PERF06114 2019 Facilitation and Drama

General Details

Full Title
Facilitation and Drama
Transcript Title
Facilitation and Drama
N/A %
Subject Area
PERF - Performing Arts
YADA - Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Jay Starliper, Una Mannion
Programme Membership
SG_HWRIT_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Writing and Literature SG_APERF_H08 201900 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts SG_APERA_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Acting) SG_APERT_B07 201900 Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Theatre Design) SG_HWLIT_H08 202000 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Writing and Literature

This module introduces learners to facilitation strategies and provides opportunity to practically apply techniques in workshop environment. Emphasis is on the facilitation process and acquisition of skills, culminating in the structuring and delivery of  facilitated workshops to primary and secondary school students. Theories of applied theatre and practical facilitation methodologies explored. Learners develop collaborative skills, planning and designing the workshop in self-directed teams, and they learn strategies for creative thinking inspiring others in storytelling whether it is visual, dramatic or storytelling through words. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Outline and communicate strategies/techniques for facilitating others


Apply facilitation techniques to empower others in an act of learning


Collaborate with others in a team, making decisions, assigning tasks, collating information and achieving common goals


Apply strategies for brainstorming and creative thinking, generating ideas with others to creatively access the Shakespeare text


Structure, design and deliver a facilitation workshop for Leaving Certificate students


Critically evaluate a Shakespeare play, analysing themes, genre, and cultural context


Generate written documents that record personal growth, moments of learning, shifts in praxis and reflect on learner as facilitator

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module draws on a diverse range of teaching methodologies, lecture, workshops, seminar and experiential learning

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessments designed to maximise learners' practical experience and opportunities to learn from praxis: piloting and delivering creative workshops on a Shakespeare tragedy, compiling a practitioners log book with strategies, lesson plans, reflection, learning events and how this has led to shifts in facilitation praxis.

Repeat Assessments

students who fail this module will have the opportunity to repeat a project that demosntrates the ability to facilitate and lead a workshop

Indicative Syllabus

1. Facilitation Introduction

  • What is facilitation
  • Role of the facilitator
  • Responsibilities of the facilitator

2. The Role of the Facilitator

  • managing relationships
  • safety
  • building the group
  • understanding audience
  • developing the articulacy of the group

3. Planning the facilitation

  • creative thinking strategies (brainstorming)
  • exercises/games
  • design and pilot detailed sequences of creative strategies (lesson plan)
  • create templates others can follow and use

4. Facilitation and Self Assessment

  • reflection on role of facilitator
  • leaarning events
  • shifts in praxis
  • reflective writing

5. Drama in Education

  • strategies recommended by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
  • national primary Curriculum (story strand Myths and legends)
  • drama in education techniques

6. Primary Curriculum : Myths and Legends

7. Theatre of the Oppressed

  • an introduction to Boal, Forum theatre and strategies for using drama in the educational forum



Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Project Facilitation planning and pilots Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
2 Practical Evaluation Facilitate external group in Shakespeare workshop Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
3 Individual Project Practitioner log book Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Seminar Flat Classroom tutor led seminar 2 Weekly 2.00
Workshop Flat Classroom student-led practical application 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Blocksidge, Martin, Shakespeare in Education (Continuum 2005)

Greenblatt, Stephen. Ed. The Norton Shakespeare, 1997

Johnston, Chris, House of Games: Making Theatre from Everyday Life (Nick Hern Books, 2005)

Poulter, Christine, Playing the Game. (Macmillan, 1987)

Nicholson, Helen, Applied Drama: The Gift of Theatre (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)

Taylor, Philip, Applied Theatre: Creating Transformative Encounters in the Community (Heinemann, 2003)


Other Resources