THF 315 Drama/Dance in Education: Elementary

This course is designed to acquaint students with the current programs and curriculum guidelines for Drama and Dance, which are combined in the Elementary school system. Teaching methodologies and instruction on how to write course outlines, assess achievement, and build a course study will be covered. Students will learn how to work within the guidelines of the current Ontario Ministry of Education and Training policy document, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8, The Arts (1998). Elementary level students are expected to develop an understanding and appreciation of drama and dance, as well as the ability to create works using the forms, elements, and techniques of these two disciplines. This course will help students interested in teaching explore how young people can learn about the lives of people in different times, places and cultures, and develop practical, artistic skills in drama and dance as well as critical-thinking and communication skills. Lect: 1.5 hrs./Lab: 1.5 hrs. Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1




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