Forum Theater: Inclusive Pedagogy
Facilitators: Dr. Sherry Deckman, Assistant Professor, Department of Middle and High School Education, Lehman College and Judith Ross-Bernstein, Assistant Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
Please join faculty at the CFE as we investigate the potential of using Forum Theater in the classroom. Forum Theater in the classroom asks students to enact a scenario, taking on multiple perspectives, and envisioning myriad approaches and outcomes. Teachers can apply this technique to nearly every discipline. In the process of participating in Forum Theater, students are involved in developing their senses, building and activating background knowledge, asking questions, determining what is important, making inferences, and synthesizing the material they have read. As an active and dramatic teaching activity, Forum Theater supports student development and promotes inclusive classrooms.
Faculty in this workshop will:
-Identify dramatic activities that promote inclusive classrooms and educational development settings
-Consider scenarios about diversity across disciplines or educational contexts to consider alternatives and possibilities
-Apply insights about diversity and theater-based activities via critical reflection
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 10:50am to 12:05pm
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