Module Identifier DR32820  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Ms Charmian C Savill  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite DR10320 Either DR10320 or PF10320, PF10320 , DR21510  
Course delivery Practical   Intensive rehearsal/preparation/performance  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Oral Examination: For information on due dates for submission of assessed work, please refer to the departmental web pages at
Semester Assessment Project Work: Participation and contribution to project  50%
Semester Assessment Workshop Development: Workshop development and progress30%

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.


- 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.


Criteria for Assessment

Project (50%):

In assessing the project the examiners will expect to see evidence of:

- an ability to work within a group in devising and executing a Theatre in Education project within the guidelines given by the course leader.
- regular and punctual attendance and constructive engagement with the process
- the ability to work safely, independently and constructively within the group and to demonstrate qualities of leadership, when required during the rehearsal process
- a coherent concept and strategy for the project within the educational aims agreed

Development, progress and workbook (30%)

In assessing development, progress and workbook the examiners will use the following criteria:

- punctuality and attendance
- development of interpersonal and communication skills
- demonstration and application of techniques an methodologies introduced in the module
- a well documented and annotated working notebook

Oral examination (20%)

In assessing the oral examination the examiners will expect to see the ability to discuss:

- the ideas, concept and strategies used in the creation of the project
- a personal reflection and analysis of the contribution and achievements made by the group
- the educational relevance and possibilities offered by the project
- current critical debates about Theatre in Education

Awareness of educational relevance of own group project - viva and workbook.
Knowledge of history of TIE - contribution to course, workbook and devising process.
Understanding of theories and different styles of theatre and learning including the role of workshops and workpacks - viva, development, progress, workbook.
Contribution to group projecr - viva, process and performance.

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


This module is at CQFW Level 6