Teaching & Learning


Theatre techniques for the classroom: the art of interactive teaching online 3 August - part two

06 August 2020, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm


Increase your confidence and presentation style in this workshop delivered by external speaker, Professor Jo Tomalin (San Francisco State University).

Event Information

Open to





UCL Arena Centre


This event will take place online.
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United Kingdom

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Thursday 06 August 14:00 - 16:00

External speaker, Professor Jo Tomalin (San Francisco State University) is delivering this session, which is open to all staff at UCL who teach and present to an audience. 

In this interactive workshop, you will take part in practical theatre activities and theatre games to develop your presentation and teaching style.

This will enhance your student/audience learning experience. 

This workshop will:

  • practice creative interactive teaching/learning activities
  • create a supportive classroom learning environment

Session structure

This is a hybrid course comprising 1 synchronous and 2 asynchronous sessions (approximately 2 hours each session) all conducted on Microsoft Teams:

Session 1: Available from the 3 August at 9am

Introduction - Asynchronous online self-paced introduction to interactive teaching/learning activities and tools to create a supportive classroom learning environment; (available approximately one week before session 2).

Session 2: On the 6 August from 2-4pm

Practice - Synchronous session about the value of interactivity and learning, how to develop confidence and spontaneity when you teach/present; Practical activities for creative interaction in your classroom.

Session 3: Available from the 7 August 

Follow-up (after session 2) Asynchronous online discussion reflecting on your personal experience in Session 2 and how you can apply and adapt theatre activities to improve your presentation/teaching style. Q&A.

After attending this session you will

  • understand how to use theatre techniques to improve your presentation style
  • gain confidence and spontaneity when you teach/present, and;
  • understand the value interactivity and learning

Who should attend

Postgraduate Teaching Assistants and all early career educators will find this session particularly useful.

About the Speaker

Professor Jo Tomalin

at UCL

An expert in movement, physical theatre & voice - Jo Tomalin teaches, directs, presents national & international workshops, writes Theatre & Dance reviews in the US and Europe and is a pioneer of online teaching at SF State.

More about Professor Jo Tomalin