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Syllabus links for Puppetry

Puppetry can be used in a variety of subject areas and with a range of age groups to support student learning outcomes:

  • English 7-10

In English, puppetry can be used to support a range of learning outcomes. For example:

Outcome 6: A student draws on experience, information and ideas to imaginatively and interpretively respond to and compose texts.

Outcome LS.11: A student views and responds to a range of visual texts, media and multimedia.

Students learn to:

  • make oral presentations that demonstrate a personal point of view, including speeches and drama performances

  • use verbal, aural and visual techniques to create imaginative texts

  • express a point of view in relation to the content or presentation of a film or video eg plot, storyline, characters, setting, costumes, props, special effects.

Students learn about:

  • techniques for effective speaking in formal and informal contexts

  • the structures and features of imaginative texts including characterisation, setting, tension and climax, chronology and time, narrative voice, effective beginnings and endings

  • the variety of formats in which visual texts, media and multimedia may be presented.

Links with other syllabuses:

History: Learning about historical event through puppetry.

Technology and Design: Designing and constructing lighting and sound effects for a performance or play.

Visual arts: Designing puppets, sets and props for a performance.