Presence in Teaching

An exploration of the building blocks of form and space as the basis of the art of teaching. Since teachers are improvisational artists, we examine the ingredients for performance: actor and audience. The study includes the topics of presence, projection, intention, ego territories, gesture, emotion, language, story, and other forms of communication. We explore contemplative teaching within the laboratory of body, speech, and mind. The goal is to learn how we as teachers can use space awareness and acting training to refine our presence in the classroom and to improvise more freely with our world. Students who are not matriculated in the MA Contemplative Education program must receive permission of the instructor to register.
Course Number: EDU600
Units: 2.0