DRAMA IN EDUCATION

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Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary, secondary, vocational, adult and special needs education, staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers and company staff as well as students and all those interested in use of drama to teach subject specific knowledge while developing their learners transversal skills by creating interactive learning environments within a fictional context. Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.

Methodology

Participants will be active protagonists since they will live an educational experience centered on the experimentation of their own ability. Participants will have the opportunity to acquire technical and practical knowledge through a methodology based on team work, discussions and elaboration using also a method of practical exercises and simulations. Storytelling will be used to introduce pre-texts on which the Process Drama will be structured. IBL, TBL and PBL will be integrated into the context of Process Drama. Participants will learn to take the role of facilitators rather than teachers so they could develop their students’ self-directed learning skills and turn them in protagonists of their own learning.

Outcomes
  • Defining theatre, drama and education.

  • Understanding drama conventions and ways of structuring them to create meaning and engagement.

  • Promoting drama and theatre methods as tools for encouraging participation and bringing learning to life.

  • Improving the participants’ ability to use the language of theatre, the sound, the image and the movement.

  • Understanding how drama and theatre methods and techniques can be incorporated into lessons.

  • Understanding the potential drama and theatre methods have for providing context for learning subject specific knowledge and development of skills and attitudes as well as for contextualizing cross-curricular projects.

  • Developing communication, collaboration, presentation, problem solving, negotiation, critical and creative thinking skills.

  • Improving the ability to use innovative and student-centered pedagogical approaches.

  • Boosting participants’ confidence in use of drama and theatre methods for teaching.

  • Enhancing understanding of the potential drama and theatre methods have in education and opportunities they provide.

  • Providing and exercising creative ideas and practical resources for successful implementation of drama in education in different school settings.

  • Improving English fluency (official language of the course).

  • Enhancing intercultural cognition.

  • Sharing experiences of drama in education from different countries in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among people practicing drama in education in different contexts but unified by similar drama-pedagogical approaches.

  • Providing insights into different education systems.

Preparation

After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to prepare a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture. The presentation will be delivered on the first day by each participant or group in order to enhance networking possibilities. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.

Follow up

After the course participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.
5 days programme (25 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups and ice breakers

  • Introduction to Drama in Education

  • Simulation of a closed type process drama, analysis of key elements

  • Practical workshop on the use of versatile drama conventionsdeconstruction of situations for analytical study

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

 

cultural and social programme

  • Teambuilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

10 days programme (50 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday + Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups and ice breakers

  • Introduction to Drama in Education

  • Simulation of a closed type process drama, analysis of key elements

  • Practical workshop on the use of versatile drama conventions for creating interactive learning environment

  • Drama games and exercises for development of interpersonal and intrapersonal skills

  • Practical workshop on the use of versatile drama conventions for creating context for multidisciplinary approach to teaching  

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

 

cultural and social programme

  • Teambuilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

CERTIFICATE

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and we will validate the acquired competences on the Europass Mobility upon request. Please note that we have a paperless policy and all the documents will be delivered in digital form.

COURSE FEE

The course fee is 80 € per day. It includes tuition and materials, cultural and social programme, support in preparation and all the administrative work. There are no additional costs or hidden fees. After registration, you will receive a pro-forma invoice which you will have to pay by bank transaction. You will receive the invoice after you attend the course.

SUBSISTENCE

The course fee doesn't include accommodation and meals and participants are responsible to organize them on their own. In some locations we might be able to recommend or organize subsistence for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us to inquire about any specific location.

REGISTRATION

You can submit a non-biding registration and we will reserve a place for you until you are ready to confirm your participation. cancellations are free until you pay the course fee.