Course Title: Performing Arts (Drama) Method B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Performing Arts (Drama) Method B

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010

Course Coordinator: Dr Kathy Jordan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7813

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 220.03.11

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Sub-major study in Drama, Performance Studies (Drama) or Theatre Studeies (including practical Drama)

Course Description

This is a methods course that focuses on the learning theories and practices for performing arts in the secondary school. Through developing a sound rationale for the teaching of Drama, students will learn about curriculum design and construct lessons appropriate to the learners’ needs. The current major teaching and learning issues relating to Drama will be reviewed. This course will focus on pedagogy, assessment and reporting practices.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is designed to assist students to:
• Plan units of work using appropriate resources for the teaching of Drama.
• Develop skills in the effective teaching of Drama including student engagement and active participation.
• Adopt a critical stance in relation to their practice.
• Effectively assess and report on students’ learning in Drama.

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
• Construct a course of study using support materials.
• Articulate assessment and reporting processes relevant Drama.
• Plan Drama activities that foster students’ ability to communicate through movement and acting.
• Adopt a reflective approach to the teaching of Drama.

ICT Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, students will have demonstrated and/or acquired the following ICT capabilities:
• Understandings of the role of ICT in learning and implications for the classroom.
• Awareness of a range of contemporary ICT resources suitable for the classroom.
• Skills in using ICT for communication, presentation, work preparation and implementation.

VIT Standards
This course is aligned with the following standards:
• Teachers know how students learn and how to teach them effectively.
• Teachers know the content they teach.
• Teachers plan and assess for effective learning.
• Teachers create and maintain safe and challenging learning environments.
• Teachers use a range of teaching strategies and resources to engage students in effective learning.
• Teachers reflect on, evaluate and improve their professional knowledge and practice.
• Teachers are active members of their profession.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students’ learning in this course will involve a range of activities including lectures, tutorials, workshops, on-line discussions, curriculum design and readings in order to support the development of the learning outcomes of this course.

Overview of Learning Resources

See Part B

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks are directly linked to the stated objectives and outcomes. Assessment in the course will be both theoretical and practical in nature. A range of formative and summative assessment types will be incorporated into the course (for example, written, oral or performance based assessment).

Students should refer to Part B of the course guide for further information on assessment.