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 who are interested in use of drama and theatre methods to address conflicts and discrimination in their communities. Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.

Methodology

Methodology is based on theoretical lessons, theatre games and exercises and techniques from the arsenal of the Theatre of the Oppressed as well as discussions and experience comparisons. The course will focus on development of intrapersonal and interpersonal skills for dealing with conflicts and discrimination through participative approach.

Outcomes
  • Familiarizing with the Theatre of The Oppressed manifesto and techniques.

  • Understanding of discrimination and conflict in diversity of their forms.

  • Facilitating understanding of the language of theatre and ability to use its basic elements, the sound, the image and the movement to convey meaning and engage in dialogue.

  • Improving understanding of sensations, feelings and thoughts through individual and collective perceptions.

  • Facilitating juxtaposition of individual perceptions to form a deeper collective perception.

  • Acquisition of games, exercises and techniques for de-mechanizing sensations, feelings, thoughts and perceptions.

  • Learning versatile techniques and exercises from the arsenal of The Theatre of The Oppressed for externalizing internalized conflicts, addressing apathy and passivity and enhancing participation.

  • Facilitating ability to create and facilitate a Forum Theatre performance.

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

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

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

  • Sharing experiences of the use of Theatre of the Oppressed methods from different organizations in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Developing the online collaboration platform for preparation, dissemination and networking in order to develop future partnerships and projects.

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among people practicing the Theatre of The Oppressed methods in different contexts.

  • 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 presented on the first day of the course to facilitate networking opportunities. 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 (20 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday)

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

  • Introduction to the Theatre of the Oppressed 

  • Creating a safe space for laboratory practice and developing the group dynamics

  • Theatre games and exercises to get in touch with the body and mind and prepare for deconstruction of situations for analytical study

  • Theatre of the Oppressed techniques of still images and body sculpturing for representing and experimenting with situations of conflict and discrimination

  • Online tools for collaboration on theatre-oriented projects, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

 

cultural and social programme

  • Networking activities

  • City tour and/or a cultural trip

  • Cultural evening

  • Teambuilding

10 days programme (40 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday + Monday to Friday)

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

  • Introduction to the Theatre of the Oppressed 

  • Creating a safe space for laboratory practice and developing the group dynamics

  • Theatre games and exercises to get in touch with the body and mind and prepare for deconstruction of situations for analytical study

  • Theatre of the Oppressed techniques of still images and body sculpturing for representing and experimenting with situations of conflict and discrimination

  • Introduction to Forum theatre

  • Search for knots and creating an embryo of a forum theatre play

  • Practical workshop on production of a forum theatre play to address conflict or discrimination

  • Online tools for collaboration on theatre-oriented projects, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

 

cultural and social programme

  • Networking activities

  • City tour and/or a cultural trip

  • Cultural evening

  • Teambuilding

CERTIFICATE

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and we will validate the acquired competences on the Europass Mobility upon request.

COURSE FEE

The course fee includes tuition and materials for the course sessions as well as the cultural and social programme. Please check the course fee for each specific course session below.

SUBSISTENCE

In some destinations participants are responsible to organize their accommodation and meals while in others we have set arrangements with hotels or campuses. Please check for a specific course session.

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.

Coming up first:

13.07. - 17.07.2020,

Catania, Italy

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10 days / 700 €

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Larissa, Greece

Fira, Greece

Catania, Italy

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17.05. - 21.05.2021,

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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10 days / 840 €

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Vienna, Austria

Copenhagen, Denmark

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CONTACT

Address: Achileios 23, 41335 Larissa, Greece

Tel: +30 693 955 4031

PIC number: 900789337

Organization ID: E10049405

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