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

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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 competencies 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 theater 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).

Concept by: Cynthia Rodopoulou

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.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools;
  • Exercises for Observation;
  • Body techniques.

Day 2 – Team building

  • “Cooperation” Day;
  • Team spirit exercises.

Day 3 – Methods for focusing

  • Techniques for Concentration;
  • “Memory” exercises;
  • Understanding Rhythm.

Day 4 – Reflexes

  • Playing with our Reflexes;
  • Reflexes & Rhythm.

Day 5 – Get creative

  • “Creativity” Day;
  • Expanding our Imagination;
  • Presentations of participants.

Day 6 – Course closure & excursion

  • Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

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OID: E10287039

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

*Early Bird: valid if you register at least 8 weeks before the course starts, and pay within payment deadlines

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OID: E10287039

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Reviews about this course

This course was so wonderful input I really
needed it. I really liked the subject of the course,
as well as the communication with other student-teachers. I felt much stronger after the course because I felt like a member of a large community of teachers with similar questions, worries, and dreams. I felt also more determined to try to
make a good job at my school. Thank you.

Angela Clausnitzer


Our instructor’s effective communication was
very good. The lessons took place in a friendly atmosphere. The program was very convenient
for us. The friendliness and understanding of our instructor provided a comfortable learning environment. Unmissable opportunity to be inspired in a friendly and reliable learning environment.

Adnan Akyuz


The activities were perfect, enjoyable, useful,
and can easily be adapted to my students. The teacher trainer is very friendly, kind, helpful, energetic, using body language very well…
She made me feel happy during the course.
I am sure that I will use the activities, methods, techniques in my classes for a long time.
Thank you, Cynthia, and Europass Teacher Academy.

Selvihan Uğur


It is always very useful to attend such courses
in order to try to improve our own lessons by getting or refreshing interesting and fun ideas.
That motivates not only our students in their learning process but also ourselves as teachers, making our job more dynamic and enjoyable.

Aurora Zaragoza Saura


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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