This day has been organised as a way to enhance subject knowledge for Drama trainees as well as providing valuable training for the PGCE Dance cohort who are frequently required to teach some drama whilst on placement. Some knowledge of the teaching and learning strategies for drama can also increase employability.
What happens on the course?
Time 10 – 16.00 hours
Please wear comfortable clothing that you will be able to move in easily.
Lunch: you can bring a packed lunch or purchase a hot meal or sandwiches from the campus canteen.
To explore drama through historical and educational contexts, through engaging in workshops that will provide concrete strategies for teaching and learning in the secondary classroom.
During the sessions you will have the opportunity to engage with the following:
A Brief Romp through history:
Drama in Ancient Greece – practical focus on “The Trojan Women” by Euripides
Medieval Drama – exploration of “The York Crucifixion Play” (Anon)
Shakespeare – explore extract from “Macbeth” using pedagogy of RSC (Royal Shakespeare company)
Drama at key stage Three/Curriculum design:
Strategies for teaching and learning at Key Stage Three
Discussion and reflection
Drama at key Stage Four/ the two big practitioners
Workshop to explore theory in practice of Stanislavski and Brecht
Practical exercises to unlock understanding of Dramatic and Epic Theatre
To be eligible trainees must:
Not be going onto an undergraduate course.
Not already hold qualified teacher status.
Have an offer to start teacher training in the next academic year.
Once you have submitted your application, your eligibility will be considered by the university.
Course fees and finance
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.
Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.