Postgraduate Award in the Teaching of Shakespeare (Online)
This ground-breaking accredited online course will build your skills and knowledge in developing a high quality rehearsal-room approach to teaching Shakespeare and connect you with leading artists, scholars and practitioners from the Royal Shakespeare Company and the University of Warwick.
As you work towards the Postgraduate Award in the Teaching of Shakespeare (Online), we offer group support, tutorial guidance and connections to a community of like-minded teachers through live webinars, joint tasks and online tutorials.
Assessment is through a written journal, an uploaded video presentation and participation in the discussion forum and live webinars.
This online course is designed for teachers seeking structured and accredited professional development to improve their active teaching skills and build knowledge about Shakespeare's text, language and context.
Research shows that teachers who work together through structured and accredited training are more likely to be successful in implementing changes in their work places.
This course will appeal to teachers of English, Language Arts, Theatre/Drama and to Primary and Middle school teachers. It is particularly suitable for those who are taking their first steps with active approaches or teaching Shakespeare.
It is also suitable for those teaching international students aged 16 - 18.
The award focuses on developing core teaching skills and your growth as a reflective practitioner who will design, teach and critique an active Shakespeare lesson:
- Understanding of pedagogic principles
- Expansion of teaching repertoire and skills
- Increased levels of Shakespeare subject knowledge
- Enhanced confidence to adopt an active approach
- Greater self-awareness of strengths and areas for further professional development
Read our Teaching Shakespeare core Learning Outcomes »
Find out more about the course units and assessment in Course structure.
Find out how you will learn online in How it works.
You can apply now for the first course running from September 2012 to February 2013 or for the second course running December 2012 to May 2013.
Find out more about the course, including admission criteria and costs in Course information.