Module Identifier DR32820  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr David Kendell  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite DR10320  
Course delivery Practical   Intensive rehearsal/preparation/performance  
Assessment Oral examination     20%  
  Workshop development   Workshop development and progress   30%  
  Project work   Participation and contribution to project   50%  


- To examine theatre as a means of teaching.
- To experience working on an intensive educational theatre project specifically aimed at students in full-time education under the guidance of an experienced theatre practitioner.

Learning Outcomes:

Typically, upon completion of this module, the student will be able:

- To demonstrate his/her knowledge and awareness of Theatre in Education (TiE) in terms of its theatrical and educational functions.
- To present his/her understanding of the way in which theatre can operate in an educational (school) context, as a teaching method and as a learning experience.
- To engage critically with his/her practical work through an analysis and evaluation of their experience of creating a TiE project, both as an individual and as a member of a group.
- To show responsibility for his/her own practical work by considering his/her own contribution to the project, by evaluating the skills developed, and by giving careful consideration to the success of the project itself.


Students will work in a small group researching, devising and rehearsing for a theatre in education project during their third year. They will be given responsibilities for various areas necessary for the successful execution of the project e.g. liaison with schools, researching, directing, devising etc. and be asked to analyse the effectiveness of their achievement.   

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Boal, A.. (1992) Games for Actors and Non Actors. Routledge
Hodgson, J., (ed.). (1977) The Uses of Drama: Acting as a social and educational force.
Jackson, T., (ed.). (1980) Learning Through Theatre: Essays and Casebooks on TIE.
Johnson, Liz & O’neill, Cecily, (eds.). (1984) Dorothy Heathcote: Collected Writings on Education and Drama. Hutchinson
O’Toole, J.. (1976) Theatre in Education: New Objective for Theatre – New Techniques in Education. Hodder and Stoughton
Redington, C.. (1983) Can Theatre Teach? An Historical and Evaluative Analysis of TIE.
** Recommended Text
Brown, J.R., (ed.). (1971) Drama and Theatre: An Outline for the Student. Vallins, G. ‘Drama and Theatre n Education’
Deary, T.. (1977) Teaching Through Theatre.
Dodd, N Hickson, W., (eds.). (1971) Drama and Theatre in Education. London, Heinemann
Hodgson, J. and Banham, M.. (1974) Drama in Education Vol 3. London, Pitman
Hunt, A.. (1975) 'Education as Theatre: Turning and Tables'. Theatre Quarterly 17
Landy, R.J.. (1982) Handbook of Educational Drama and Theatre.
Lutley, Phyllis. (1978) Theatre for Children and Theatre in Education.
Way, Brian. (1967) Development Through Drama. Longmans
Webster, C.. (1975) Working with Theatre in Schools.