Happy Hour Workshop: Introduction to Performance Pedagogy

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
LIB 242
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Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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CEETL's Happy Hour Workshop series focuses on sharing faculty members’ pedagogical expertise. In this workshop, performance studies scholar Amy Kilgard, Professor of Communication Studies will share foundations for facilitating successful performance activities in the classroom. Many teachers incorporate elements of performance into their classrooms: from role playing to embodied case studies to Theatre of the Oppressed. You don’t have to be an expert to utilize and facilitate performance activities to enhance student learning. Join us for an interactive workshop to learn how you might incorporate (more) performance in your class!

In this workshop, you will: 

  • Identify benefits and challenges of using performance pedagogy in the classroom.
  • Explore three specific performance activities that may be modified and applied in a variety of teaching contexts.
  • Participate in performance activities about our roles as teachers and learners.
  • Reflect on how you might modify or adapt a performance activity for your class.

Come raise a glass with us. CEETL will provide light snacks and beer, wine, and sparkling water!

To request this workshop in your department, contact CEETL at ceetl@sfsu.edu.