1. Theatre for Education

Aim & Goals

  This course aims to help ESL students improve their communication skills in English, through the use of role-play, script-writing, and improvisation.
  Language Skills: Students will listen and read for details, and improve comprehensibility in speaking and writing, for the purpose of communicating to an audience in English.

Objectives

  Read drama scripts& Novels
  Understand the ideas and details in different kinds of scripts& Novels
  Improve listening comprehension of different types of spoken texts, speakers attitude and emotions
  Speak on a given topic for an extended period of time in an improvisation
  Speak clearly enough (pronunciation, stress, intonation) to be understood by classmates and audience
  Write dramatic scripts for different purposes and audiences

1. Critical Thinking Skills

Students will learn how to think critically in order to successfully participate in dramatic impromptu improvisations.

a. Students will be able to
b. acquire thinking skills to make critical and rational judgments
c. interpret input and understand inferences in a dramatic script or improvisation

2. Performance

Students will learn how to perform in English

a. Students will be able to perform in front of an audience in a complex culminating task
b. Students will be able to manipulate body movements and facial expressions to convey appropriate emotion and meaning in dramatizations

3. Communicative

a. Formulate, express and defend individual ideas and opinions when working on dramatic productions
b. Speak and perform on a given topic for an extended period of time
c. Participate in pair and group dramatizations on a variety of topics
d. Communicate (through speech and writing) effectively, in both imaginary and everyday situations, to meet the demands of society
e. Develop the ability to express themselves imaginatively and creatively


2. Theatre in Corporate Training & Learning & Development

In the mid-1980s, theatre and craftsmanship based conduct preparing were utilized for worker commitment fuses. In any case, during the 2000s, it was begun to be held onto as an incredible preparing system. In India, over the previous decade, theatre-based corporate preparing has developed too which isn’t insignificant pretends, ice-breakers, and group building exercises yet a genuine device.Imaginative Methodologies are utilized for prepping ability in the territories of Leadership, Unconscious Bias, Presentation Skills, Diversity and Inclusion, Self Mastery, Innovation and Creativity, and so forth.

Drama Based Training

Drama based training in corporates is modern ways to create diversity and inclusion between employees. Making use of Theatre and Drama throughout corporate learning and advancement is not about developing actors but about supplying people skills forever in addition to business. Taking improvisation methods from the theatre in addition to applying them within a new business setting allows an individual to explore an array of problems.

The term Drama based training emerged from ‘Dramatization instruction’ and ‘Theatre for Development’, Dramatization Based Training (DBT) is neither a ‘pretend’ nor a method for instructing ‘acting strategies’ for business. It is somewhat about learning through involvement.

Soft skills play a significant role in determining a person’s success and happiness.

Skills Development - Theatre-based training ensures application, engagement and brings changes in overall behavioural skills. The following skills are increasingly being honed

Self-Confidence - The secret tools behind one’s happiness in life. Theatre helps to build self-confidence by encouraging participants to maintain eye contact while talking and to speak more clearly. Theatre training is also being used to help females affected with home violence.

Oral Communication - With structured and rehearsed processes, participants learn to speak more clearly, precisely and with more confidence, while learning how to vary their pitch and tone. They also learn the power of pause, the impact of body language, and how expressions play a prime role in communication.

Listening Skills - Listening is a skill that is usually hard to teach through any other form of training, but by listening to others’ dialogues effectively, paying attention to body language and intentional pauses, theatre can make a difference.

Teamwork - This is one of the highest rated parameters (along with communication) by the participants. They understand and start valuing the contribution of each member, irrespective to their role, which is a very powerful realization about teamwork. Theatre brings people together and enables teamwork.

Self-Discipline - This is one of the highest rated parameters (along with communication) by the participants. They understand and start valuing the contribution of each member, irrespective to their role, which is a very powerful realization about teamwork. Theatre brings people together and enables teamwork.

Self-Discovery - As the group works together both formally and informally for days at a time, it helps them understand their potential, their strengths, weaknesses and impact on others.


Conclusion

Experiential training has always had a great impact. Theatre-based training brings joy, engagement and a true return on investment.

Based on our first-hand experience and other secondary research, theatre can be a new concept and methodology for corporate training to enhance many business competencies, including leadership, communication, creativity, team building, and management skills. As an art form it provides space for participants to explore about themselves through reflection and observation. BAAFTA feelstheatre-based training is an “antidote to workplace negativity.”