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THT2003 Educational Drama

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 22 March 2023


Enrolment is not permitted in THT2003 if THE2003 has been previously completed.


This course introduces students to practice in educational drama so they may apply deliver workshops to and in collaboration with a wide variety of participants. Students will undertake reflexivity and ambiguity as ways to experiment with how drama is used as a pedagogic tool to teach about the human condition The learning in this course is dynamic and aims to build on already-practiced skills from first year in order to increase the capacity for employability in the cultural or educational sectors.

This course caters for students who wish to apply dramatic educational methods in the classroom or any other context that requires active enquiry via a workshop format. Indigenous perspectives and diverse cultural groups will be interrogated in this practice. Students will learn about dramatic expressive methods that are 'low risk' as a way to encourage participants to experiment with context, content, and structure. Critical pedagogy, reflection-in-and-as-action, ambivalence, play and belonging will all be explored in order to provide the student with a set of ready-made activities that can be deployed in any educational context Students will complete a series of authentic assessment tasks based on industry practice in theatre-making linked to real-world industry training experiences.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 22 March 2023