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Teaching Through Drama

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; and analyzes the process of structuring drama work as a medium for learning across the curriculum and 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; and 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, and write a sequence of session plans.

Course #
MPAET-GE 2951
Units
3
Term
Summer
Department