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New ways of understanding ourselves
Our take on learning is not, as you might imagine, about the act of educating people through imparting knowledge and training.
The Latin word 'educere' means 'to lead out', 'to draw out'', 'to bring from'.
Each of us has our own innate understanding of ourselves and the world around us. However, this understanding needs to be properly cared for, given scope to develop. It needs first to be located, accessed, and then developed.
In AlternativeTheatre, we have one of the most powerful forms of Learning. In AlternativeShakespeare, we have a Theatre that is incredibly potent. In AlternativeBeing, we have a new way of approaching the future.
AlternativeUnderstanding uses these to better understand ourselves and the world around us; It does so through the power and universality of creating and telling stories.
Our AlternativeUnderstanding Experience is Locating, Accessing and Developing the multi-pronged knowledge within us.
How we develop AlternativeUnderstanding
Asking questions, even when there are no apparent answers
Re-developing ourselves, by ourselves, through ourselves
Re-energising existing plays/books/poems/lyrics
Scraping off the outer crust of our literary heritage
Focusing on ourselves and the world around us
Not unreservedly accepting what we are told
Working together in a caring, sharing way
Theatre workshops and techniques
Reading & understanding Plays
Creating exciting theatre and new Stories