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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Unit aim

Extends the skills and the beginning teacher’s methodological basis for teaching Dance or Drama in secondary schools with an emphasis on Stage 6 curriculum.  It aims to provide students with a variety of teaching and learning strategies for use in the senior classroom. In Dance, students relate their knowledge and experiences of Dance as an art form and the elements of Dance through the aspects of performing, composing and appreciating. In Drama, students relate and extend their knowledge and experiences of the dramatic elements through the aspects of making, performing and critically studying dramatic and theatre.  

Unit content

Module 1: Knowledge of curriculum requirements I 

Module 2: Assessment of, for and as learning

Module 3: Knowledge of curriculum requirements II

Module 4: Teaching pedagogy I

Module 5: Teaching pedagogy II 

Module 6: Place of Dance/Drama in the school and wider community

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 demonstrate a broad and critical understanding of the knowledge base of the Dance/Drama Stage 6 Syllabus, including recent theory and research, contemporary perspectives and issues, and relevant cultural contexts of perspectives
2 critically apply current pedagogical theory, including the NSW DEC Quality Teaching Framework, to develop effective teaching and learning strategies that encourage students with diverse learning needs, styles and cultural backgrounds to engage effectively with Music in Stages 6
3 examine and appraise assessment and reporting procedures and strategies in the context of the Preliminary and HSC standards-referenced assessment framework, and prepare assessment tasks and marking criteria for Stage 6 outcomes
4 apply theoretical and conceptual knowledge to understand the place of dance/drama within the school and the wider community and the contribution made to students' personal, social and intellectual development and wellbeing

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a broad and critical understanding of the knowledge base of the Dance/Drama Stage 6 Syllabus, including recent theory and research, contemporary perspectives and issues, and relevant cultural contexts of perspectives
  2. critically apply current pedagogical theory, including the NSW DEC Quality Teaching Framework, to develop effective teaching and learning strategies that encourage students with diverse learning needs, styles and cultural backgrounds to engage effectively with Music in Stages 6
  3. examine and appraise assessment and reporting procedures and strategies in the context of the Preliminary and HSC standards-referenced assessment framework, and prepare assessment tasks and marking criteria for Stage 6 outcomes
  4. apply theoretical and conceptual knowledge to understand the place of dance/drama within the school and the wider community and the contribution made to students' personal, social and intellectual development and wellbeing