Short Title:Drama and Movement
Full Title:Drama and Movement
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:DRMA H1001
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Zuzana Tesarova
Module Description:The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the concepts of drama and movement in the context of early childhood care and education. The aims of this module are twofold: it is designed to provide an introduction to the theoretical underpinnings of the role of drama and movement, with particular emphasis on play. Students will discover how children young children learn and make sense of the world around them through their play. It is also intended to offer students the opportunity to engage in a process of experiential learning, sampling play based drama and movement activities, thus enhancing their practical skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify the theoretical framework underpinning the role of drama and movement in the context of early childhood development.
LO2 Explain the benefits of using drama and movement in children’s hosistic development.
LO3 ­Design and participate in drama and movement activities for use in the early years environment.
LO4 ­Assess the usefulness of such activities in an early years environment
LO5 Reflect on their own practical skills in drama and movement.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Individual Project 1,2,4 70.00 n/a
Presentation This practical assessment involves the careful planning and presentation of a role-play area for young children. It is to be completed in pairs. 3,4,5 30.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 5.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Bruce, T. 2011, Learning through Play, Hodder & Stoughton Educational London
  • Davies, M. 2003, Movement and Dance in Early Childhood, SAGE [ISBN: 0761940545]
  • Whelan, I. 2014, An Evaluative Assessment of Aistear: The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework (2009) at Pre-service and In-service Levels in Ireland, Dublin City University
  • Lyons, D. 2010, Creative Studies for the Caring Professions, Gill & MacMillan [ISBN: 0717147681]
  • Mayesky, M. 2014, Creative Activities and Curriculum for Young Children, Cengage Learning [ISBN: 1285965612]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HCHCE_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Early Childhood Care and Education 1 Mandatory