Category: Events & Conferences

Using storytelling to engage learners

What makes storytelling a useful medium for work-place learning?  Here are 4 key points for trainers, tutors and facilitators:  Teaching information doesn’t automatically lead to learning (Zunshine 2013 citing Peskin and Astington 2004) But a story can hold our attention and help us to learn.  This is because a story makes us re-think our own…



Working live and the creative process

Delegates and clients often ask us about how we develop our drama-based training programmes.  We use an approach to developing our scripts which is not dissimilar to the nature of digital texts; that is to say that they have multiple authors and are highly collaborative.  Like the digital medium they are also volatile as the audience make…



Learning can be fun!

Humour is an important weapon in the arsenal of many L&D practitioners as it is an effective way to engage people, make a vital point which learners need to retain, lessen tension and anxiety and allow people to relax, enabling them to focus. Drama-based learning and video are ideal mediums for humour and emotional engagement and whilst it is…