TheatrEd and 21st Century Skills Acting Together!
This presentation, for Coordinators and Heads, will analyse the new Framework for 21st Century Learning and show how The Performers Theatre in Education develops a number of the skills espoused in this extensive document. We will analyse concepts such as the Learning and Innovation Skills or 4 Cs: Communication, Critical thinking, Collaboration and Creativity which are recognised widely as abilities required by Students to enter successfully into the complex life and work environments of the future. We will also tap into Sir Ken Robinson's philosophy and check out how the introduction of the Arts and Creativity as policy in schools can transform education. Finally, we will look at how the values and personal or citizenship skills which contribute to well being and Students' necessary career and life skills, underpin all the plays presented by The Performers. The Heads and Coordinators will leave with much food for thought and a better understanding of why it is imperative to include the Arts and Creativity in their school development plans.
Susan has a B.Ed. (Hons.) degree from Warwick University in UK. She has played many roles in her long career: Teacher, Head of Dept, Teacher Trainer, Conference Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, Materials Writer, Researcher, On-line tutor, TIE Adviser for The Performers and Webinar Presenter. She is former Coordinator of English in Action, training twenty teachers to teach English through Drama in Special Education, through blended learning. Presently she is founder and Director of SHELTA, Susan Hillyard's English Language Teachers' Academy. Her interests lie in Inclusion, Drama for ELT, Spoken English, Global Issues, World Englishes, Teacher Development and Trainer Training.