Drama Happens in the Classroom


Since 2007, a new Chinese Modular Curriculum Structure was implemented. In this new curriculum, a school-based module was designed to allow schools to come up with their own teaching materials, methods and assessments while taking into account the special characteristics of their students.

With the introduction of this new curriculum, two teachers from Blangah Rise Primary School, together with Singapore's Ministry of Education Curriculum Planner and Special-grade teacher, as well as Drama Box's Artistic Director, created a new practice, taking into consideration how School-Based Curriculum complements the Central Curriculum to achieve its learning objectives with the application of theatre techniques to activate and deepen the teaching of Chinese language.

Drama Happens in the Classroom is the beginning of an exploration in this area. Through illustrations and explanations on Drama-in-Education concepts and techniques, and a few classroom examples as well as practical lesson plans, Drama Happens in the Classroom hopes to open up the imagination and creativity of the education of Chinese language in Singapore!


Review in Chinese by Chen Neng Rui and Yang Xue Hui »

Title: Drama Happens in the Classroom
Planning Editor: Zeng Shao Cheng
Assistant Editor: Zhang Xiao Yi
Chapter 1: Kok Heng Leun
Chapter 2: Lin Zhen Nan, Zeng Shao Cheng
Chapter 3: Chen Fei Cui, Zeng Pei Ying
Publication Date: September 2009
ISBN: 978-981-08-3897-3
Co-published: Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Education and Drama Box
Distributor: Lingzi Media Pte Ltd

Price: S$18

You can purchase the book at all major bookstores or at Drama Box. To get the book from Drama Box, please contact us.


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