Drama-based teaching on the rise

14 Mar 2016

The Straits Times, 14 Mar 2016 - From primary schools to universities, more educators have been using drama to engage students and deepen their understanding of various issues and subjects, including non-arts ones like mathematics, psychology or even business management. Article mentioned SP’s Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology (DADP) course, which teaches students how to engage communities through theatre. DADP’s course chair, Ms June Wee, opined that in applied drama, practitioners break down the fourth wall to create a dialogue with the audience. She mentioned that for the course’s final-year project, students have to students have to integrate both disciplines by conducting research into an area of psychology, and use that research to design a drama programme for a specific group in the community. She added that a majority of students who have graduated enter the social service or education sector, working with theatre organisations as drama facilitators.

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