Singapore University of Social Sciences

Early Childhood Creative Drama and Chinese Language Education (幼儿阶段的戏剧与华语文教学)

Early Childhood Creative Drama and Chinese Language Education (幼儿阶段的戏剧与华语文教学) (ECL307)

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

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


ECL307 Early Childhood Creative Drama and Chinese Language Education aims to equip students with knowledge of the principles and practices of creative drama and skills to connect drama with Chinese language literacy in early childhood education. Students will explore the significant pedagogic relationships between drama education and the teaching of Chinese language literacy. It will incorporate expressive exercises in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In addition, students will learn strategies in planning, teaching, and assessing drama-integrated lessons in the early childhood Chinese curriculum.

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


  • Young learners’ development/learning of language
  • Approaching literacy with drama
  • Play and drama in the early childhood
  • Introduction to contemporary drama education
  • Principles of planning and teaching drama for young learners
  • Drama techniques for young learners to listen to Chinese
  • Drama techniques for young learners to read Chinese
  • Signs and meaning-making in drama and literacy
  • Learning reading and writing Chinese in Drama
  • Dramatising stories: planning to presentation
  • Structuring drama with stories
  • General principles and practical strategies

Learning Outcome

  • Illustrate the development of children’s literacy skills.
  • Distinguish the theories and practices of contemporary drama education.
  • Plan drama-integrated lessons for Chinese literacy.
  • Demonstrate the link between drama education and literacy development for young learners.
  • Examine drama conventions that facilitate young children’s literacy.
  • Design drama education framework for Chinese literacy.
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