WORKSHOP ON“THEATRE IN EDUCATION”
K.R. Mangalam World School, GK II, organized an interactive and creative workshop on, “Theatre in Education,” for the teachers on 10 September, 2016.
The workshop was conducted by Dr. Kuljeet Singh, an acclaimed theatre personality and a professor from Delhi University. The workshop aimed at developing skills and a great opportunity to understand how to be an actor, how to play, how to interact as a teacher, role model, parent, and participant in any facet of life. Not only does it help enhance social skills, theatre is used to bring out other educational characteristics like knowledge, inquiry and problem solving, communication, values and goal setting. The resource person exhorted that theatre is a composite art form, which assists people to express and explore. Theatre also helps children to overcome inhibitions and help them express themselves, their aspirations, fears and desires.
Mr. Singh recommended Augusto Boal’s remarkable book, “Theatre of the Oppressed”, a marvelous example of the post-modern situations – its problems and its opportunities.
He also engaged teachers in many enlivening games and made each one present, participate enthusiastically. These games made it evident that teachers should learn to give and take simultaneously and should live for the moment.
Indeed a stimulating and edifying workshop which concluded on a cheerful note and self realization that there is so much more to learn, theatre being one of the imperative tools.