Publication details

Pair teaching - create an immersive experience

Authors

DOHNALOVÁ Šárka ANDRÁŠIK Tomáš

Year of publication 2019
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Citation
Description Facilitating a structured drama in a team of 2 provides more possibilities for the use of TiR (teacher-in-role). In fact it shows how one teacher can move the action from within the drama while the other facilitates and explains from the leader´s position. We will show you how to use this possibility to make drama more immersive and "dramatic" based on the example of a story by Charles Dickens that touches topics such as social awareness and personality development. Discover with us the gifts of being two instead of one in storytelling, facilitation, and in a reflection of the outcomes. Drama, especially structured drama, has many techniques and conventions that are very useful in ELT for language skills development, like overheard conversation to promote listening skills, hot-seating to promote speaking skills, reading pre-prepared texts to advance the story/action as well as to develop reading skills, and writing in role to explore the characters and their motives and to develop writing . The workshop will show you how to use drama conventions in a structure that helps develop communication, grammar, the aforementioned language skills. It will provide examples of how to adjust these techniques for learners of different language levels, as well as how to explore vocabulary and drill grammar, while remaining within the framework of a story. Come to our pre-conference session to learn more about this possibility within drama teaching/leading.