Creative INSET: Using playfulness and physicality to learn and grow

A New Direction and Complicite present a day long INSET which will give you a chance to practically explore Complicite’s approaches to devising theatre and reflect on how to embed these in your own teaching practice.

Date: 14 January 2020, 09:30 – 16:30
Location: Graeae Theatre Company, Bradbury Studios, 138 Kingsland Road, E2 8DY
Cost: Free

Posted: 10/08/2019

The day will start like any day in the Complicité rehearsal room – playing games. Games that encourage the notion of a team and that brings out playfulness. A good game immediately puts a group into a state of readiness and makes the steps to devising much easier.

The day will enable you to find your own way of responding to a subject matter with physicality and theatricality. How experimentation and playfulness can provide momentum for creativity across your school and the curriculum.

The day will be physical so please dress in loose comfortable clothes that you can move in and trainers or bare feet.

Learning outcomes for participants:

  • To support teachers in their understanding of drama exercises and games to support their teaching across all subjects.

  • To demonstrate and to reflect on how play is important for young people’s learning and to do this collaboratively. And how risk-taking is part of this.

  • To demonstrate and reflect on how play can help students to make sense of the world through collaboration, ensemble work and storytelling.

  • Games to play and exercises to do with your students to bring a subject to life

This event is suitable for teachers and teaching assistants working in London schools, from all disciplines, Key Stages and educational settings, with an interest in creative learning. We regret that this session is not open to colleagues from cultural organisations or freelancers working with schools.

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