Having spent two days with us last year, an old friend of Edge Hill, Sue Phillips, spent three days with us to showcase her approach to experiential learning: one day with secondary Undergraduates, one day with PGCE and one day with Primary students.
Sue has developed the ‘Theatre of Learning’ pedagogy. This began with an understanding of religion neutral exercises, the most well known being the Island. Sue then encouraged us to apply that thinking to a number of different religions, including stories as diverse as cosmology and homelessness. Many of the activities were participatory and the students from all three cohorts were able to engage and relate to the pedagogy in a visceral way.
Feedback from the students was stunning and they are eager to implement some of these ideas on their Professional Placements in the near future. Photos from Sue’s visit can be seen here.