Theatre in education


A three-day training programme on theatre-in-education will be held at the Christ University campus in the city from September 24-26. The programme, conducted by Script People’s Theatre, is designed to  develop skills, promote age-specific learning and documentation. Using theatre as an educational tool for academia and community, the teachers’ training workshop is an ideal platform to assist educators looking to learn about theatre elements that could be applied in teaching core subjects. The objective is to familiarise educators with the concept of learning and using the experiential methodology of theatre to fulfil educational needs.

This process-oriented learning is also a good way of teaching invaluable social and life skills such as interpersonal communication, team-building, creative problem solving, leadership, critical thinking, group decision-making and self expression. “I have used some of the techniques of theatre-in-education in my classroom and learning has become very exciting now,” says Geetha Kudtharkar, a teacher at G.E.A.R. School in Bangalore . “We use the tableau method to highlight certain current issues in our morning assembly at school every day and looking at its success, some of my colleagues have also started implementing these methods in their teaching,” she said.

Teachers, facilitators, lecturers, functionaries of child care institutions and people who work with children, youth and trainers are eligible to participate. The training fee of Rs. 6000 is inclusive of food. Accommodation will be provided for outstation participants at the Christ University guest house within the campus. Contact Rajesh P I on 98450 75825 or 080-64504665 for more information.

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