Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Rachel Forgasz


EDF4404 is a six point curriculum specialism unit which addresses the theory and practice of secondary school Drama Education. It is designed to develop students' skills and understandings as Drama educators and to prepare them for classroom teaching through the exploration of a range of theoretical, philosophical, and pragmatic perspectives.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • understand and develop a critical position with respect to fundamental concepts in drama education;
  • understand and critically interpret relevant curriculum documents;
  • plan purposefully for student learning in secondary drama contexts;
  • understand and apply a variety of assessment strategies to evaluate diverse student learning and development in drama and;
  • adopt a reflective approach to continuous improvement in teaching drama.


Assessment task 1: Performance Task (2,000 words or equivalent; 50%); Assessment task 2:Research Task (2,000 words; 50%).
This unit is graded Pass Grade Only (PGO)

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Rachel Forgasz

Contact hours

3 hrs per week


A minor sequence in Drama or Theatre Studies including practical drama, and EDF4110 Arts education


Students must be enrolled simultaneously in a professional experience unit(s).


EDF5475 Drama education B