EDUO 9814: Drama in the Classroom: Acting Out to Learn

Instructor: Karianne Pulli

Course Description:

The purpose of this class is to use theater arts as one avenue to enhance the teaching act and increase students’ interest in learning. Teachers will further their knowledge of the performing arts by experiencing various kinds of (dramatic, comedic, or musical) play performances. They will conduct both pre and post performance research as well as either attend a rehearsal or interview a director or other production member. These theater arts experiences will then be incorporated into classroom curriculum.

Course Objectives:

1. Teachers will learn about and experience live theater productions.
2. By using performing arts as a motivator, teachers will enhance comprehension and increase student interest in class subject matter.
3. Teachers will provide information about and encourage attendance at appropriate theater experiences for their students.

Grading Rubric: Written Response Rubric:

 

Exemplary: Met and
Exceeds
Expectations A+ to A
Acceptable: Meets
Expectations
B+ to B
Unacceptable: Needs
Improvement. Must be
resubmitted.
Reflective, thoughtful ideas relevant to the assignment are clearly stated. Presents some relevant ideas and connections to the assignment. Few relevant ideas connected to the assignment, some ideas unclear.
Very well organized Is generally well organized Shows little organization
Reflective piece covers numerous facts and specific details of the learning experience Some facts and specific details of the learning experience are included. Few or no facts or specific details of the learning experience are included.
Free of Spelling or grammatical errors Writing contains a few spelling or grammatical errors. Numerous spelling or grammatical errors. Writing is difficult to read.
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Instructor: Karianne Pulli