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Shakespeare in the Classroom


Monday 04 October - Monday 13 December 2021, 6pm-7.30pm

10 sessions - Check class timetable



To ensure your safety, we will be providing a blend of high quality in-person and online teaching and learning opportunities in 2021-22. This means that some information about the way you study with us may be subject to change. Please view our Courses Disclaimer.

On this Shakespeare in the Classroom short course, you will explore the latest developments in Shakespeare scholarship alongside an exciting variety of educational techniques. This unique CPD course for teachers takes Assessment Objectives as jumping-off points for intellectual discovery and creative thinking.

On this course, you will:

  • build confidence in working with Shakespeare’s language, historical contexts and critical interpretations
  • develop different approaches to teaching Shakespeare and engaging your students
  • learn the benefits of using Shakespeare to explore issues of equality and diversity
  • test out how to teach Shakespeare effectively using digital learning.

Shakespeare in the Classroom prepares you to undertake your own Shakespearean and educational research and develop your critical and evaluative skills. You will try out wide-ranging educational techniques from embodied practice to digital learning, so that your Shakespeare classrooms are inclusive, inspiring and fun.

As this course is taught at an advanced, postgraduate level, you should have some experience of undergraduate education in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience.

This course is non-credit bearing, so carries no credit points.

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.