Workshops und Schulungen

Workshop: Performance, Pedagogy, and the Information Economy: Teaching in the Wake of Post-Industrialisation

Friday, 01. December 2017
10.00 – 15.00

University of Konstanz, Y 132

The Humanities Pedagogy Workshop series team

Prof. Kim Solga, Professor of Theatre Studies at Western University, Canada

This event is part of the event series „The Humanities Pedagagy Workshop“.

Dr. Kim Solga is Professor of Theatre Studies at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. She is the current editor of Theatre Research in Canada / Recherches théatrâles au Canada. Her books include Theatre& Feminism (2015), Performance and the Global City (2013), and Violence Against Women in Early Modern Performance (2009). Since 2013, Professor Solga has been writing about pedagogy, performance, and activism in its broadest senses at The blog is followed by 1,275 readers. Professor Solga will offer a workshop that draws on her work on her teaching blog as well as on her latest teaching-research project. It will invite participants to think about the ways in which performance-driven pedagogies can contribute to the broad-spectrum training of workers in post-industrial economies, while also offering robust critiques of the assumptions (about creativity, “experience”, and the demographics of post-industrialisation) on which that economy is based.

The series‘ general scope:

How do we teach? How would we like to teach? How were we taught? How do others teach? How could we teach differently? And whom do we teach – and to what ends? As lecturers in the Humanities, we find these questions endlessly fascinating, and we found that they are best explored in lively discussion. The Humanities Pedagogy Workshop is a reading and discussion forum for regular discussion of practices, books and articles on teaching in higher education, with the aim of re-evaluating our own roles as educators, along with our objectives and methodology. We also frequently organise half-day workshops with invited colleagues We want to establish a dialogue on educational practices and what could be termed a “teaching philosophy”, a space in which we can explore topics related to teaching and learning in higher education, debate the implications of particular readings on our practice, and think about teaching and learning in new ways.
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