Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone with an interest in and a desire to learn about acting and performing at entry level. You will use these skills to develop communication and confidence, whilst improving personal awareness and the ability to relate to others. This course is suitable for anyone who is being supported on a day-to-day basis, but who is hoping to be more independent in their daily life
Working in a team to produce a short film (which will be available on DVD for 50p to cover the costs of the disc), you will be given the opportunity to develop acting, dancing and/or singing skills. You may prefer operating the camera, clapperboard, doing sound effects and/or directing. While working on the characters you will consider communication, personal qualities and behaviour, and how you can use these skills to improve relationships in your life
Support and feedback
You will decide which skills/outcomes are most important to you and have the opportunity to discuss your progress regularly with your tutor.
Additional costs and requirements
You may need to remember to bring suitable clothing once we have sorted our costumes out. You do need to be committed to attend sessions in which your parts are to be rehearsed/filmed.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
You may wish to practise or make costumes/props in your own time but this is not compulsory.
About the tutor
Caroline Gale has worked for Learn Devon for the past 18 years in a variety of roles and has chosen to specialise in teaching adults with a range of learning difficulties, disabilities and/or mental health problems. She is currently an ALDD tutor. Prior to this, she has taught all age groups and abilities from preschool up to university level and has been involved in research, industry and running a rural business.
Caroline has a selection of scientific degrees (up to Ph.D. level) plus a PGCE and she gained Qualified Teacher Status in 1986. She has also taken various masters level modules in special education needs both through the University of Plymouth and the Open University. Recently she has enhanced her knowledge and understanding of the use of technology in supporting learning through a range of online courses.
‘I enjoy the challenge of developing methods of teaching and learning for those who may previously have been unable to achieve using conventional techniques. My expectations are always very high and I endeavour to enable my learners to gain both skills and confidence. I prefer to consider people’s different abilities rather than their disabilities.’
Caroline Gale, ALDD Tutor, Learn Devon