Establishing a school-based drama programme: supporting non-specialists to plan and teach a drama programme

Josh Wong

Drama in schools came to prominence in Singapore in 2005 when the Minister of Education announced that drama could be offered as a formal curriculum subject and, subsequently, as a means of teaching and learning English Language. Since then, a number of schools have initiated their own school-based drama programmes. However, many schools in Singapore do not have teachers formally trained in drama or drama education.