- Dr Kevin Rowland, Principal Educational Psychologist
We offer interactive theatre comedy shows as well as teacher training courses. Other activities include interactive workshops, storytelling, thematic weekend events, business training and summer courses for both teachers and english students. The enduring success of our work comes from the fact that it is both accessible and funny. Teachers and learners of all levels and ages come away from Interacting events feeling refreshed and with their motivation to study enhanced.
Through our involvement in European partnerships we are researching the exciting possibilities of bringing theatre and technology together. We are currently active in using the MOODLE VLE to host our web based community and activities.
We have a long history of collaboration with governmental organizations, schools, universities, publishers, teachers associations, underlining our commitment to quality and innovation in education.
Our belief is that all learning should be a living and dynamic process where motivation is the key to success.
To learn effectively you need to participate and that the quality of interaction determines the speed of skill acquisition. We promote an approach to learning which combines action, evaluation and replay in order to build and refine abilities. We bring the process of the theatre with its training, rehearsal and performance to the teaching of languages.
Our objectives are to break down the barriers, which obstruct dialogue and communication through bringing the stage and the classroom closer fogether.
The INTERACTING story began back in 1986 with the mission to provide a theatre in education service to language teaching. Since then our motto ‘Laugh While You Learn’ has traveled worldwide, into classrooms, on the stage, in teacher training programs all over Europe and on our summer camps for young learners. The company activities now embrace a wide range of subjects.
The European office of the company is located in the historic centre of Madrid. Founders of the company, Ed Cousins and Patrick Deas, both from Northern Ireland, manage a team of specialist actors/trainers who tour throughout Spain, Europe and beyond.