The European project Clear-Creative Learning is addressed to the school world and in detail to teachers who intend to introduce theatre in their teaching methodologies
From 2016 to 2018 Fondazione Aida participated in the European project CLEAR (Creative LEARning) – Erasmus+ KA2- Strategic partnerships for schools promoted by the European Commission. With this project we have defined guidelines and teaching tools for teachers who intend to introduce theatre techniques into their teaching methodologies.
With this project we wanted to improve teachers’ knowledge and skills in the use of theatre language as an innovative and effective teaching method for primary and pre-primary schools. Regardless of the subject of education covered. In two years we have created a community of teachers trained in this method who can improve and share what they have learned and transfer it to their classroom.
METHODOLOGY and MATERIALS
We have created a document that includes examples and best practices related to the use of this language for teaching.
The material used is digital and of high quality, aimed at teachers, trainers and educators who wish to introduce theatre into their educational pathways in order to improve the quality of training.
E-learning seminars in English and teacher training workshops were held in all partner countries.
In a first phase in Sofia and Izmir we analysed the education systems of each country.
Each member state created a working group that developed teaching worksheets for creative teaching of specific modules.
In October 2017, the partners took part in a meeting organised in Verona. We met to discuss and be trained on the method developed, the worksheets produced and to define guidelines for the training of other teachers in the respective countries. By the end of the year, seminars were organised in each partner country to explain how to introduce the developed creative methodologies in the classroom.
In spring 2018, the teachers then experimented with one or more of the suggested courses. They made a short report reporting on the effectiveness of the methodology and possible improvements.
In addition to Italy, represented by Fondazione Aida as a professional training centre for teachers accredited by MIUR, the following participated in the project: Kentro Spoudon Laikou Theatrou from Greece, Coordinator, Action Synergy Sa and the 12th “Stergiopoulos” Elementary School of Halandri Ioanninon & Taygetou also from Greece, then Fondatsiya Za Rodopite from Bulgaria, Integration För Alla from Sweden and Karsiyaka Ilce Milli Egitim Mudurlugu from Turkey.