HKTDA has published a series of course books in using drama for primary and secondary students for our members. They would help our member and their students learn about drama as an art form, and acquire necessary skills. There are two levels of drama arts, namely Art-form and Content, and Content is more important than Art-form. The form of Drama arts is just like language, though drama activities, students investigate in people and issues in the surroundings and express their own thoughts and comments.

There are three essential elements required to implement the lessons suggested in the books that we published –

1st: To create, e.g. the creation of dialogues, actions, characters, dramatic scenes and stories;

2nd: To perform, e.g. perform a monologue, a dialogue, a story, a freeze pose, use body language and involve a drama performance;

3rd: To respond, e.g. give feedback for the lessons, write drama journals, work on drama critique/analysis, and reflection of life, etc.

The teaching materials adopted are student-oriented. The materials are tested and adjusted according to the needs in drama education among local students.

  1. To cultivate creativity and imagination
  2. To understand and master fundamental drama component and performing skills
  3. To develop skills to carry out creation and production through experience.
  4. To develop nine generic skills: critical thinking, cooperation, communication, application of IT, arithemetric, problem-solving, self management, and research.
  5. To learn how to critique and appreciate drama, and to cultivate sense of aesthetics.
  6. To build confidence

The teaching materialsalso put the needs of teacher into consideration:

  1. To set clear learning objectives
  2. To teach drama components and skills in a systematic manner
  3. To design effective and practical teaching activities
  4. To ignite students interests in learning drama
  5. To design different activities and practices to assess learning outcome