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Educators' Guide for Pedagogy and Assessment

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Learning Area: Visual and Performing Arts

Drama > LEVEL 8

Learning Area Outcome: I can devise scripted and improvised scenes, exploring real and imaginary narratives using drama skills and theatre conventions to engage an audience.

Subject Focus: Making Drama  

1] I can devise scenes based on a range of challenging themes, taking into consideration the status, relationships, needs and actions, of characters.
2] I can use my skills and knowledge to devise different types of improvised and scripted scenes using linear and non-linear narrative.
3] I can select a range of available technical resources to enhance realistic and non-realistic dramatic effects, like a CD/MP3 player with music for sound effects, a data projector and lights.
4] I can identify a character's actions, reactions and motivation in a script.

Learning Area Outcome: I can experiment with movement, expression, voice and language and use theatre arts technology to create tension, mood and atmosphere and I can adapt and sustain different roles, to enter into the fictional world of drama.

Subject Focus: Performing Drama 

1] I can create and establish a character, appropriate to a performance, with control over movement, voice and gesture while showing some emotional engagement.
2] I can incorporate and use a range of available technical resources for effect, mood and atmosphere such as a MP3/music player, data projector and lights.

Learning Area Outcome: I can analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of the technical aspects of structure, meaning and impact of performance and I can give and receive constructive comments, on my own and others’ work.

Subject Focus: Reflecting on Drama

1] I can relate, compare and contrast the themes, intentions and meaning, in my performance work in drama, from a range of sources and genres and link these to universal themes. 
2] I can appreciate how characters are represented and portrayed and how ideas are presented through characters and compare the effects of different interpretations of a role. 
3] I can identify how scenes are put together through elements of character, focus, mood and atmosphere and discuss the effects of stylistic features of performance such as choral speaking.

Learning Area Outcome: ​I can collaborate, share ideas and respond to others, in and out of role, to support and develop actions, ideas or emotions to communicate with an audience.

Subject Focus: Working Together in Drama 

1] I can co-operate with others to plan and rehearse all aspects of a performance, sharing the different functions and roles needed to produce an effective performance.

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