Singapore University of Social Sciences

Theory and Practice of Applying Drama Education in Early Childhood Chinese Language Education (教育戏剧与幼儿华文教学的理论与实践) (ECL305)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: Chinese

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

This course aims to equip students with the understanding of drama pedagogical principles and drama conventions, namely, drama techniques. It covers an exploration of different drama techniques to facilitate learning activities for young children through workshops. Students are expected to implement drama-oriented practice in their classrooms.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester

Topics

  • Young learners’ drama: introduction to drama in education
  • Young learners’ drama: from games to drama
  • Enhancing the holistic development of pre-school children through drama in education
  • Role of drama pedagogy in teaching Chinese language for young learners
  • Demonstrating drama techniques for young children (1)
  • Demonstrating drama techniques for young children (2)
  • Questioning techniques in applying drama pedagogy in early childhood education
  • Specific focus on drama-integrated practice for young children (1)
  • Specific focus on drama-integrated practice for young children (2)
  • Drama-integrated lesson planning for young children
  • Drama-integrated classroom practice for young children
  • Reflection of drama-integrated practice for young children

Learning Outcome

  • Interpret theories of integrating drama pedagogical practice into teaching Chinese as a second language
  • Distinguish different educational drama practices and practices to support young children’s learning
  • Differentiate the roles of the teacher and students in drama-integrated Chinese language learning lessons
  • Design drama-based Chinese language lessons for young children
  • Recommend different drama pedagogical practices to teach Chinese language for young children
  • Apply drama-integarated classroom practice for young children
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