PS200 - Shakespeare in Action

  • Ciclo: 2019
  • Nivel: Primary / Secondary
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Estado: Terminado
  • Lugar: ESSARP
  • Capacitador/es: Susan Cocimano

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1 18 Feb 2019 09:30 AM 12:30 PM


Susan Cocimano

Drama Teacher/Trainer, Susan specialises in drama and creativity; tools that enable a novel insight for teaching and learning creatively across the curriculum. She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Shakespeare from the University of Warwick. Her aim is to encourage both teachers and students to experience Shakespeare in a more dynamic and challenging manner, introducing new techniques and skills. Susan was Coordinator of the Arts Department in secondary at Cardinal Newman (2009-2016) and taught Drama in Education at St. Trinnean Teacher's College (2001-2017). She is a Cambridge Speaking Examiner and co-founder of Full Circle English.


This course is directed to Literature,Language and Drama Teachers both in primary and secondary interested in introducing and approaching Shakespeare actively


Objectives and benefits of Teaching Shakespeare Actively
Students will:
- Improve knowledge and understanding of the plays and the language
- Increase knowledge and understanding of themselves and the world they live in
- Improve skills – working together
- Improve attitudes to Shakespeare and learning
- Increase enjoyment, inspiration and creativity
- Improve skills and confidence


In today’s rapidly changing environment Shakespeare sounds outdated and irrelevant. Yet he has been in the school curriculum for a reason. The question on this occasion is not only “why” but “how”.

Teaching Shakespeare actively has developed as a pedagogy that has changed paradigms giving a new stance to the questions "why" and "how".
In order to make Shakespeare accessible to students, it needs to unfold within a framework that will sustain it.
Most important, it requires teachers that are willing to make changes.
This is not impossible, but it entails moving out of a comfort zone that contains and provides self-assurance and becoming a teacher who helps students to search rather than follow.

Challenging and in many ways, frightening.


During this workshop, teachers will go through a wide range of activities, techniques and strategies that will foster student involvement and allow them not only to take action but become part of the action. Establishing the world. Telling the story. Discovering characters. Exploring language. The different activities, key themes and motifs will be explored through the plays "Merchant of Venice", "Othello" and "The Tempest". However, the activities and ideas can be applied to other plays.


- Brooks, J.G. and Brooks, M.G., 1999. In search of understanding: The case for constructivist classrooms. USA: ASCD.

- Gibson, R., 1998. Teaching Shakespeare. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

- Winston, J. and Tandy, M. 2012. Beginning Shakespeare 4-11. UK: Routledge

- The RSC Shakespeare Toolkit for Teachers,2010.UK: Methuen Drama

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