 word essay
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
5000 word essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

Presentation and essay plan - oral in class and written feedback on hard copy/email
Essay or lesson plan + rationale - written feedback using departmental UG feedback form within 4-5 weeks

Indicative reading

John Ford Tis Pity Shes a Whore
Oscar Wilde Salome
John Gay The Beggars Opera
Debbie Tucker Greens Random
John Marston The Dutch Courtesan
Laura Wade Posh
David Grieg Dunsinane
Henrik Ibsen Hedda Gabbler



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