Engage, enhance, enliven: Practical tips and techniques for enhancing learner engagement
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Participate in lively, practical exercises to learn skills that better engage learners. Explore ways to maintain presence in the learning environment and use interactive games, simulation activities and other dynamic techniques.
This full-day in-house workshop introduces participants to a range of strategies and techniques that will keep learners engaged. Through active participation, facilitator Angie Farrow will 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:
- 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 is this in-house workshop for?
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.
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.
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