Drama Techniques: Developing Self-Expression, Communication and Social Skills for All Students

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Concept by: Cynthia Rodopoulou

Description

In a world where life is getting more and more complicated, conventional education is losing ground. This course proposes a novel approach to education— i.e., one that can bring learning to life, and is more practical, holistic, creative, expressive, and enjoyable for both teachers and students. Since education is, essentially, a performance art, this course will propose to use drama as a learning tool to develop the social and communication skills of your students.

Participants will acquire novel competences in coordinating and activating groups in terms of emotional management in an entertaining and creative way and, also, applying expressive tools in various educational contexts. They will be active protagonists since the educational experience will be centered on their own abilities. Objectives will be carried out through theatre exercises, improvisations, simulations, storytelling, somatic (body) techniques, games, and group work.

By the end of the course, participants will know new ways to boost participation, motivation, confidence, self-expression, and cooperative spirit in the classroom, as well as to manage conflict, and reinforce the teacher-student relationship. They will have also learned to take the role of facilitators rather than teachers, so they can turn their students into protagonists of their own learning. The course will also help teachers address the needs of students who have difficulties with their social and communicative skills (e.g., students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, emotional and behavioral difficulties).

Learning Outcomes

Participants of the course will learn to:

  • Use drama techniques as a special means of communication and collaboration especially for students with special needs;
  • Develop creativity and motivate pupils;
  • Understand the different aspects of body language;
  • Respond to students’ challenging behaviors effectively;
  • Promote inclusion among members of the school community (teachers, students, etc.);
  • Apply a holistic approach to promote wellbeing, mental, and emotional growth, as well as empathy for teachers and all students.

Audience

  • Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs);
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors;
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals;
  • Managers of schools.

Head teacher of Arts and Wellbeing Courses: Susan Gagliano

Do you want to take more than one course? Build your own 2-week Course!

Is there any doubt you want to clarify? Contact us (teachertraining@europass.it or by Facebook); we will try to answer all your questions as soon as possible.

Specifics

  • Activities: all courses include at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion (usually on Saturday).
  • Certificate: all our courses guarantee a Certificate of Attendance
    if 80% of the lessons will be attended.
  • Lessons: classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).
  • Platform: participants will have free access to our e-learning platform.
  • Price: 480 €

Next courses in Athens

  • 6-11 July 2020
  • 20-25 July 2020
  • 3-8 August 2020
  • 17-22 August 2020
  • 7-12 September 2020
  • 21-26 September 2020
  • 5-10 October 2020
  • 19-24 October 2020
  • 2-7 November 2020
  • 16-21 November 2020
  • 7-12 December 2020

*Course sessions of July and August will be offered in Nafplio

Next courses in Dublin

  • 4-9 May 2020
  • 13-18 July 2020
  • 10-15 August 2020
  • 14-19 September 2020
  • 12-17 October 2020
  • 9-14 November 2020
  • 14-19 December 2020
  • 11-16 January 2021
  • 8-13 February 2021
  • 8-13 March 2021
  • 12-17 April 2021
  • 10-15 May 2021

Next courses in Florence

  • 27 July - 1 August 2020
  • 24-29 August 2020
  • 28 September - 3 October 2020
  • 26-31 October 2020
  • 23-28 November 2020
  • 28 December - 2 January 2021
  • 25-30 January 2021
  • 22-27 February 2021
  • 22-27 March 2021
  • 26 April - 1 May 2021
  • 24-29 May 2021
  • 28 June - 3 July 2021

Next courses in Amsterdam

  • 20-25 July 2020
  • 17-22 August 2020
  • 21-26 September 2020
  • 19-24 October 2020
  • 16-21 November 2020
  • 18-23 January 2021
  • 15-20 February 2021
  • 15-20 March 2021
  • 19-24 April 2021
  • 17-22 May 2021
  • 21-26 June 2021

Reviews about this course

I attended this course with trainer Stefano Scotti and I loved it. It was extremely useful for the work I do at school and in practical terms, I got new work tools. Throughout the training, the environment was conducive to developing very dynamic activities that involved all participants. I think that merit is undoubtedly the trainer. I recommend

Carla Valente

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