The Day of the Show!

The Day of the Show!

It was the day of the show! These graduate students I worked with were amazing. In less than 10 days they learned basic drama techniques to help devise a piece of theatre that was meaningful to them. The topic was about the social phenomenon of English Education in Korea. These are pre-service and in-service English Educators.

They took short interviews they conducted with their students, colleagues, and parents and we talked about them and used them to devise this fantastic piece of theatre. After the performance, audience members and performers engaged in dialogue about the topic. The students who performed lead these discussions in small groups and then we came back as a large group and debriefed.  I was so proud of them.

After they had a party for me and we all celebrated the hard work we did. I then traveled outside of Seoul with my friends to have a celebratory dinner and drinks!

I will remember this time in Seoul as one in which I saw a different perspective on the value of education.  It is such a powerful tool to spark dialogue, engagement and advocacy. 

I will remember too the kindness of everyone I met to make this such a rewarding experience for me. 

 Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
-Nelson Mandela

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