ATCL Teaching in Drama and Speech.

Six Individual Modules.
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Overall Course Description

This exciting course will prepare students for the ATCL Teaching Diploma in Speech and Drama but would also be relevant to teachers of Communication Skills.

On successful completion of all modules students will be offered an option to pursue an internationally recognized qualification that gives them the knowledge of preparation, planning, and execution of the teaching of Speech and Drama to all age groups.

This particular course will focus upon the teaching of Speech and Drama to all levels and will impart an understanding of safe work in voice, movement, and drama. There will also be the opportunity to explore and share texts and stimuli as well as discuss devices to use in the classroom. The student will have the opportunity to build up a portfolio of material suitable for all levels.

There will be discussion and exploration of a range of related topics including Teaching Methodologies, Learning Styles, Facilitation, Engaging the Learner, Process and Product, Attainment Descriptors, Assessment, Report Writing, and choosing Performance Pieces.

Students will be encouraged to analyze, evaluate, contextualize, and reflect upon their work and they need to be able to commit time to research, planning, and electronic communication with tutors between sessions. Tutorial support will be available.

Module description

- Teaching Strategies in Drama and Speech classes (16 Jul 2017)

After an overview of the Acting and Speaking Grade Syllabus this module will consider various teaching strategies and then give ideas for activities within Drama and Speech classes that utilize these strategies. These activities will be given to students and there will be some tutor and some student facilitation. There will also be discussion about schemes of work and lesson plans that could be used within a Drama and Speech Programme.

Students will be asked to compile a scheme of work and write a lesson plan – both to be submitted within two weeks of attendance at the module. They will also be given a small research project and they will be asked to submit their results within two weeks of attendance at the module but they may seek electronic assistance at any time.

- Building a Portfolio (13 Aug 2017)

This module will focus on building a portfolio of suitable material for all levels. Examples of material will be provided and there will be discussion about how to decide which level is most suitable as well as suggestions for further searches.

Students will be asked to present one memorised and one non- memorised piece which will be done over Skype within two weeks of their completion of the module, as well as provide a written summary of their experience of the module. Electronic help will be available at any time.

- Exploring the Principles of Teaching as related to Drama and Speech classes (17 Sep 2017)

This module will look at how educational theories can be applied in the teaching of Drama and Speech at all levels, the management of a class, assessment procedures, report writing, and how a teacher can adapt to suit a variety of learning needs. There will both discussion and practical interaction.

Students will be asked to submit a written answer chosen from a list, to be submitted electronically within three weeks of attendance at the module as well as design some assessment forms.