Drama is a performing art, an outlet for self-expression, and a way of learning.

Location: Seville | Duration: 5 days

Summary

 

Current research and education tendencies bet on an educational model that boosts multiple intelligences (Howard Garner, 1988) as well as those related to emotional intelligence (Goleman,1995) through which students are engaged in a motivating and meaningful learning process.

In this sense, drama-related and expressive pedagogies applied to education are innovative tools with proven results and aimed at encouraging an integral education of human beings which require professionals properly trained in this area.

Basing on that, the aim of this workshop is for teachers to acquire either competences and abilities to coordinate and energize groups in terms of emotional management in a fun and creative way or drama and expressive tools to be applied in different educational contexts. All these would be useful to teach contents in the most appropriate way as well as to help students develop their emotional intelligence. The implementation of these techniques will boost participation and motivation in the classroom, cooperative spirit, conflict resolution skills in-situ and reinforcement of the teacher-student relationship, among others.

Methodology

The approach will be practical, enjoyable, creative and expressive. The body will play an important role in the workshop as well as the analysis of reality and the concerns of the group.

We will mainly work in assembly and small groups, encouraging the reflection and creativity in order to increase the options and alternatives for action. We will also make use of games, drama and arts techniques and we will analyse the exhibitions of each module and group dynamics.

Additionally, course follow-up strategy will be proposed to all the teachers in order to monitor the implementation of good practices in their schools based on the knowledge, skills and competencies acquired during this workshop. Through their commitment and active participation to share new competencies they will be able to build professionally oriented support networks in their communities, making, at the same time, their work and contribution more visible on a local scale.

Learning Outcomes

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Know different group dynamics to coordinate groups in emotional and creative education.
  2. Know different techniques of drama applied to education.
  3. Learn how to develop our creativity in our classroom to motivate students.
  4. Learn about emotional management. Active Listening, Empathy and Assertiveness.
  5. Assess the behaviour of the education community and/or group of people with whom theatre tools are implemented.
  6. Know the different aspects of body language. Learning how to recognise the symptoms of exclusion through body language.
  7. Develop skills on in conflict resolution. Understanding the conflict as an opportunity to generate change. Look for alternative solutions for the same conflict.
  8. Know the integrative and community possibilities offered by different theatre techniques.
  9. Become more aware of the teachers ́ impact on the development and life of students.
  10. Eeffectively support students ́ development process.
  11. Improve communication skills and relationship building process among students, teachers and the whole education community.
  12. Get to know and being able to use a wide range of dramatic and creative tools aimed at satisfying children ́s needs.
  13. Know how to help students with their emotional and physical problems.
  14. Improve the relationship with students to make collaboration easier.
  15. Feel more motivated and enthusiastic about the development of their daily work.
  16. Have the necessary tools to organize their actions and assess progress.

How can the acquired skills be applied in your work?

  1. Carrying out educational projects through fun and experienced-based learning as a means to teach individual subjects and in a transversal way. For instance, improving communication skills in a foreign language through theatre, but also improving social abilities among students at the same time.
  2. Verifying and developing pedagogical and communication skills and improving cooperation with students.
  3. Contributing to the creation of a new open-minded and all-inclusive and participative school.
  4. Increased motivation for professional development and students ́ development.
  5. Encouraging team work to introduce the dramatic and creative tools in their centres and to move forward.

Day 1 (5 hours)

A PLACE TO TRUST, A PLACE TO BE: ‘THE DRAMATIC GAME’

  • Getting to know each other. Presentation activity through games.
  • Introduction of the course contents and learning outcomes.
  • Drama or Theatre? What is Applied Theatre? What is it used for? Building the answer through different games and practical exercises.
  • The importance of playing in children’s development and in teaching. Group
    Dynamics and Games adapted to different ages.
  • Stages of dramatic play; Kit creating the safe environment.

Day 2 (5 hours)

I KNOW MYSELF AND I KNOW YOURSELF: ‘OPENING THE DOOR TO OUR CREATIVITY’

  • Self-Awarennes: Who am I? Who are we as a group?
  • Cohesion, values of the group and emotion’s nature.
  • Connecting with my creativity and expression.
  • Imagination, stories and characters’ creation. Creative collection.
  • Dramatic, Creative and Expressive Tools to apply these concepts.
  • Group Dynamics to choose a theme for a collective creation for the last session.

Day 3 (5 hours)

THE POWER OF TELLING AND CREATING OWN STORIES. PLAYBACK AND SPONTANEOUS THEATRE

  • Spontaneity, Creativity and Human Encounter.
  • Body Connection and Listening by heart: Training Empathy.
  • Our own sensations, feelings, thoughts, stories, dreams in a scene.
  • Body creative expression; group listening; improvisation; creative collection; structures of playing.
  • Historical background and Theory of Playback and Spontaneous Theatre. Experiences.

Day 4 (5 hours)

SOLVING CONFLICTS. THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED, SOCIAL THEATRE AND SOCIODRAMA

  • The communication. Active Listening. Assertiveness. Pedagogies of the answers.
  • The conflict. Roots of and stages resolving the conflict.
  • The collective creation to solve conflicts: Role-playing , Sociodrama.
  • Tools of Oppressed Theatre applied to Education : Image theatre, Forum Theatre
  • Historical and Theory of Social Theatre and Sociodrama. Experiences.

Day 5 (5 hours)

EDUCATION, TRANSFORMATION AND THEATRE

  • Group exhibitions of collective creation using different drama tools.
  • Creating my own project using drama and arts tools in my classroom or school.
  • What we know. Group dynamics to analyse and reflect about our learning. Presentation of the workshop results.
  • We have the power. Summary, conclusions and commitments.

5 day course fee: 350€ + Enrolment Fee: 50€

The total cost (400 €) includes:

  • Pre-arrival information
  • Tuition & training materials
  • Training Certificate
  • Europass Certificate
  • Admin & organizational costs

(*) For courses lasting more or less than 5 days, please contact us to check the fees.

  • Additionally, We can arrange for:
  • Accommodation (hotels & touristic apartments)
  • Trips
  • Social programme
  • Airport transfer
  • Local transport

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