Drama in Education: (Trans)Formation

Drama in Education is a form of theatrical art which can be taught as a subject in schools or used as an educational approach in teaching different subjects. The aim of this alternative teaching approach is the holistic learning of students.

It is an interdisciplinary approach which develops creative thinking, emotional, inerpersonal and drama intelligence, psychokinesthetic skills, critical thinking, aesthetics, researching and language skills as well as many others, depending on the aims of the teacher-animator.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for teachers who would like to use different drama techniques​ in their classrooms and thus encourage students’ creativity, tolerance, empathy, critical thinking, emotional, social and language skills. 

Why choose this course?

This course is a great choice for teachers who are looking for:

  • theoretical knowledge on theatre/drama in education;
  • advice, examples and tools to plan and design successful drama lessons;
  • practical ideas and instructions on how to plan and create drama lessons and adapt theatre techniques for the classroom use;
  • experience to foster creativity and critical thinking.

Thoughts from our past participants and some impressions

 

Structured and useful

I think that the seminar was very well structured. We can use what we have learnt in our classes.

Gabriela, primary school teacher from Croatia

2019-12-05T10:56:45+01:00

Gabriela, primary school teacher from Croatia

I think that the seminar was very well structured. We can use what we have learnt in our classes.

Innovative and useful

The Drama in Education course was very well prepared. Our trainers Maria and Tina introduced us to new interesting theories and games. They gave us new tools and knowledge that we can use in our classrooms.

Anita, Croatian language teacher from Bosnia

2019-12-03T12:06:47+01:00

Anita, Croatian language teacher from Bosnia

The Drama in Education course was very well prepared. Our trainers Maria and Tina introduced us to new interesting theories and games. They gave us new tools and knowledge that we can use in our classrooms.

Interesting and reflected

The content was very interesting and the trainers encouraged us all the time to critically evaluate this new pedagogical approach. I’m sure this experience is going to push me towards other not explored ways.

Marija, English teacher from Bosnia

2019-12-03T12:07:11+01:00

Marija, English teacher from Bosnia

The content was very interesting and the trainers encouraged us all the time to critically evaluate this new pedagogical approach. I’m sure this experience is going to push me towards other not explored ways.

 

 

Provisional timetable

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Morning Arrival Session 1 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 A
Afternoon Welcome Session 2 Visit to Ljubljana Optional modules Free Sharing best practice event day
Evening Free International evening Slovenian evening Activities evening Free Reflection evening trip

You can get a more detailed timetable with the planned hours for your seminar upon request through the contact form.

 

Working sessions

SESSION 1:
Theatre/Drama in Education and the Profile of the Teacher/Animator
(What is theatre/drama in education, short historical facts, how is the teacher that uses drama in classroom changing, what kind of characteristics and practices he should obtain and how to cope with the changes in his educational practice.)

SESSION 2:
Drama in Education :
The Inquiry Dramatization and the Method of Conventions
(What exactly is the method of conventions, who introduced it, presentation of some conventions and how to use them in classroom under the frame of drama in education.)

SESSION 3:
Theatrical Games and Exercises
(Presentation of relaxation and observation exercises, bonding exercises, kinesthetic exercises and improvisations and how to do them in class)

SESSION 4:
Role Play

(What is role play and how to implement it in classroom.)

SESSION 5:
Process Drama

(What is process drama and how to implement process drama with pupils.)

SESSION 6:
Theatre/Drama and New technologies in Education

(How the teacher can combine drama in classroom and new technologies in order to design lessons for pupils.)

The team

Maria Kapetanaki
course coordinator

Maria Kapetanaki received her master's degree in Drama in Education from the Open University of Cyprus. She regularly holds training courses on the topic and workshops for kindergarten, primary and secondary school students. She worked at St. Stanislav's for over a year and is currently teaching in the Netherlands.

Tina Šetina
teacher trainer

Tina Šetina is a primary school teacher and a mentor of several school drama clubs. During Maria's stay at St. Stanislav's Institution, they cooperated a lot and carried out several workshops.

What is included in the course package?

  • course contents and materials
  • additional optional modules and a sharing best practice event 
  • coffee and other refreshments throughout the course
  • full boardaccommodation 
  • rich social programme
  • a series of networking opportunities

For more information, see other sections of the webiste. 

One last summary

  • 6 intensive working sessions in a smaller group
  • approachable and hands-on teacher trainers
  • 2 optional modules to personalise your course
  • many opportunities for networking and exchange of good practice
  • rich social programme
  • full board accommodation 

Everything in the price of €1,300.

A chance to get an Erasmus+ grant of around €2,000.