Drama in Education: Innovative Approaches in Theater Pedagogy

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.

Through theatrical play we encourage students to develop physical, verbal and musical skills, and performance helps to develop imagination, improvisation, strengthens creative thinking … With the help of theatrical approaches through games throughout the week we will address relaxation and observation exercises, played word games, trained in improvisation, touched the Theatre of the Oppressed.

Every day at the seminar we will also undertake special activities, which will deepen our knowledge (and possibilities) of drama in the classroom.

 

Working sessions

Creating a play from scratch
  • a whole-week workshop
  • word games, improvisation, Theatre of the Oppressed
  • developing physical, verbal and musical skills
  • strengthening creative thinking
Creative movement and learning with movement
  • various movement activities and games that can help students to learn
  • ways to encourage students to express themselves without the use of words
  • using your own experience to create a welcome change in the process of learning 
Learning with the help of kamishibai
  • different techniques of this theatre pedagogy 
  • how to motivate students to tell stories or explain natural and social sciences 
  • overcoming fear and developing communication skills, social learning, expressing emotions
When natural science and drama meet
  • inclusion of theatre pedagogy in science lessons to motivate and activate students' thinking
  • how to better explain abstract concepts using drama
  • discussing opportunities that drama offers to talk about science content or to get an insight into the way the student thinks and understands the content
What happens with an apple? 
  • explaining complex topics with the help of drama
  • a practical example of how to present the human digestive system with a theatrical play
Theatre pedagogy and dispute resolution in the classroom
  • improving skills to lead class especially in the area of ​​conflict resolution using theatre pedagogy
  • learning how to help students get involved in different people, think about their character traits, what is it that bothers them about the other, etc.
  • short workshop in which you will, through the story of two neighbours who are very different, try to reach an agreement

Provisional timetable

  SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
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

The timetable with a more detailed description of the activities will be sent to the participants a week before the start of the course.

 

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.

 

The team

Tina Šetina
course coordinator

Tina Šetina is a primary school teacher, drama teacher and mentor of several school drama clubs. She has honed her skills on several courses in Slovenia and abroad and is also experienced in holding teacher training courses.

Tadeja Drašler
teacher trainer
Dragica Radojevič
teacher trainer
Helena Horvat
teacher trainer
Mojca Sečkar
teacher trainer

 

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

Everything in the price of €1,150.

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