IVP0014: Drama and CCE: Understanding My Self

  • This 18-hour course, conducted over 3 full days, explores the use of drama pedagogy and practice to engage students in Character and Citizenship Education.  Working with the themes of responsibility and resilience identified in the 21st Century Core Values, participants in the course will be introduced to key elements of drama pedagogy and practice, using conventions and processes drawn from methodologies developed in Image Theatre and Playback Theatre.  This practical course demonstrates some possible ways of using drama to engage students in dialogical frames and processes that emerge through improvisation, role-play, character-building and spatio-temporal awareness, These relate to perceptions of identity, in relation to Selves and Others, and socio-cultural values pertinent to the Singapore context. Working through narratives from everyday life and fictional contexts, the participants will draw from their own observations, experiences and perceptions of these topics to inform the process and understandings. Participants will collaborate with their course mates to plan a CCE lesson using drama pedagogy and practice as the working approach.

    Learning Dimensions:

    • Mastering Self
    • Deepening Knowledge and Practice in Academic Curriculum
  • This course aims to:

    1. Introduce participants to drama pedagogy and practice, focusing on key elements of Image Theatre and Playback Theatre
    2. Demonstrate possible ways of using drama as a pedagogy in the CCE classroom to discuss 'responsibility' and 'resilience'
    3. Provide the participants with a set of basic drama pedagogy and practice skills to be used in the CCE classroom
    4. Guide participants in planning a CCE lesson using elements of Image Theatre and Playback Theatre
  • Day One:

    • Introduction to concepts of ‘Self’ and identities
    • Introduction to Drama as a Social-Emotional Learning tool to complement 21 Century Competencies in understanding the concept of ‘Self’
    • Introduction to elements of Image Theatre
    • Drama workshop to unpack the ‘Self’ as an embodied and interconnected being.

    Day Two:

    • Introduction to Drama as a vehicle to facilitate the exploration of Core Values within the 21CC framework
    • Introduction to Elements of Playback Theatre
    • Drama workshop to explore the themes of Resilience and Responsibility
    • Structuring CCE lesson using elements of Image Theatre and Playback Theatre.

    Day Three:

    • Presentations - participants to create and share CCE lessons plans incorporating elements Image Theatre and Playback Theatre
    • Discussion
  • Open to all
  • Participants must attend all sessions, be willing to collaborate on practical work and be interested in dialogical pedagogies that involve high level of participation.

  • Date : 30, 31 May & 1 June 2018
    Time : 10.00am to 5.00pm
    Venue : National Institute of Education, 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616, Nanyang Playhouse Performance Space (Near to Block 3)

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

  • $193.60 for MOE participants and $1445.50 for non-MOE participants (inclusive of GST and $1 copyright fee).

  • 2 May 2018
    Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications via e-mail.

  • E-Register here.

    *All information will be kept confidential and used for internal administration only.

  • 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: Mr Ong Zhi Xian


    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.