Learning by playing
- The Etwinning Project eDUCATE - Learning by playing belongs to the first phase our erasmus project eDUCATE (Drama for change: european valUes and the theatre peDagogy for aCtivAting learning and Empowering students). In this project student discovers their individual skills through performances, workshops and delegations meet. Led by a team of five schoolspatners from Italy, UK, Malta, Spain, Greece and Germany and pedagogical theater teachers, students discover their own voice and encourage to let their voice be heard as the grow in empathy and perspective. Through the theatre methods we plan to approach too the cultural interest of all our students. During the creation, planning and execution for a common interdisciplinary play will be trained theatre methods, entrepreneurial skills combined with European values.
- But why theatre? Theatre pedagogic - Theatre - as an innovative method to develop basic and transversal skills in students, is an already proved method in our German schools. We want to expand our experiences and use this topic nationally and internationally, therefore we plan to combine theatre aesthetics und methods for a school project with a special theme: “the EU citizen values” (Democracy, Equality, Freedom, respect for human dignity and human rights, and the rule of law)
- In this first phase (2018-2019) will develop many activities about the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018. Students and teachers are going to learn how to exchange their interests, theatrical interests and experiences, historic theatre from School partners, school organization and perform individual simulation games, an interview in school – Students learn theatre methods, teachers and students (in 6 EU delegations team) take theatre workshops in Germany in Mai 2019. Finally we create an E-book with the elementary theater methods, that is the basis of our theater curriculum.