NYU Steinhardt

Teaching Through Drama: Practical Classroom Strategies

  • Course Number: MPAET-GE 2951
  • Hours: 10
  • Units: 1
  • Description: This course provides an essential foundation upon which to build a drama-in-education practice. It introduces students to many drama-in-education strategies; critiques the educational rationale which supports them; & analyzes the process of structuring drama work as a medium for learning across the curriculum & beyond. Students will gain practical hands-on experience of working with young people (from the CAT Youth Theatre) using the main dramatic conventions of the drama-in-education canon; they will experiment with ways in which to sequence these conventions; & will become critically acquainted with the pedagogical principles which delineate the teaching terrain of the drama-in-education practitioner. Students will be required to read a prescribed text, keep a journal, & write a sequence of session plans.
  • Old Course Number: E17.2951