IVP6006 - Theatre Making: Theory, Practice, Pedagogy

  • This course addresses the growing interest in the use of drama as a pedagogical tool in schools. It addresses the processes of theatre-making, as well as the theories that accompany them, as creative and engaged participants. It will consequently focus on the understanding of theoretical frames, their translation and applicability to the practice of theatre-making, and the use of such practice in the creative classroom. The course is thus suited for educators who want to develop alternative learning spaces that draw on theatre as a creative and dynamic medium. It requires students to have comprehensive knowledge of the theories introduced and to experiment with theatre as a collaborative art form, as well as participate in dialogical processes of developing a vision for theatre in relation to context and culture.

    • Equip students with an understanding of theatre-making processes as creative and dynamic pedagogical opportunities for participatory and dialogical learning.
    • Provide students with opportunities for working towards performance planning and execution.
    • Gain skills in the processes of thinking about, developing and interrogating performance / theatre in the Singapore classroom context.
    • Understand the role of reflective practice and embodied learning in drama and theatre
    • Explore how to apply the above knowledge effectively in the classroom and/or the workshop arena in order to facilitate an active pace of learning.
  • The course will introduce some of the theories, practices and philosophies of performance and theatre. Students will be introduced to forms such as reflective practice (praxis), ethnographic performance, embodied learning, and drama pedagogy. Specific attention will be given to the application of these in the classroom. Students will also have the opportunity to create performances that extend the theorising process.

    The course will be conducted as a lecture/seminar/practical workshop that involves students in critical reading and analysis, theatre improvisations, group discussions and individual reflection. These are done as both non face-to-face and face-to-face activities.

  • Primary, Secondary and JC teachers

  • Date : 17 January to 11 April 2018 (Wednesdays)
    Time : 6.30pm to 9.30pm
    Venue : National Institute of Education (TBC)

    **This course can be accredited towards the Master of Education (Drama) programme.

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

    • MOE Participants - $557.40 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee).
    • Non MOE Participants - $4174.00 (incl. 7% GST & $1 Copyright Fee)
  • 3 December 2017

    Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications via e-mail.

  • E-Register here.

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  • 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 Bhavani Silvarajoo


    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.