Using Drama for Learning encourages each participant to understand the thinking behind using Drama as a learning tool. Teachers can use this learning within their classrooms to make their student interactions more fun and meaningful. Many participants from our UDL series have gone on to become Drama teachers in their schools, or have joined the Young People’s Theatre Programme.
Through a two-part series of workshops, teachers, theatre practitioners, educators, learning and development trainers, students of Theatre, B.Ed candidates, and anyone interested in using Drama techniques and exercises in their work. are first taught the fundamentals of facilitating a drama exercise, and are equipped with a toolkit of games and exercises. In the second part, they are shown how to plan Drama-based training engagements, and create lesson plans, with an eye on teaching objectives and the strengths of the facilitator.
In the last 5 years, we have taught many individuals the art of drama facilitation through our Using Drama for Learning workshops. We now bring this competency to your teachers through our Teaching Drama programme – a first step towards putting your staff on the road to setting up a self-reliant drama department in the long run.
The Young People’s Theatre Programme supports your teachers with Drama techniques and exercises, mentoring them to bring fresh perspective, energy, and ideas to their Drama practice.
Drama develops the teacher 360 degrees. It exposes them to new ways of engaging their students, encourages them to express themselves, and creates proactive team players who champion learning in the classroom through intensive workshops that focus on communication, interpersonal skills, team building, critical thinking, developing and maintaining a positive attitude, and working together.