Fitting snugly within a wide range of curriculum areas, this course is designed to enhance and enrich the students’ experience of drama whilst at the same time exploring issues, supporting and developing the particular curriculum area under study. The course would be run in curriculum time and would include an introduction to drama, with language development, confidence building, awareness of appropriate behaviours, group work, problem-solving and self-discipline as underlying aims. It would include an internal and an informal external assessment procedure. Topics covered and the level of exploration to be decided in consultation with the school.

This course is modular and flexible, with lessons to be run at approximately one hour, or two hours. Length and timing to be negotiated with school.

This course gives students a rare chance to express themselves through practical drama, whilst learning very valuable skills and developing their understanding of the topic or subject studied. An exciting, practical and informative course which will enhance their learning and increase their chances of getting higher marks in class!

Students will have an enhanced understanding of the topic under study. They will have developed a greater understanding of the processes involved in educational drama, will have developed language skills, will have greater self-confidence and an awareness of appropriate behaviours. They will have enhanced group work and negotiation skills, increased problem solving and self-discipline.

Objectives

  • To present a Drama programme designed and shaped to fit within the English or Literature curriculum. Adapted and modelled to fit the needs and abilities of the students.
  • To explore and develop drama skills through topics and issues derived from modules of the school curriculum.
  • To take the students beyond the traditional study methods, to explore, develop and enhance their learning through creative and imaginative interpretations of the topics under examination through the drama process.
  • To develop students’ creative thinking, interpersonal skills and group work skills.
Art Form: Theatre – Arts Experience
Language: English
Length of programme: 5 to 10 sessions at 1-2 hours
(Flexible according to the school’s curriculum)
Target Audience: Upper Pri – Upper Sec – JC/ITE/Polys

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