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Instructor Info:Natalie Sowell
Office Extension x6099
TA Info:Katie Kramer
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
12:30 PM - 01:50 PM Emily Dickinson Hall (EDH) 104
12:30 PM - 01:50 PM Emily Dickinson Hall (EDH) 104
Description: This course focuses on strategies and techniques for teaching creative drama and theatre with young people in primary and secondary school settings including afterschool programming. Throughout the semester we will answer questions such as - What tools and skills are required to design and implement theatre curriculum? How is youth theatre implemented in schools? How can readers theatre and oral interpretation of literature be utilized in classrooms? In addition, students in this course will focus on building their facilitation skills and establishing their teaching philosophy. The intersections of critical pedagogy and creative pedagogy will be central to this component of the course. Guest artist educators and community engaged learning experiences will provide practical examples of theatre education. Prerequisite: Some coursework in theatre and/or education.