Theatre Education Expert to Train Teachers in Assessment Skills
Teachers from Barbados and seven other Caribbean territories will upgrade their performance assessment skills when Dr Dani Lyndersay of UWI St. Augustine’s Centre for Festival Arts hosts a three day workshop from December 9-11 at Divi Southwinds Resort, St. Lawrence.
The workshop is part of the Caribbean Secondary Schools’ Drama Festival organised by the Barbados Association of Drama Educators later this month. According to Vice President of BADE, “It was evident from the CSEC performance skills exams that teachers needed help in assessing performances.” Students completing the CSEC Theatre Arts Syllabus are required to complete three performances before taking the written examination. These performances are assessed by their teachers as well as a CSEC moderator and formative and ongoing assessment is part of the creative process of any performer.
She began her own theatre education as a student of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the 1960s and later received a Master of Arts in Theatre in Education from the University of Victoria, Canada. After working as a Senior Arts fellow at several universities in Africa, Dr Lyndersay earned her doctorate in Theatre from the University of Nigeria in 1988. During her career, she co-founded Arts-in-Action, a theatre-in-education company and has conducted numerous workshops around the world.
Teachers from the secondary schools who currently offer the CSEC Theatre Arts to students and teachers at sixth form schools are invited to attend the workshop.