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Dramatize! Training Course on Theatre Methods in Human Rights Education

The training activity took place
in Babyn, Ukraine
organised by Culture.World.Me. Education
26 August - 2 September 2019
Reference person

Miriam Weinzierl

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Aims & objectives

Youth Workers, Youth Leaders, and Youth Trainers active in the youth field came together to build their skills and capacity to develop quality initiatives and educational activities to promote human rights.

During the Training the participants mastered their professional competences and learned to work with the following methods:

Theater of the Oppressed (Augusto Boal), Improvisation Theater (Keith Johnstone), Scenic Writing (Lorenz Hibbe), Biografical theater (Maike Plath), Didactics in Theater Education (Anklam, Meyer, Reyer), Body Movement and Dance (Butoh); Playback Theater.

The training became a space to master competencies and learn from each other. The participants developed their own workshops about human rights using methods of theatre they learned.

The training addressed the need for quality theatre training. Nowadays there are no or really few organisations in Europe who promote theatre and related methodologies as tools for youth work.

It achieved the goal of the organisation to promote the methodologies we have developed in our projects, as well as our goal to strengthen collaboration between different stakeholders which were a part of the training.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

Target group has been youth workers, trainers and facilitators. The training brought together participants from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Italy, Germany and Cyprus.

Training methods used & main activities

Storytelling, Theatre of the oppressed, Biographic Theatre, Playback Theatre, Dance, Music, Embodied Learning, Mindfulness, Learning by doing, Experiential learning, World cafe, Open Space and many other non-formal educational methods.

Outcomes of the activity

The training was, no doubts, a great success! The participants enhanced their trainer competences, they learned to created spaces for dialogue about human rights and how to make inclusive educational spaces for youth they work with.

I can tell the training was a success from feedback of the participants during the training and high level of engagement, as well as heir ability to apply their learning after the training by implementing their own programs.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Main trainer, responsible for designing the training program, as well as delivering the sessions during the training event.

Additionally, I was responsible for monitoring the group dynamics and evaluating group/training/trainers performance throughout the event.

I worked on this training for 8 days as a full time trainer.

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