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Workshops for Teachers and Student Teachers

These practical professional development workshops are led by Muireann Ahern and are open to all primary and post-primary teachers who are interested in drama and theatre practise. The overall aim of the workshop is to enable teachers to devise and structure rich learning situations through drama. The workshop will also focus on physical theatre and how it might be applied in the classroom.

"Muireann’s experience as a theatre artist and her understanding of the school context means everything covered is relevant." – Past Participant.

The Workshop

  • How to devise and structure rich learning situations through drama
  • The relationship between Teacher and Performer
  • How the teacher’s focus can become the child’s focus
  • Empowering the child or young person – How to bring your listeners with you


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Click here to read Muireann Ahern's professional biography.

“Really enjoyable, excellent introduction to physical theatre.”

“An enjoyable way to bring the drama curriculum to life. I will benefit from this as well as my students.”

“They showed me that everything is possible. I know this will help me during my teaching career.”

"When the exciting Revised Curriculum for Primary schools was launched in 1999 Muireann was on hand to be part of the implementation team. She has given outstanding assistance to her peer teachers in nurturing best pedagogic practice for the arts section of the Curriculum."
John Coolahan, Professor Emeritus NUI Maynooth

"Muireann brings a deep understanding of drama in the curriculum to the workshops she facilitates for children and teachers. This understanding underpins her work in theatre in the education setting and in her collaborations with artists."
Mary Manley Deputy Director (Operations) PDST Team