EPC 2: Drama and Art in Education


S. No Topic Domain Hours
Unit – I Understanding Drama and Arts in Education

  • Meaning and Concept of ‘Art’ and ‘Arts in Education’
  • Understanding Aesthetics and its relevance in Education
  • Drama and Arts as Pedagogy of Learning and Development-understanding Drama and Arts
  • Visual & Performing Arts and their importance in teaching- learning of different subjects at school level.
  • Range of art activities in drama
  • Experiencing, responding and appreciating drama
  • Exposure to selective basic skills required for drama
  • Drama: Facilitating interest among students: planning and implementing activities
  • Enhancing learning through drama for children with and without special needs: strategies and adaptations

Must Know


Desirable to Know



Unit – II
  • Arts in Life
    • Methods of Visual Arts: Painting, Block Painting, Collage, Clay Modeling, Paper Cutting and folding
    • Knowledge of Indian Art – from earliest to the contemporary
    • Indian Festivals and Fairs, the traditions and their significance, the spirit of celebrations as a social phenomenon
    • Meaning, Objectives, Types and Styles of Indian Music
    • Importance of Music in Life
  • Creative Art
    • Creative Pictorial or Geometrical Designs
    • Surface Design-Floor Decoration (Alpana, Rangoli, Wall Decoration)
    • Poster Design (Monochrome/ Multi-colour)
    • Collecting and arranging rare Photographs, Photo Print on various themes
Must Know



Nice to Know



Sessional Work:

  • Role Playing activity for historical/ contemporary personalities wherein students play

the role of that personality to advocate his/ her opinions/ decisions/ thought processes (for

example, Akbar, Mahatma Gandhi, Galileo, Bhagat Singh etc.)

  • Write a self-reflective essay on how this course on art will make you a better teacher
  • Learn and briefly explain how music notations are made. Submit a brief report or learn

and explain the concept of composition in visual art. Submit a brief report or make

and submit a sample advertisement for a product or Learn Mudras of a classical dance

forms and hold a session for the students on that. Submit photo report of the same

  • Carry out web search on Indian sculpture and submit a brief compilation
  • Organizing Art, Craft and Music exercises with small groups followed by discussions and


  • Observe an art period in a school and briefly write your reflections on it.


Suggested Readings:

  • Chawla, S.S. (1986). Teaching of Art. Patiala: Publication Bureau, Punjabi University
  • Dodd, N. and Winifred, H. (1971/1980). Drama and Theatre in Education, London: Heinmann.
  • Efland, A. D. (1990). A History of Art Education: Intellectual and Social Currents in teaching the Visual Arts. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
  • Harriet, G. (1964). Art in Everyday Life. Calcutta: Oxford and IBH Publishing Company.
  • Khanna, S. and NBT (1992). Joy of Making Indian Toys, Popular Science. New Delhi: NBT.
  • McCaslin, N. (1987). Creative Drama in the Primary Grades. Vol. I and In the Intermediate Grades, Vol. II, New York/ London: Longman.
  • Mishra, A. (2004). Aaj bhi Khareinhai Talaab, Gandhi Peace Foundation, 5th Edition.
  • Narayan, S. (1997). Gandhi Views on Education: Buniyadi Shiksha [Basic Education]
  • The Selected Works of Gandhi; The Voice of Truth, Vol 6, Navajivan Publishing house.
  • NCERT (2006). Position Paper National Focus Group on Arts, Music, Dance and Theatre, New Delhi: NCERT.
  • Prasad, D. (1998). Art as the Basis of Education, NBT, New Delhi.
  • Sahi, J. and Sahi, R. (2009). Learning Through Art, Eklavya.
  • Shirley, G. (2000). Art, an A to Z Guide. Franklin Watts: USA.
  • Vaze, P. (1999). How to Draw and Paint Nature. Jyosna Prakashan: Mumbai.
  • Ward, A. (1993). Sound and Music. Franklin Watts: New York.
  • Ghosh, Santidev, Music and Dance in Rabindranath Tagore’s Philosophy, New Delhi: Sangeet Natak Akademi, 1978
  • Khokar, Mohan, Traditions of Indian Classical Dance, Delhi: Clarion Books, First ed., 1979
  • Kothari, Dr. Sunil (edited by), New Directions in Indian Dance, Mumbai: Marg Publications, Vol.55 No.2, December 2003.