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Educators' Guide for Pedagogy and Assessment

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Learning Area: Visual and Performing Arts

Drama > LEVEL 9

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 performances using a selection of genres, performance styles and traditions such as melodrama or a Greek chorus.
2] I can plan and create scenes that convey the dramatic elements, such as conflict, turning points and plot, in stories, ideas, characters and relationships, in ways that engage an audience. 
3] I can experiment with, explore and use a range of theatre resources, conventions, genres and traditions, to devise scripts and scenes.
4] I can make considerable use of appropriate theatrical devices and technical effects to establish mood, atmosphere and spatial awareness so as to enhance a performance.
5] I can interpret material from classic and contemporary texts, identifying effective pieces of drama.

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 perform theatre excerpts and show understanding of performance skills, individually and
as part of a group.
2] I can create and represent clearly defined characters from planned, improvised and text-based works.
3] I can combine sound and silence, movement and stillness, light and darkness to create a performance.

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 identify, analyse and connect my experiences of performing and as being a member of the audience, to my experiences and understanding of a range of universal issues. 
2] I can reflect upon the process of using imagination and skills to create a truthful performance.
3] I can use theatre terms to analyse performances I have seen or participated in and show how actors, technicians and directors have collaborated to communicate with an audience.

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 work together with others to create performance pieces that are challenging, structured and appropriate for the intended audience.

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