Erasmus KA1 Courses - Course Details

DRAMA as a means of COMMUNICATION and Establishing EMPHATY

Date :

Sessions in 2019

28 January  - 01 February 2019 - AMSTERDAM (Confirmed)

28 January  - 03 February 2019 - AMSTERDAM (Confirmed) (7days 490€ )

08-12 April 2019 - ISTANBUL

15-19 July 2019 - PARIS

Sessions in 2020

20-24 January 2020 - BARCELONA

18-22 May 2020 - ROME

 

The groups of participants can choose the locations at the specified dates.

Course Duration: 5 days

Course Fee: 350 euro 

DRAMA as a means of COMMUNICATION and Establishing EMPHATY

Drama as a valuable form of communication provides learners (students) with an opportunity to work together cooperatively on a shared life. It gives students the change to express themselves more effectively in everyday situations. In other words; drama encourages learners to learn how to influence others and how to put themselves in other people's shoes. It is thought to have educational value. Some people claim that trying to be in someone else's shoes and to imagine in certain situations gives a physical, visual and immediate experience or discussing the same things.

Drama in education reflects a shift from an over-emphasis on informational content to a more balanced inclusion of attention to the processing of ideas. As Postman (1990, 5) noted in a keynote speech to drama educators, cultural literacy won't suffice without a framework of meaning, "a life-enhancing story," in which facts may be rationally coordinated.

Drama is not as concerned with the learning of theatre-skills, or production, as it is with the construction of imagined experience. Drama creates dramatic situations to be explored by the participants, inviting them to find out more about the process of how the situation comes into being, to shift perspectives in the here and now, identify and sometimes solve problems and deepen our understanding of them. The focus is on process: it is a social activity that relies on many voices and perspectives, and on role-taking; that focuses on task rather than individual interests; and that enables participants to see with new eyes.  Drama is more concerned with providing the student with lived-through experience, with the enactive moment, rather than with performing the rehearsed moment. It moves along an educational continuum that embraces many forms, from simple role play that is very close to student’s play to fully-structured sharing (including showing); but the focus remains on identifying opportunities for learning and how to organize these. 

How Role Playing Fosters Consciousness

Role playing generates a postmodern type of thinking because it involves interaction rather than position, and the shifting among several points of view rather than a reliance on linear reasoning. The role concept, too, is a very practical tool for thinking and communicating about problematic situations (Blatner, 1991). 

 

Developing Psychological Resilience

An essential element in effective problem solving in our postmodern era is a degree of mental flexibility, especially regarding a capacity to relinquish one's cherished (yet possibly obsolete or irrelevant) beliefs. Our present culture overvalues the association of self-esteem and the illusion of "being right," and conversely, finding oneself in error has been an occasion for humiliation, or as they say in psychodynamic psychiatry, "narcissistic wounding." 

The course will offer you to;

·         define the role of drama in education

·         understand the importance of drama

·         discuss the forms of drama

·         state the importance of drama in education and at schools

·         classify the education drama into two groups: learning through drama and envisaging drama

·         understand the common characteristics of using drama in education

·         work on models for dramatic action

·         clarify the advantages of using drama as a method of education

·         analyze the current situation in Drama in schools

·         get the recommendations

 

Target group

·  All kind of teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.

Preparation

Before the course,

·   A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds and training will be completed by participants.

·   They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method.A closed Facebook group will be created for getting know each other of all participants and to share practical information.

Validation

·  A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.

A Europass CV will be filled together according to the skills and competences to be gained during the course  by participants

DRAMA as a means of COMMUNICATION and Establishing EMPHATY

Day 1

Activities

09:00-10:00

  - Introductory meeting,

  - Explanation of practical arrangements,

  - Presentation of timetable, information about course venue

10:00-10:15

Coffee Break

10:15-11:30

  •   - Icebreakers-personal learning –action plan

  •   - Introduction to Drama
  •  
  •   - Managing pupils’ expectations about the Drama Course

11:30-11:45

Coffee Break

11:45-13:00

  •   - Define The Role Of Drama In Education
     
  •   - Designing Lessons Focusing On Drama Activities

 

Day 2

Activities

09:00-10:00

  •   - Understand The İmportance Of Drama
     
  •   - Interactive Activities Fostering Drama

10:00-10:15

Coffee Break

10:15-11:30

  •   - Teaching Core Drama Competencies

11:30-11:45

Coffee Break

11:45-13:00

  •   - Contribution of drama to the development of key competences

 

Day 3

  • Activities

09:00-10:00

  - Designing pedagogical activities based on Drama

  - The Body Language

  -Cultivating Cultural Awareness

10:00-10:15

Coffee Break

10:15-11:30

  •    - Drama Activities

  •    - Modeling Theatre activities in classes

11:30-11:45

Coffee Break

11:45-13:00

  •    - Good Questions To Foster Emphaty & Problem Solving 

   - Mental Blocks

  •     - 7 types of creative blocks (What to do about them)

 

 

 

Day 4

Activities

09:00-10:00

   - How To Encourage Your Students To Be More Creative

    - Characteristic of 21st Teachers

10:00-10:15

Coffee Break

10:15-11:30

    - Group Work: Physical Communication

11:30-11:45

Coffee Break

11:45-13:00

    - Techniques and ideas for teaching drama

    - Creating a Drama Based Curriculum: Achive Your Goals by Drama

 

 

Day 5

Activities

09:00-10:00

- Overview of the course program

-  Evaluation of the course program

  -  Filling the feedback forms

10:00-10:15

Coffee Break

10:15-11:30

  •   - Europass Mobility Certificate
     
  •   - Participation Certificate

 

 

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