By: Maria Mercedes Henao Cardenas, head of the School Counselling.
This is one of the emblematic sentences found in the programme for the Diploma in ‘Improvisational Theatre with a focus on Education.’ This course was a revelation to Maria Mercedes, the head of the School Counselling. Not only did it contribute to her personal development, but it made her reassess herself professionally, as well. In the article ‘Improvisational Theatre and School Counselling, where do they cross?’ published in the magazine ‘Hojas del Bosque’ (6th edition) of the Bosque University, Maria Mercedes takes a fresh look at teaching and ways that the improvisation techniques can be introduced into the classroom, more specifically relating to students.
We invite you to look at the whole article that offers another perspective of education that Maria Mercedes summarises as follows:
‘Theatrical improvisation is a teaching instrument that makes school counselling more flexible and adaptable. There is no doubt that with the personal and professional development of the trainer, this approach will lead to more constructive ways of learning due to the inherent respect and active listening involved. In addition, the lively, entertaining and creative aspects, the movement, the building of knowledge and the teaching of values and life-skills, will result in a comprehensive education necessary for the 21st Century.’ Maria Mercedes Henao.