Organized and funded by The Canadian Association for University Teachers of German (CAUTG) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Innovate German Award focuses on new courses, curriculum and program development, and the implementation of new teaching and learning approaches in German Studies (language, literature, theory, film, drama, media, history, politics, business, etc.).
The award recognizes Prof. Boran’s third-year German course, “German Theatre Production: Preparation-Rehearsal-Staging.” In this experiential and praxis-oriented course, which is taught on a two-year cycle, students take responsibility for all aspects of a German-language theatre production under Prof. Boran’s direction. Students study the history of and perform a play entirely in German in front of an audience of fellow students and the larger German community in Toronto. They come away from the course with increased enthusiasm for the arts and improved cultural and linguistic competencies. For more information about the course and performance, please see this article on SoGerman.