Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Rachel Forgasz


This unit is Part A of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with Part B (EDF4852).


This is a secondary methods study unit which addresses the theory and practice of secondary school drama education. It is designed to introduce students to the skills and understandings of drama education and to prepare them for classroom teaching through the exploration of a range of theoretical, philosophical and pragmatic perspectives.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. take a critical position with respect to fundamental concepts in drama education
  2. begin to understand and critically interpret relevant curriculum documents
  3. plan purposefully for student learning in secondary drama contexts
  4. begin to understand and apply a variety of assessment strategies to evaluate diverse student learning and development in drama
  5. begin to enact a range of planning and teaching strategies in order to meet the needs of a diverse range of student learners, in a variety of practicum settings
  6. begin to adopt and enact a reflective approach to continuous professional development during the practicum.


Assessment Task 1: Collaborative tasks (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Assessment Task 2: Learning context tasks (2000 words, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Equivalent average of 2 - 3 contact hours per week to be delivered in a variety of modes, plus approximately 15 hours per week in self-directed study


A minor sequence in drama, performance studies (drama) or theatrical theatre studies (including practical drama)


EDF4110 Arts education