The specialism is provided for recognised teachers in primary, secondary and tertiary education, youth leaders, drama and theatre in education practitioners and others with a professional interest in the arts in education, who have a primary degree or equivalent. Students will be involved in practice focused workshops and seminars covering approaches to drama and theatre in formal (primary, secondary and tertiary level) and non-formal educational settings.
Drama is both an art form in its own right and also a highly effective teaching and learning methodology, and students will be introduced to the philosophies underpinning this creative educational approach, to its history, and to a wide range of drama and theatre in education techniques and to their use in diverse educational contexts.
The nature of the art form and key components in drama Key practitioners and their work in structuring drama and theatre sequences for learning Advanced issues in drama and theatre education Online critical reading seminar
The course has a taught component delivered as a Summer School with on-line support during the academic year, and a dissertation. The duration will normally be two years part-time or three years part-time or one year full time.
Applicants are normally expected to hold a good honors degree and have at least two years experience in the field of education.
1 year full-time EU €6,560 / non-EU €10,560 - see website for part-time details
Recipient: Trinity College Dublin
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