Drama and experiential learning for inclusion (1 week in Corfu)
Dates: 17.04.2023 > 22.04.2023 | 21.08.2023 > 28.08.2023 | Summer 2024
COVID-19 Update: We can now offer our programmes online through our customised e-learning platform! If you represent a school, youth group, organisation or company, do contact us for a quote!
An intensive course for teachers, youth leaders and educators in all disciplines
This course is going to open up the world of drama in education that can be implemented in every field and level of education. It all depends on your flexibility and willingness to check your instinct, your memories and spontaneous reactions that can be real fun. Drama techniques and experiential learning can help raise awareness on various topics such as climate change, human rights, disabilities and refugees .Theatre can be a power tool for teachers of Literature, Languages and History but also teachers that desire a new approach to handling team cooperation and concepts of ‘otherness’, diversity and coexistence.
Reality in education has rapidly changed in the last decade. Technology, though significant and undoubtedly essential, has somehow left a social and behavioral gap that school has to fill in. The pandemic of Covid -19 turned out to be the final straw on the popularity and mighty power of technology in every aspect of educational environments.
We need to relate education back to life; we need to relate education back to the essence of humanity. We need to witness the emergence of creativity and emotional growth to our students. Not a bed of roses for sure, but your presence in this course shows the need to be in a classroom that can cooperate, a classroom that can understand the people who are different and appreciate the effort of getting to know them.
Theatre games, improvisations, character building, movement and voice, sounds and images, verbal and non verbal stories will be some of the tools we’ll use to experiment and find a way to create a new approach to the current educational challenges we face.
Modules and course schedule:
Each teaching day consists of a practical workshop based on specific theory and bibliography. The precise length of each section will vary by topic. Notes and handouts will be given each day, and participants will have the opportunity to get in the students’ shoes and fully understand the difficulty of this part of the story so that they can develop their own materials according to their level of education and educational needs.
– Module 1: Ice breaking activities and introduction to the main drama tools (voice, body, rhythm) // Workshop ‘ Reunion after the Quarantine’
– Module 2: Workshop ‘Human Rights’
– Module 3: Introduction to advanced drama games and imagination techniques
– Module 4: Introduction to new kinds of educational theatre practices (Document Theatre, Forum theatre, Theatre of the oppressed)
– Module 5: Creation of drama games and improvisation acts based on participants’ own needs and context // Evaluation.
Attendees will receive handouts and self-evaluation forms as well as feedback forms on the course itself. Social networking will be set up to maintain contact after the end of the course and continue any discussions begun during the course, as well as to exchange feedback on how the skills taught in the course are being implemented.
Corfu is a beautiful green island, which enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate. Corfu is a very popular tourist destination. Up until the early 20th century, it was mainly visited by the European royals and elites. It is still popular with the global elite. The island’s history is laden with battles and conquests. Corfu was long controlled by Venice and repulsed several Turkish sieges, before falling under British rule following the Napoleonic Wars. Corfu was eventually ceded by the British Empire along with the remaining islands of the United States of the Ionian Islands, and unification with modern Greece was concluded in 1864 under the Treaty of London. Corfu is renowned for its long tradition and rich culture which is unlike any other Greek island. In 2007, the city’s old city was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you will also discover a compact world of beautiful beaches and stunning mountain peaks, ancient ruins and picturesque villages. There is something for everyone on the island, whether you prefer peace and quiet or a lively cosmopolitan destination.
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- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 1 week
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 15
- Assessments Yes