Improvement of the social inclusion in the classroom through three narration methods: Drama in Education, Creative Narration of Fairy Tales and Digital Storytelling
18 January- 2 February 2022 online (zoom)
In the framework of the Erasmus+ DIVERSE project, we invite you to participate in an online seminar addressing teachers of primary and secondary school.
In this seminar we are going to examine how three narration methods: Drama in Education, Creative Narration of Fairy Tales and Digital Storytelling can be used in order to improve social inclusion and diversity management in the classroom.
The seminar has a total duration of 30 hours from which 18 are going to be made in a synchronous way (via zoom) while the remaining 12 in an asynchronous way.
The seminar is addressed to all the teachers but priority will be given to teachers that are teaching in schools which have a large number of students with migrant/ refugee or minority background.
The participation in the seminar is for free and a certification of attendance is going to be provided to the teachers that implement in a pilot way one of these methods with the students of his/her class. The implementation could be either face to face or in an online environment. The available places are limited, so a strict priority order is going to be kept.
The synchronous meetings of the seminar are going to take place in the following dates: 18/1, 20/1, 24/1, 26/1, 31/1, 2/2. The synchronous meeting time will be 16:00- 19:00 Central European Time.
If you are interested you can apply in the following form: https://forms.gle/RoC9TUu1C5SzUZQA8
A few words about the methods
This training is aimed in principle at primary and secondary school teachers. It aims to support you to improve the management of diversity in your classroom by introducing three storytelling techniques:
Educational Drama engages students in a fiction that they create themselves, exploring issues they may face. Drama creates space for participants to make sense of the world they live in. Responsible organisation for the delivery of this part in the seminar is INSITE Drama from Hungary.
Digital Storytelling uses multimedia elements such as photographs, video, sounds, text and narrative voices. The program will focus on using the Scratch tool. Responsible organisation for the delivery of this part of the seminar is the University of Girona from Catalonia, Spain.
Fairy Tales are based on oral traditions of the world such as legends, myths, stories, parables, allegories and more. The program supports both the use of existing fairy tales and fairy tales imagined or invented by the teacher to better teach and understand the subject matter. Responsible organisation for the delivery of this part of the seminar is the Centre of Higher Education in Theatre Studies from Greece.
The project partners believe that all three methods are excellent tools to manage and embrace diversity in your classroom. In our experience, students really enjoy working with narrative-based methods. With such techniques you will be able to achieve your educational goal and discuss sensitive topics in a way that students won’t even recognize that they are in the process of learning.
The manual on which the training is based is available on the project website.
The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union