Full Title Culture Performance and Representation (Facilitation and Drama)

Short Title Facilitation and Drama

Code PERF06079
Level 06
Credit 05

Author Trench, Rhona
Department Computing & Creative Practices

Subject Area Performing Arts
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
This module introduces learners to facilitation strategies and provides opportunity to practically apply techniques in workshop environment. Emphasis is on the facilitation process and acquisition of skills, culminating in the delivery of Shakespeare facilitation workshops to secondary school students studying for the Leaving Certificate.. Theories of applied theatre and practical facilitation methodologies explored with particular emphasis on Shakespeare in education. Learners develop collaborative skills, planning and designing the workshop in self-directed teams, and they learn strategies for creative thinking as they analyse, interpret and illuminate the Shakespeare text.

Indicative Syllabus
1. Facilitation Introduction
  • What is facilitation
  • Role of the facilitator
  • Responsibilities of the facilitator


2. The Role of the Facilitator
  • managing relationships
  • safety
  • building the group
  • understanding audience
  • developing the articulacy of the group


3. Planning the facilitation
  • creative thinking strategies (brainstorming)
  • exercises/games
  • design and pilot detailed sequences of creative strategies (lesson plan)
  • create templates others can follow and use


4. Facilitation and Self Assessment
  • reflection on role of facilitator
  • leaarning events
  • shifts in praxis
  • reflective writing


5. Shakespeare in Education
  • Shakespeare in the curriculum
  • strategies recommended by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
  • drama in education techniques


6. Analysis of Shakespearean Tragedy
  • analysis of the Shakespeare tragedy on the Leaving certificate course for that given year. For example, Lear (2010); Hamlet (2011), Hamlet (2012)
  • genre
  • textual analysis (theme, characterisation, imagery, tragic vision)
  • cultural context

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Outline and communicate strategies/techniques for facilitating others

  2. Apply facilitation techniques to empower others in an act of learning

  3. Collaborate with others in a team, making decisions, assigning tasks, collating information and achieving common goals

  4. Apply strategies for brainstorming and creative thinking, generating ideas with others to creatively access the Shakespeare text

  5. Structure, design and deliver a facilitation workshop for Leaving Certificate students

  6. Critically evaluate a Shakespeare play, analysing themes, genre, and cultural context

  7. Generate written documents that record personal growth, moments of learning, shifts in praxis and reflect on learner as facilitator


Assessment Strategies
Assessments designed to maximise learners' practical experience and opportunities to learn from praxis: piloting and delivering creative workshops on a Shakespeare tragedy, compiling a practitioners log book with strategies, lesson plans, reflection, learning events and how this has led to shifts in facilitation praxis.

Assessment Facilitites
flat classroom with non-fixed furniture, internet access and data projector

Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Group Project Facilitation planning and pilots 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 30 OnGoing
Practical Evaluation Facilitate external group in Shakespeare workshop 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 30 End of Term
Individual Project Practitioner log book 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 40 OnGoing


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Workshop Flat Classroom student-led practical application 3 Weekly 3.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 3.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
Blocksidge, Martin, Shakespeare in Education (Continuum 2005)

Greenblatt, Stephen. Ed. The Norton Shakespeare, 1997

Johnston, Chris, House of Games: Making Theatre from Everyday Life (Nick Hern Books, 2005)

Poulter, Christine, Playing the Game. (Macmillan, 1987)

Nicholson, Helen, Applied Drama: The Gift of Theatre (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)

Taylor, Philip, Applied Theatre: Creating Transformative Encounters in the Community (Heinemann, 2003)


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