In the drama classroom, students learn on their feet, building trust, working together, and responding creatively to each other’s ideas. English teachers can guide students to achieve clear learning outcomes in oral language, writing, and reading, as they explore drama extracts and prescribed plays in junior cycle. Schools also have the opportunity to offer their students a short course in drama/theatre.
In addition, this website includes a variety of resources and examples of good practice to assist you and your students as you explore drama in junior cycle. Some of the examples here describe the experience of senior cycle students working with more advanced texts. They are included because they demonstrate how key skills and a range of learning outcomes are achieved by developing artistic and critical skills in drama/theatre.