Faruk Hoosain: Using drama as learning

Profile: Mohamed Faruk Hoosain

Faruk Hoosain has an M.A. in curriculum development from the University of Natal and has been involved in education from 1977. His teaching experience ranges from teaching Grade R to Grade 12 including FET colleges and lecturing to university undergraduates and post graduates. He was involved in teacher training in KZN. Faruk was a curriculum development officer and also an education planner in Natal before his promotion as a Deputy Director: Curriculum at the National Department of Education. He was on the task team to re-design the curriculum to suit a post-Apartheid era. Faruk has been involved in every phase of the curriculum development and refinement from 1995 till present. He has published 5 texts on Arts and Culture and wrote and directed 5 plays to critical acclaim. Since 1998 he joined C.L.A.S.S. Consulting as its Curriculum Director and Master Trainer. In this capacity Faruk has trained both nationally and internationally. C.L.A.S.S. Consulting’s services under Faruk’s stewardship is respected by the National and Provincial Departments of Education for creative classroom learning methods, assessment, management skills, research on underperforming schools and teacher development.  Faruk has also written internationally benchmarked curriculum standards for the South African Qualifications Authority in Adult Education, Early Childhood Development, The Arts, and the Paralegal fields. He is an external Umalusi moderator for two independent examination bodies, as well as a site verification evaluator of schools.  He has received the UNESCO affiliated International Association of Colleges award for 6 years running in recognition of his Excellence in Education.

Using drama as learning

Liberating Theatre
Theatre message for man in the street
Two sides of the toffee apple
Using Shakespeare to beat today’s problems
Faruk’s lines make the floorboards creak
Labour relations prompted playwright to write play