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 Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Rachel Forgasz


This unit is Part B of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with Part A (EDF4851).


This is a secondary methods study unit which addresses the theory and practice of secondary school drama education. It is designed to develop students' skills and understandings as drama educators 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. refine a critical position with respect to fundamental concepts in drama education
  2. critically implement the requirements of relevant curriculum documents
  3. independently plan for student learning in secondary drama contexts
  4. design and apply a variety of assessment strategies to evaluate diverse student learning and development in drama
  5. 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. adopt and enact a reflective approach to continuous professional development during the practicum.


Assessment Task 1: Performance 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


EDF4851 Drama education in the secondary years A or EDF4110 Arts education


EDF4404 Drama education