UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching
The Art of Teaching: Theatre Techniques for the Classroom
Summer term dates
July 16th 2014 from 10am-4pm
July 21st 2014 from 10am-4pm
Professor Jo Tomalin, Theatre Arts Department, San Francisco State University
training is not only for actors, but it is also of great value to
everyone - especially to those who require confidence and effective
communication skills in order to give presentations, lectures, or
speeches. The practical and theoretical theatre experiences in this
workshop also provide introductory tools to develop creative teaching
strategies that encourage student participation and, as a result,
enhance the learning experience.
This one-day workshop is designed for UCL Staff and will cover:
1. Voice skills that will enhance your communication skills - such as
how to warm up, project, and use your voice effectively.
2. Body language skills that will improve your presence and awareness of how body language affects the audience.
3. Storytelling and improvisation techniques to develop
spontaneity, and to stimulate ideas for creative teaching and learning
4. Discussion about active learning strategies to motivate students and increase class participation.
The workshop includes a combination of mini lecture, active participation and discussion in a supportive environment.
July 24th 2014 from 10am - 4pm
'More Techniques for the Classroom'
An additional day for participants of either July 16th or 21st workshops who want to have more practice applying the techniques from the first Workshop. This workshop can also be a 'standalone' session although priority will be given to those registering for two sessions.
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