Major or minor study in Dramatic Arts including AR653.306 Dramatic Arts 1 & AR754.306 Dramatic Arts 2



Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

Students undertaking this unit have completed a minor or major study in Drama. The material in this unit is designed to assist the students in applying this content knowledge to improving Yr. 7-10 students’ knowledge and skills in drama. The unit covers knowledge of the particular content that is mandated through the Victorian and Australian Curriculum documents as well as what Shulman called pedagogical content knowledge – the integration of subject knowledge and specific teaching practices appropriate to teaching the content to make it understandable and relevant for young people.

This unit covers relevant learning theory and strategies for promoting motivation, engagement, participation and learning in Drama as well as strategies for assessing students’ competencies and for organising and managing Drama classes. The unit also examines teaching resources and their effectiveness for supporting learning in this discipline, and how to manage the practical side of working with various equipment and material and the balance and interplay of theory and practice. The unit includes a focus on practices that support inclusive access to learning in Drama for students with additional needs. The unit will also introduce various perspectives of teaching Drama, particularly focussing on a Christian perspective of the discipline.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 1, 2018 and Semester 1, 2020

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.