Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (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 unit will address 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.


This unit is graded pass grade only (PGO)

Collaborative tasks (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Learning context tasks (2000 words, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2-3 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week


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