2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog

EARED 5009 Drama and Critical Literacy

Drama and Critical Literacy uses theatre-based learning to bridge literacy skills with meaningful community interactions within the school and in the larger community. The course will explore diverse cultural perspectives and multiple paths to learning. It will also enable teachers to engage in critical questioning, explore language as social practice; create and employ spoken, written, visual, and spatial texts across the curriculum. This process supports integration of drama into subject areas such as language arts and social studies. The course also investigates issues of diversity and differences in schooling, applying dramatic learning strategies to the social dimensions of classroom, family and community dynamics.