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Literary Art and Drama

Intercultural Teacher Education
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

The aim of this course is to purpose the use of literary arts and drama in the educational environment. We address the dimensions of literary education, interpretation and drama, as well as the use of music and dramatic plays as tools for teaching. We also analyse the interpretation of literature through writing, the visual arts and drama.

Course Content

1. Learning about literature

  a) Literary engagement

  b) Genres and themes

  c) Characters

  d) Setting and plot

2. Children’s literature

3. Interpreting literature

  a) Through writing

  b) Through the visual arts

  c) Through drama

4. Drama and poetry for play

5. The use of music in the classroom

6. Music and dramatic play


Debbie Chalmers - A Practical Guide to Teaching Drama to Children in the Foundation Stage - Routledge (2007)

Diane M. Barone - Children's Literature in the Classroom: Engaging Lifelong Readers - The Guilford Press (2010)

Ellie Chambers, Marshall Gregory - Teaching and Learning English Literature (Teaching and Learning the Humanities Series) (2006)

Helen Nicholson - Teaching Drama 11-18 (2000)

Joanne Kilgour Dowdy, Sarah Kaplan - Teaching Drama in the Classroom: A Toolbox for Teachers - Sense Publishers (2011)

Marcia S. Popp - Teaching Language and Literature in Elementary Classrooms: A Resource Book for Professional Development (2005)

P. Baldwin - Teaching Literacy Through Drama: Creative Approaches (2003)

Shelby A. Wolf - Interpreting Literature With Children (Literacy Teaching Series) (2003)