Continuing Education & Training (CET)

All past Continuing Education & Training (CET) programmes can be found here.

Past Events

All past Continuing Education & Training (CET) programmes can be found here.

2021

SDEA Drama Pedagogy: Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches (7th Intake)

The only part-time drama pedagogy certification course in Singapore returns in 2021!   This 49-hour certification course provides you with fundamental pedagogical knowledge and skills to create meaningful and imaginative learning experiences for your students and participants with drama, and widen the possibilities and opportunities for work in Singapore.

Arts Education in the Early Years [Workshop]

This workshop will equip early childhood educators with the skills and knowledge to hone children's understanding of the world through forming multiple perspectives.

SDEA Drama Pedagogy: Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches (7th Intake)

This 49-hour certification course provides you with fundamental pedagogical knowledge and skills to create meaningful and imaginative learning experiences for your students and participants with drama, and widen the possibilities and opportunities for work in Singapore. 

2020

SDEA Drama Pedagogy: Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches (5th Intake)

This 49-hour certification course provides you with fundamental pedagogical knowledge and skills to help you create meaningful and imaginative learning experiences for your students with drama. The course is the only part-time drama pedagogical course for professionals in Singapore.

Level Up! Directing Masterclass - Doctoring Directorial Approaches

In this **one-to-one** Masterclass, Oliver Chong will work with participants for a total of **five** one-hour sessions. This masterclass draws focus on practical tools which would aid a director in developing a production. Oliver will guide participants through directorial approaches via specific prompts, offering suggestions, empowering you with the relevant language and terminology in the classroom or the rehearsal room.

Directing to Vision - a 1-to-1 directing masterclass with Oliver Chong

Craft your own unique vision over five 1-to-1 sessions tailored to you by director and drama educator Oliver Chong. Oliver will guide you through the pillars of directing and empower you with the relevant language and terminology in the classroom or the rehearsal room, allowing you to craft and execute your vision for your project.

Level Up! Fest 2020 - Career Chats

The SDEA Career Chats are casual and intimate facilitated group sessions designed to help participants gain more understanding about career options in the theatre and drama education industry.

Level Up! Fest 2020 - Pedagogy and Practice Series: Arts Education in the Early Years

This programme is commissioned by the National Arts Council and organised by SDEA.

(Postponed) SDEA Drama Pedagogy: Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches (6th Intake)

Advance your practice! Learn to create meaningful and imaginative learning experiences for your students and participants with drama.

Level Up! Fest 2020 - Pedagogy and Practice Series: Crafting a Lesson Plan

Learn how to craft a lesson plan from experienced drama educator and practitioner Dr. Noorlinah Mohamed. Find out what it takes to craft an effective and affective lesson plan, and pick up effective strategies to engage your participants and students.

Level Up! Fest 2020 - Pedagogy And Practice Series: Introduction to Creating Theatre in the Community

This programme is commissioned by the National Arts Council and organised by SDEA.

2019

SDEA Drama Pedagogy: Essential Teaching and Learning Approaches course - 4th intake

This 40-hour certification course provides participants with fundamental pedagogical knowledge and skills to help them create meaningful and imaginative learning experiences for their students with drama. The course results in a Certificate of Completion recognised by the National Arts Council and is the only part-time drama pedagogical course for professionals in Singapore.

Connections 2019: Communicating Through Object Puppetry (Postponed Until Further Notice)

Join us for Communicating through Object Puppetry, a workshop conducted by Tan Beng Tian, SDEA member, artistic director of The Finger Players, and director of *Not In My Lifetime?*. How can everyday objects be animated to aid communication with our students? How can puppetry help in building social-emotional skills? With **80%** of students with special needs in mainstream schools, and the remaining in special educational schools, what can educators in both learn from one another?

SDEA Introduction to Drama

This bridging module aims introduce the elements of drama education. Participants will learn practical strategies that can be applied during classroom drama lessons across various age groups. Upon completion of this module, participants will gain a better understanding of the various ways to facilitate learning and teaching through drama.

Writing Scripts For Young People

Ever had a performance thrown onto you and not know where to begin? Fear not, as we hear you! Join us on Saturday morning as we ”power up” our knowledge on scriptwriting with Michelle Tan. In this workshop, you will learn tips and tricks on how to begin writing a script for young people. What are you waiting for? Click here to sign up!

2018

SDEA Drama Pedagogy: Essential Teaching and Learning Approaches course - 3rd intake

This 40-hour certification course provides participants with fundamental pedagogical knowledge and skills to help them create meaningful and imaginative learning experiences for their students with drama. The course results in a Certificate of Completion recognised by the National Arts Council and is the only part-time drama pedagogical course for professionals in Singapore.

2017

SDEA Masterclass: Designing Assessment Literacy in Drama Education with Dr Peter Duffy

As drama practitioners, how then do we utilise assessments as a means to sit beside students in their learning? How do we help our students shape their understanding of the practice and craft of theatre and the content of instruction? Through the process of planning formative and summative assessments, participants in the masterclass will learn how focusing on specific, authentic tasks within instruction and reflection strengthen teaching.

SDEA Drama Pedagogy: Essential Teaching and Learning Approaches course - 2nd intake

Facilitated by leading teaching artists in the industry, the practical 40-hour course is designed to guide participants to consider essential principles all drama instructors need to be familiar with when preparing and conducting drama lessons with groups. The course results in a Certificate of Completion recognised by the National Arts Council – the minimum pedagogical qualifications required for NAC-AEP instructors leading the 2017/2018 cycle.

Exploring the Work of Jacques Lecoq Workshop

In this practical workshop, participants will explore Jacques Lecoq's theories on levels of tension through physical play. The levels of tension will be applied in character creation and to structure improvised dramatic scene work.

Devising Workshop in conjunction with Goodman Arts Centre Open House

In conjunction with the Tanjong Goodman Open House 2017, SDEA presents an interactive workshop that looks into the process of devising by engaging participants to express their views on issues that matter through games, improv and stimuli like text or pictures.

Commedia dell'Arte Masterclass for Teaching Artists is back!

Following an over-subscribed masterclass last October, SDEA is pleased to welcome back Commedia dell'Arte master - Marco Luly! This November, Marco will be facilitating two exclusive masterclasses for drama educators, directors and artists. Commedia dell'Arte offers a very valuable training in improvisation, comedy, mask and pantomime. Furthermore, the discipline improves self-awareness and participation in group work.

SDEA Talk: Drama, Cognition and Creativity with Dr Peter Duffy

This presentation draws upon decades of cognitive science, creativity, drama/theatre and education research to demonstrate why enactive pedagogies such as drama should figure centrally into schooling practices. Peter’s research makes the case for embodied and social cognition in learning as well as look at the role that metaphor and cognitive linguistics plays in how we conceptualise and frame learning.

2016

SDEA's Masterclass: Self-With-Others Actor Training

On 13 February 2016, John Britton led a masterclass on ‘Self-With-Others’ - an improvisation-based physical approach to training as a performer. The masterclass was a positive experience for participants who were a mix of drama educators and theatre practitioners. The approach encouraged a creative daring and helped them understand how to empower and embolden the people they work with.

Demonstration/Talk: Commedia Dell'Arte Day 2016

On 24 February 2016, SDEA was proud to host actor/director master of Commedia dell’Arte from Italy Marco Luly and Singapore’s International award-winning storyteller Roger Jenkins in celebration of Commedia dell’Arte Day 2016.

Getting The Best Out Of NAC-AEP Seminar (4th Run)

The fourth run of the Getting The Best Out of NAC-AEP Seminar on 26 April 2016 was facilitated by Peggy Ferroa and Serene Chen. The Getting The Best Out of NAC-AEP Seminar guides teachers on selecting appropriate NAC Arts Education Programmes (NAC- AEP) in line with school's objectives, student profiles, desired outcomes and budget.

Masterclass Series: Communicating With Puppets

Artistic director of Paper Monkey Theatre Ltd and puppet master Benjamin Ho facilitated the ‘Communicating with Puppets’ masterclass on 16 January 2016. Benjamin introduced different kinds of puppets like rod puppets and hand puppets as well as shed light on which best matched different student profiles.

Masterclass Series: Directing for the Drama Facilitator and Teacher

The Finger Players' Company Director Chong Tze Chien facilitated the ‘Directing for the Drama Facilitator and Teacher’ masterclass on 23 January 2016. It was a popular masterclass which unpacked the complexities of theatre direction and covered skills such as script interpretation via stage blocking, effective communication with actors, incorporating design and staging devises in storytelling.

SDEA Drama Pedagogy: Essential Teaching and Learning Approaches course

Facilitated by leading teaching artists in the industry, the practical 40-hour course is designed to guide participants to consider essential principles all drama instructors need to be familiar with when preparing and conducting drama lessons with groups. The course results in a Certificate of Completion recognised by the National Arts Council – the minimum pedagogical qualifications required for NAC-AEP instructors leading the 2017/2018 cycle.

SDEA Masterclass: Commedia dell’Arte for Teaching Artists

SDEA is pleased to have master of Commedia dell’Arte Marco Luly back to facilitate a special masterclass for teaching artists. The masterclass unpacks the main features of the theatre form such as movement, mime and vocal modulation. It also provides you the opportunity to experience actor-training with a focus on body expression, body mastery and improvisation to cultivate self-awareness as well as precision in the use of gestures and voice.

SDEA Pilot Certification Programme: The Nuts and Bolts of Teaching Drama

A series of 4 workshops is designed to lead participants to consider some of the essential principles all drama teachers need to be familiar with when preparing and conducting drama lessons with groups. This profile group helped to shape the content of upcoming Continuing Education & Training (CET) programme that supports the needs, lifestyle and challenges as a drama educator.

2015

Swopshop: Primal

On 19 September 2015,18 participants were treated to a boundary breaking and invigorating Swopshop led by Singaporean theatre actor and founder of Pink Gajah Theatre - Sharda Harrison.

Masterclass Series: Creating an Atmosphere of Possibility

Experiential therapist Sharmini Winslow facilitated the energizing psychodrama masterclass ‘Creating an Atmosphere of Possibility’ on the 31 October 2016 at the Winslow Clinic. 20 participants were treated to an enriching psychodrama experience that changed their perspectives about challenging moments in their teaching journey. For most, it was their first encounter with psychodrama and it proved to be an eye-opening experience.

Masterclass Series: Devising

On 14 November 2015, Singapore Polytechnic lecturer and theatre practitioner Oniatta Effendi facilitated a masterclass on devising attended by 15 drama educators. She provided a unique lens about the role of the facilitator and sparked a discussion on the importance of developing a spirit of civic-consciousness in youths through devise work.

2014

Asian Civilisations Museum Workshop

SDEA conducted a workshop on 27 January 2014 for ACM administrators and art educators on using handheld museum replicas as group management and educational tools; and sharing how to match arts educators to ACM programmes.

Getting the best out of AEP

This programme helps teachers to make informed choices when selecting appropriate arts programmes across different art forms (dance, drama, music, literary and visual arts) that are suitable for their students’ needs.

Masterclass: Arts as a Tool in Community Engagement with Janet Pillai

How do artists select appropriate mediums and develop appropriate programming for the communities they work with? This materclass is designed specially for artists, artist educators and pedagogues of all art forms who would like to look at innovative methods to inspire and challenge community groups.

Getting the best out of NAC-AEP Seminar (2nd Run)

Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA) and National Arts Council (NAC) have co-designed a programme, “Getting the Best out of Arts Education Programmes (AEP)” for teachers who plan and purchase NAC-AEP Arts Education Programmes for their students. This is a rerun seminar for those who have missed out previously and especially for teachers who are new to buying NAC-AEP Arts Education Programmes.

Masterclass: Sourcing Within with Ang Gey Pin

Learn to build your creative materials as well as bridge creative impulses and intuitions to the audience. Performance will then become a means of connecting thoughts, intentions, associations, imageries and human relations. This masterclass lead you to self-discover and find refreshing new ways in physical and vocal embodiment and organic approach to performing.

The O.P.E.N.: Conversations on Arts Festival and connections with Arts Education

Amidst the changing landscape in arts education practices in Singapore, SDEA member Noorlinah Mohamed, Director of The O.P.E.N. talks about the new Singapore International Festival of Arts and its engagement initiative The O.P.E.N. and how it relates to arts education.

2012

Masterclass: Drama as a Cross-Curricular Pedagogy by Pamela Bowell

Human beings learn naturally through drama. Our brains are ‘wired’ for it. This workshop facilitated by Pamela who is Chair of National Drama, the UK’s leading subject association for drama teachers and theatre educators, explores how teachers can move on from using one or two individual drama strategies and start to build effective dramas by combining strategies together.