Workshop Details

This full-day 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 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. 

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.

Taking that next step in your professional learning and development is easy with Ako Aotearoa. Everything we do is evidence-based. Everything you’ll learn is practical, high-quality, effective and sustainable.

We offer three main ways to learn and develop with us.

  1. In-house Learning & Development
    We can come to you to deliver in-house professional development. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget.
  2. Public Workshops
    Come to one of our half-day or full-day public workshops taking place throughout the year in different parts of the country.
  3. Online learning courses
    Our online courses use a combination of  synchronous and asynchronous, facilitated learning and incorporate time for practical application. 

See the full range available: Professional Learning and Development Flyer (PDF, 400 KB)