new ways of understanding ourselves
Our take on Education 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 education.
In AlternativeShakespeare, we have a Theatre that is incredibly potent.
AlternativeEducation 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 AlternativeEducation Experience
Locating / Accessing / Developing the knowledge that is within us is multi-pronged.
Here are just some ways we've gone about doing that, in no particular order:
Theatre workshops and techniques
Reading & understanding Plays
Creating new Stories
Creating new Theatre
Re-energising existing plays/books/poems/lyrics etc
Scraping off the outer crust of our literary heritage
Developing ourselves, by ourselves, through ourselves
Focusing on ourselves and the world around us
Working together in a caring, sharing way
Not unreservedly accepting things we are told
Asking questions, even when there are no apparent answers