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Category: experiential learning

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“Humour is a learning juggernaut”

An unexpected benefit of having Covid recently was having the time to finish reading a wonderful book called “Your Brain on Art – How the Arts Transform Us.” It really cheered me up and made me think about all the fun I’ve had over the years working with our team of professional actors and how […]

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Bullying and Harassment

Brace yourselves, because we’re about to tackle a tough topic head-on—the nightmare of dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace. Dealing with toxic staff members who unleash this unacceptable behaviour on colleagues is not easy. But complacency is not an option if we want to have healthy workplaces. Through our Forum Theatre workshops we […]

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Immersive learning and why Forum Theatre gets results.

Forum theatre or drama-based learning is an immersive style of learning. Immersive learning aims to create a deeply engaging and interactive learning experience. ✅ It typically involves the use of simulations. Here are 6 reasons why immersive learning gets results: 1. Active Learning: Immersive learning encourages active participation and engagement from learners. Instead of passively receiving […]

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Involve, Engage, Change

These 3 little words are a shorthand way of describing what we do. They are also our strapline. But what do they actually mean? And what are we doing when we involve, engage and change? Involve: The starting place is our user-research. Often, this will include one-to-one interviews and group discussions. These activities enable us […]

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Are you looking for high-impact face-to-face workshops for managers?

Forum Theatre or drama-based learning, is an ideal approach for any workplace issue where there needs to be a behavioural change. For example: All difficult management conversations: – managing conflict within your team – managing underperformance – managing sickness – managing change programmes – addressing inappropriate behaviours All equity, diversity and inclusion issues All issues […]

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L&D December 2020 What Matters Now?

Back in June we did some research with L&D professionals to find out what was top of their agenda. Six months ago there were 3 consistent themes that emerged from our question What Matters? 1. Wellbeing of staff Top of the agenda was the health and wellbeing of staff and the desire for that to […]

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Facilitators of Freedom #onlinelearning

Carl Rogers described teaching as ‘unimportant and vastly overvalued’, he took issue with the teacher as expert, superior, authority figure model that our education system is built on, where teachers pour knowledge into the heads of their students. Teaching doesn’t automatically equal learning. In work-based learning it’s important to remember that an online course, or […]

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Returning to Freedom (To Learn) #onlinelearning

One of the positives to come out of the last few weeks for me is the focus on learning. This includes conversations we had as part of our recent research: L&D June 2020 What Matters? Interviewees working in organisations who were previously resistant to moving to digital learning, were energised and excited about the changes […]

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