Course Description

This course extends on the knowledge and skills received upon completion of Part II for all teachers in both elementary and secondary schools.  The course continues to focus on the theory and practice underpinning dramatic arts education.

Course Outline

Topics in this course include: 
•    analyzing critically current Ontario legislation, regulations, and policies  related to dramatic arts education
•    designing and evaluating innovative practices in dramatic arts education
•    examining the influence of drama as it stimulates discourse into issues of social justice and relates to people with special needs
•    facilitating mentorship and coaching networks in the dramatic arts 
•    facilitating opportunities for ongoing professional learning opportunities for teachers in the dramatic arts
•    providing leadership in using fair and equitable assessments applying multiple methods of assessment, both formal and informal, formative and summative as well as a range of assessment strategies
•    having familiarity with theories of theatre practitioners (e.g. Konstatin   Stanislavski, Bertolt Brecht, Federick Alexander, Patsy Rodenberg, Cecily Berry, Rudolf Laban, etc.)
•    examining drama’s relationship to social issues such as justice, racism, intolerance, private and public security and respect for individual beliefs
•    having familiarity with nonrealistic theatrical styles such as clowning, melodrama, Shakespeare, mime, restoration, comedy and mask
•    having familiarity with the evolution of theatrical styles such as 
•    children’s theatre, Commedia Dell’Art, Epic and theatre of the absurd
•    having familiarity with the art of the playwright
•    having awareness of the roles of directors and stage managers 



  • Hold a “Certificate of Qualification”  showing successful completion of Part 2. 
  • Confirmation of Teaching Experience form, signed by a supervisory officer*, confirming two years of teaching experience completed after teacher’s certification. In one of these years, the candidate has had experience in Dramatic Arts. The form must be submitted by the semester deadline for course approval.

* The Ontario College of Teachers defines “supervisory official” as the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent of the school board for a teacher employed by a Board of Education. (A principal or headmaster is not recognized in this capacity). 


Important Notice: While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible while reviewing your qualifications for courses in our program, the Faculty of Education bears no responsibility for ensuring you have met the qualifications as per the guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers. It is your responsibility to learn which prerequisites you will need. https://www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites

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