Undergraduate Course: Process Drama in the Primary School (EDUA10091)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
The course has four aims -
- to extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of Drama forms, skills, and techniques.
- to develop an understanding of effective learning in Drama, particularly in the cognitive, affective and social domains.
- to enable students individually and in groups to plan and evaluate Drama work experiences for children.
- to facilitate a process of professional self awareness and monitoring in identified areas of personal development needs, in relation to the teaching of Drama.
There are four component parts, each using reference to theoretical and professional sources -
- Drama forms, skills, techniques.
- Through reading from selected professional literature and engaging with drama themes, students will know how to organise and manage effective learning in and through drama.
- planning and evaluating contexts and experiences.
- professional self-monitoring and analysis of progress, in areas of personal development needs.
The ideas and activities will be experienced from the dual perspective of both learner and teacher, to give the students unique insight into the power and effect of drama.
A particular focus on Teacher in Role as a crucial means of presenting the context to children. It will be shown to achieve two things: engagement of the children's attention and interest, provision of important information the class will need.
Reflection, peer and self-evaluation, and formative assessment are demonstrated as integral to the experience in drama.
Drama lessons will be analysed against the curricular strands, and in terms of knowledge, skills and attitude development.
Activities for the students will parallel the creative and critical thinking which their drama work will encourage in the children.
Through the activities of the course, and also as a result of their own thinking and research, individually and in groups, the students will develop a tool kit of key drama techniques and controls.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Travel costs to educational institutions.
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course students will -
- articulate a broad knowledge and understanding of the principal techniques of Drama within the curriculum.
- use theoretical sources, and examples from practice, to analyse critically the forms, skills and contexts for effective learning in drama.
- analyse in depth, and reflect with professional insight, on their own practices and development in Drama.
- question the ideas and concepts in a range of theoretical sources, in order to critically evaluate different perspectives and approaches.
- identify and examine critically Drama's contribution to emotional literacy and affective, cognitive, and social development.
- organise and collaborate effectively as part of a team to plan, implement and evaluate Drama work.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Ms Linda-Jane Simpson
Tel: (0131 6)51 6207
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Mclachlan
Tel: (0131 6)50 2304