“Drama for learning”
The Walking Theatre Company have amassed a vast experience in workshop, corporate team-building, and forum theatre events, as well as unique outdoor walking theatre, including being part of a training team teaching ‘Ethics’ to brokers for the FSA back in the heady days of the London Stock Markets!
In May 2013, two of our talented team, Karen Bartke and Andy Paterson, travelled North to the Black Isle, to lead a day training through forum theatre for a group undertaking a ‘Growth Through Leadership’ course through the Social Enterprise Academy.
The Social Enterprise Academy (SEA) is a social enterprise which delivers learning and development programmes for anyone working for social purpose. Providing programmes in Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Social Impact Measurement for people and organisations at any stage in their development, SEA works with a variety of diverse individuals including young people in or out of education, to chief executives of emerging and mature organisations.
All delegates on the course had previously completed 10 days of the Growth Through Leadership programme run by SEA, which focuses on developing;
- Emotional Intelligence
- Team Work
The overall aim of the programme is to develop these skills in order to help those who undertake the course grow as individuals, and able to engage more with their local community and in their work environment.
TWTC developed bespoke scripts focussing upon the clients key messages and themes and tailored to reflect the real lives and experience of the learners taking part.
Karen and Andy hosted a day of workshops, which saw the group connecting with drama and performance as a diverse way of learning and confidence building. Forum theatre allows individuals to really get involved with performance, and encourages people to use and develop skills they were previously unaware they had.
As the delegates on the Growth Through Leadership programme had already completed 10 days of course, the Drama for Learning workshops allowed them to use what they had learnt during this time, using drama to implement their learning.