IEL2071: Understanding Drama as Text and Performance

  • In the study of drama, it is not sufficient to understand a text’s potential as only a literary text – we must also understand it as a performance to be experienced in the three dimensions of a physical theatrical space. Hence, teachers need to be equipped with the skills and strategies to examine a text for its performative qualities. By focusing on key aspects of dramatic texts – namely, monologue, dialogue and stage directions – this workshop will examine how the medium of drama may be effectively employed in the Literature classroom to make students conscious of drama as artistic work to be enjoyed as a reader, performer and audience. Teachers will be introduced to key ideas, dramatic conventions and activities that will allow them to workshop a range of plays in the classroom.

    Learning Dimensions:

    • Mastering Self
    • Deepening Knowledge and Practice in Academic Curriculum
    • Deepening Knowledge and Practice in Student Development Curriculum
  • At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    • Understand the essential differences between drama texts and other literary texts
    • Apply terminology, conventions and techniques to drama texts as woks to be read as well performed
    • Examine the key features of drama texts - namely, monologue, dialogue and stage directions - dramatically
  • Secondary School Literature Teachers

  • Date :  27 July 2018
    Time : 9.00am to 2.00pm
    Venue : National Institute of Education, 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616
      Exact TR to be advised

    Note: NIE reserves the right to change or cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • $54.50 for MOE participants and $402.25 for non-MOE participants (inclusive of GST and $1 copyright fee).
  • 28 June 2018

    Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications via e-mail.
  • Please read the instructions below carefully before completing the application form.

    Upon confirmation, payment is required for all courses. Payment should only be made after the course placement letter has been sent to participants to confirm the application. Cancellations/withdrawals are not allowed. However, a replacement may be sent to attend the same course.

    Payment through GIRO/IFAAS

    NIE will proceed to invoice the respective schools, and they can make payment through GIRO or IFAAS. The amount payable should be credited into the NIE bank account number 518-041272-001.

    Payment by Cheque

    Please submit the cheque together with the application form. Cheque should be made payable to “National Institute of Education” and participant(s)’ name and course(s) clearly indicated on the reverse of the cheque.

    Please mail to: Office of Graduate Studies
    and Professional Learning
    National Institute of Education
    1 Nanyang Walk, S(637616 )
    Attn: Ms Nur Shafiqah


    NIE will acknowledge receipt of the application form through email within one week. The course placement letter will be emailed to applicants who have been successfully placed in a course and upon course confirmation.


    Please note that NIE reserves the right to replace an instructor for a course if the lecturer is unable to teach the course due to unforeseen circumstances. No refund of the course fee will be made to participants.

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