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Theatre Techniques to Improve your Teaching

Mini-Course for Faculty, Spring 2012

The Center for Teaching & Learning is pleased to offer a special opportunity for Queens College faculty: a mini-course on theatre techniques and their applicability to teaching, to be offered in Spring 2012, taught by Professor Susan Einhorn, Director of the Acting Program, Department of Drama, Theatre, and Dance.

(The deadline to apply was: December 9, 2011. Applicants were contacted in December.)

Description

Whether you are relatively new to Queens College, a seasoned faculty member like myself (thirty years to date), or somewhere in between, could you use some new teaching techniques to invigorate your approach? 

From my years of training actors, I have culled exercises and techniques that will: ensure that you are present in the room and in your body; make it easier for you to find and release tension in your body, neck, face and voice; help you make and maintain eye contact with your students; and target your weaknesses as well as build upon the strengths of your communication skills. In addition to receiving my feedback, you will learn to give and receive feedback from each other, as this course will create a new and empowering forum for us to share and improve our pedagogical skills.

Dates

The mini-course will consist of seven sessions in spring 2012, all on Tuesdays, beginning at 6:00 pm.

Introductory session with dinner: 6:00-8:00 pm, President's Conference Room #2, Rosenthal Library

  • February 14

Additional sessions: 6:00-8:30 pm, The Little Theatre, King Hall, Room 115

  • March 6
  • March 20
  • April 3
  • April 24
  • May 1
  • May 15

How to apply

This course is open to all current full- and part-time faculty at Queens College. If you are interested in participating, please articulate what you consider your teaching technique weaknesses and strengths in a short statement of approximately 200 words, and submit it by Friday, December 9, using this form.

Selected participants will be notified of their acceptance by Friday, December 16.

If you have any questions...

Please contact Eva Fernández, Director, Center for Teaching & Learning.

     



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