The Education Network is for all those interested in the theory and practice of teaching Shakespeare. The BSA’s activities in this area are steered by the Education Committee, which meets on a regular basis to discuss matters pertaining to Shakespeare, education, and pedagogy.
The British Shakespeare Association strives to provide an inclusive forum for Shakespeare educators and students across all sectors, at every level – school/college, university, TIE, the arts and heritage, and beyond. One of the ways in which it brings this community into dialogue is through the regular publication of Teaching Shakespeare magazine, which focuses on education policy, pedagogy and practice involving Shakespeare internationally. Education posts on the BSA blog also offer a more flexible and responsive format for discussing Shakespeare in education.
We are always looking for contributors to both Teaching Shakespeare and the blog. These can take the form of articles, lesson plans, reviews, notice of relevant events and more. Please get in touch using the Contact Us form if you’d like to contribute. The BSA’s Education Committee also organises education-related events – such as the forthcoming Shakespeare ‘Teach Meet’ – and we welcome your ideas for such events. Our aim is to support all those involved in the important task of teaching Shakespeare (in any format and context), to provide resources and advice, and to encourage a creative, diverse and inclusive approach to pedagogy in this respect.
Banner image credit: Terra Nova’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Andrea Montgomery. Photograph: Neil Harrison.