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The Art of Teaching: Theatre Techniques for the Classroom

1 July 2014

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Professor Jo Tomalin from San Francisco State University will be at UCL in July to host a series of theatre training workshops designed to help staff develop their teaching.

She believes that theatre training can benefit anyone who needs confidence and communication skills in order to give presentations, lectures or speeches.

Her workshops will also give attendees the tools to develop creative teaching strategies that encourage student participation. 

Each of the initial one-day workshops, scheduled for 16 and 21 July, will cover:

  • Voice skills that will enhance your communication skills - such as how to warm up, project and use your voice effectively.
  • Body language skills that will improve your presence and awareness of how body language affects the audience.
  • Storytelling and improvisation techniques to develop spontaneity, and to stimulate ideas for creative teaching and learning activities.
  • Discussion about active learning strategies to motivate students and increase class participation. 

An additional workshop for those who have already attended one of the earlier dates and want to continue developing their techniques will take place on 24 July.


Initial workshops: 16 and 21 July, 10am–4pm

Additional workshop: 24 July, 10am–4pm


Staff who sign up to attend the event will receive venue details

Visit the Single Training Booking System to book your place on one of the initial workshops on 16 or 21 July, or the additional session on 24 July.

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