THF 415 Drama/Dance in Education: Secondary

This course is designated to acquaint students with the current programs and curriculum guidelines for Dance and Drama in the Secondary school system. Teaching methodologies and instruction on how to write course outlines, assess achievement, and build a course of study will be covered. Students will learn how to work within the guidelines of the current Ontario Ministry of Education and Training policy documents, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9-12, Program for The Arts (in preparation). Although dance and drama are taught separately in secondary school, students will examine how dance and drama share techniques in preparation and presentation, require similar interpretive and movement skills, and share elements of visual design, interpretation, and presentation-making connections among movement, space, texture, and environment. This course will also help students interested in teaching explore how to help secondary school students understand the differences between the two arts disciplines, such as technical skill in different types of world dance forms compared to theatrical conventions and techniques. Lect: 1.5 hrs./Lab: 1.5 hrs. Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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