Have you been nervous of teaching practice? Come to Teaching Practice: An Interactive Employability Skills Workshop

Date: Saturday 12 December 2015, 10:00-18:00
Venue: Royal Holloway, University of London, Caryl Churchill Theatre
Cost: £25 per person, which includes a catered lunch

The STR New Researchers Network is thrilled announce that registration is now open for Teaching Theatre Practice, a one-day interactive workshop event designed to help build practical drama teaching skills.

Drama departments frequently request practical, studio-based teaching experience from applicants for lectureships and teaching fellowships, but many drama postgraduates never have the opportunity to train or test their skills in teaching theatre practice. Some of us have very little exposure to the practicalities of the theatre industry or of making practical work; others have a wealth of practical experience but may never have translated this into a classroom setting, especially at university level.

Teaching Theatre Practice will feature a full day of workshops from Jaq Bessell (Guildford School of Acting), Simon Ruding (TiPP), and Melissa Blanco-Borrelli (RHUL), all academic-practitioners working to bridge the gaps between theory and practice. With the aim of arming participants to tackle studio-based drama teaching, this one-day workshop event will provide:

  • practical skills that will translate directly to a classroom setting;
  • sense of the unique challenges associated with teaching theatre practice within a university setting;
  • approaches to planning and assessment;
  • personal testimonies from working academic-practitioners;
  • a safe space to test ideas and build skills.

To register, please visit the STR website. (Because the STR site is a little ‘retro’, we can’t hyperlink you directly to the event post. Instead it will take you the the “Latest News” page where you will need to scroll down and click on the Teaching Theatre Practice link. We promise, it is there – honest. …we can also confirm the STR site will be redeveloped soon.) Head straight for the “Book Now” button at the bottom of the page and register (using PayPal).

The registration deadline is Friday 20 November. Places are extremely limited, so register now to avoid disappointment!

A limited number of RHUL postgraduate students can attend the workshop at no cost thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Department of Drama and Theatre. Please do not register online, but instead email nrn@str.org.uk for more details.

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