Phil Richards is available to speak and to run workshops on a range of subjects, for conferences and in-service training.
Talks and workshops on offer at present include:
Reigniting interest in learning, through creativity
The Complete Works has transformed, from a theatre company which offered education activities, to a school that teaches through creative means. As the company has developed over the last fifteen years, it has come under increasing pressure, to operate in similar ways to a mainstream school. The challenge therefore is to give young people the same opportunities they might receive in mainstream schooling, whilst ensuring that we do not re- create those aspects of school which they have rejected.
In this talk Phil examines the ways in which the company uses creative methods and techniques to re-engage disaffected young people to learn and he explores a range of alternatives to accepted models of education.
Strategies for Creative Teaching
I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
Confucius (551-479 BC)
Bring your subject to life, through ‘Enactive Learning.’ Motivate the class to work collaboratively – Inspire students to explore subjects imaginatively – Facilitate dramatic debate and encourage research. This workshop is designed to equip teachers with a wealth of practical methods, versatile techniques and fun activities to creatively transform their lessons.
Suitable for NQT’s, eager to develop their skills and experienced teachers, wishing to extend their knowledge. Especially useful for those teaching English and Humanities.