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Devising Ed Drama Programs & Curricula

Educational theatre practitioners need not only an understanding of the basic conventions of educational drama but a wider understanding of the climate of education and the arts. Professionals must be able to respond to the changing needs of urban students, the challenges of today's society and the broader national educational goals.The class is designed for students who have basic knowledge of the conventions of educational drama and theatre who wish to transfer their classroom experience of a broader venue.Students will build an understanding of different strategies for structuring drama curriculum building to a larger drama program.Participants will develop curriculum targeted at a particular population that they may encounter working as a professional in the field and explore curriculum development for both short and long term programs including the elements involved in creating and developingnew drama programs within already existing arts programs or other related settings. Students explore the variety of issues involved in developing new drama programs including assessing a community's needs, recognizing cultural influences and developing long term goals.

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