Drama Education Across/Beyond the Curriculum

Summer Institute


The fourth UBC drama education institute is a five-day intensive that explores using drama across (and beyond) the curriculum.

Educators in contemporary learning environments are increasingly called upon to employ complex and adaptable pedagogical strategies to meet the needs of many learners.

This institute examines how drama can enhance learning experiences in multiple contexts and disciplines, through creative approaches suitable for learners of all ages, levels of ability, and cultural or linguistic backgrounds.

By combining hands-on drama-based strategies with academic literature, this course promotes engagement with learners through cognitive, kinesthetic and socio-emotional approaches.

A diverse array of drama strategies (i.e., role playing, miming, hot-seating) will be introduced to provide participants with additional teaching tools to better enhance their specific curriculum needs.

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George Belliveau is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Theatre/Drama Education.

His research interests include research-based theatre, drama and social justice (bullying), drama and L2 learning, drama across the curriculum, and Canadian theatre.

His co-authored book with Lynn Fels, Exploring curriculum: performative inquiry, role drama and learning (2008) is published by Pacific Educational Press.

UBC Vancouver Campus

Ponderosa Building E | Room 103 | Map
July 22–27, 2013
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Current UBC students can register for the courses through the Student Service Centre, using their Campus Wide Login, in one of:

  • LLED 387/96A | Secondary Theatre: Applications for Curriculum (3 credits)
  • LLED 435A/96A | Advanced Studies in Drama Education (3 credits)
  • LLED 535/96A | Theory and Research in Drama in Education (3 credits)

Admission to UBC

Undergraduate Students

All non-UBC students wishing to register in the courses must be first be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Education. Information on admission/readmission is available on the Teacher Education Office website.

Visiting Graduate Students

To be eligible for admission as a visiting student to UBC, students must be currently registered in a graduate program with good standing at the home university.

The Western Deans’ agreement does not apply to this institute program.

For assistance with the online admission procedures, contact the LLED graduate secretary:
Christopher Fernandez

UBC Students

For current tuition information please refer to the UBC Calendar.

Visiting Graduate Students

Visiting graduate students who wish to take credit courses must register for those courses and will be assessed tuition fees at the prevailing graduate per credit rate, plus authorized student fees.

Tuition fees are subject to review by The University of British Columbia.

Tuition Fee Certificates

Current UBC students may use Tuition Fee Certificates for this program. The certificate does not cover the cost of course materials or any other fees. Contact Professional Development & Community Engagement for more information:
604.822.2013 | pdce.educ@ubc.ca