Engage, enhance, enliven: practical tips and techniques to enhance learner engagement
Full-day workshop | $290 + GST
About the workshop
This full-day workshop introduces participants to a range of strategies and techniques that will keep learners engaged. Through active participation, facilitator Associate Professor Angie Farrow from Massey University’s School of English and Media Studies, lead participants through lively, practical exercises as a way of experiencing and refining the associated skills introduced. Included are the following hands-on activities, where participants will:
“Attending your workshop was so cool because I had a greater set of tools to draw on and this I did from week 1. Week 1 was no power point. Mind and body exercise and tableaux became part of the class and the most amazing things happened. I think AUT got value for money!"
Patsi Davies, AUT University, Auckland workshop, February 2015
- Explore ways to maintain ‘presence’ in the learning environment
- Practice warm-ups for learning, storytelling, interactive games, simulation activities and other engagement techniques
- Consider ways of structuring activities for maximum impact
- Receive feedback on the development of new skills
Who should attend?
The workshop will be of value to all teachers, regardless of subject or teaching context, and particularly useful for those who work with reluctant or resistant students. Angie specialises in theatre, creative processes and public speaking, and is a recent recipient of a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award.
About the facilitator
Angie Farrow is an Associate Professor in the School of English and Media Studies at Massey University specialising in theatre, creative processes and public speaking. Angie has a particular interest in the creative dynamics of teaching and facilitation and has been the recipient of five teaching awards in the past twelve years including a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award in 2010. Her background in theatre has provided her with a range of techniques that include role play, interactive exercises and storytelling. Her knowledge in the fields of leadership and public communication has built over the years and her courses are strongly grounded in theory.
These workshops are part of Ako Aotearoa’s Professional Development Programme – an initiative to bring high quality, evidence-based and affordable professional development to educators and managers across New Zealand’s diverse tertiary education sector.
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