Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text WRITING THEATRE is a project working within the area of school leaving. It was aimed at contributing to the improvement of quality offered by education and training services provided by the different National systems, so as to support the individuals efficiently and to answer efficaciously to the job market and social requirements ever more complex and competitive. The solutions proposed were focused on the transfer and application of training and education practices based on the development and promotion of the creative skills of both young at risk and trainers. The trainers training was centred on the adoption of a method strengthening their role as “facilitator” of learning processes aimed at valorising the real and potential abilities of the young person. In a wider perspective Writing Theatre intended to produce a change in the Institutions, stimulating them to innovative solutions fostering the development of individuals’ creative skills
The reducing of school leaving phenomenon is now a meaningful part of UE members policies since it is relevant to the achievement of the objectives fixed by the EU strategy 2020 which claim the necessity of improving and innovating the training quality and functioning offered at national level, by including it in a European System for the recognition and valorisation of competences and knowledge acquired not only formally, but also within informal and formal learning contexts. Despite the member states hold different criticalities and systems, the good practices currently in use are informed on common methodological and pedagogical principles based on the centrality of the “learner”, on the necessity of integrating and updating roles and competences of the training facilitators and counselling operators and on the need of renewing processes and approaches by promoting the cooperation among the different actors and professionals working within the same system. In this framework Writing theatre, acting directly on learning and counselling facilitators offered its contribution to the national and European training and education systems which, focus their efforts on contents and methodologies. Writing Theatre, in fact, by implementing on transnational level a range of combined actions aimed at transferring a model within all national contexts involved in the partnership and all the others eventually interested to adopt it.
Our purposes were to contribute to the institutionalization of “non traditional” methods and interventions which demonstrate to achieve pedagogical objectives matching the need of standardise and share practices concerned with the recognition of informal and formal knowledge established by CE.
•Realisation of a direct and efficacious transfer action towards specific typologies of organisations (Schools, Training, counselling centres) which benefit of the adoption of the Writing Theatre practice within their working contexts.
•Train the trainers, so as to directly integrate their competences, skills and knowledge (teachers, trainers, social workers) as “processes facilitators”.
•Realisation of training laboratories addressed to young having left school, aimed at making the trainers trained apply the “lessons” learned.
•Verification in itinere of the efficacy of Writing Theatre model, through the implementation of exchange practices with both direct beneficiaries and other methods already tested in the partnership national contexts
Writing Theatre addressed specifically teachers, educators, cultural and social operators so as to make them able to use the drama techniques within interventions addressed to young at risk of socio-occupational exclusion (in particular young aged 15-25 y.o at risk of leaving school or having already left training and education pathways).
THE ACTIVITIES WE PROPOSED
In all Writing Theatre partnership countries (IT, GR, RO), have been realised the following activities:
LABORATORIES ADDRESSED TO “WRITING THEATER” OPERATORS. The training pathway was articulated in 6 Modules and 18 Units, subdivided in two macro sessions: SESSION 1. Theoretical and cultural background (self-training); SESSION 2. Practical Laboratory (around 20 hours).
EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORIES ADDRESSED TO “WRITING THEATRE” YOUNG AUTHORS. The trained Writing Theatre operators have realised the laboratories addressed to young authors selected by an Announcement.
Access for disadvantaged
Open and distance learning
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
open and distance learning
- WRITING THEATRE WEB-BASED PLATFORM to support the transfer of didactic contents approached during the laboratories addressed to teachers and operators (IT, EN, RO, GR).
- WRITING THEATRE COURSEWARE on Drama writing Theories and Techniques, addressed to teachers and operators (including lecture notes, didactic material, exercises, bibliography, etc.) (IT, EN, RO, GR).
- WRITING THEATRE HANDBOOK, guidelines to the training of Drama writing Theories and Techniques (IT, EN, RO, GR).
- WRITING THEATRE BOOK, including all texts worked out by young authors during the Laboratories managed by the Writing Theatre operators (IT, EN, RO, GR).
- WRITING THEATRE PLAY, focused on the performance of the texts produced by the young authors. The Play was also audio-video recorded and published on DVD.