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Professional Development Opportunity for Youth Workers: Theatre and movement methods for facilitating learning

The training activity took place
in Dublin, DanceIreland
organised by Largas
5.11.2019 - 8.11.2019
Reference person

Deirdre Quinlan

(Co-trainer)
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Aims & objectives

Aim: The aim of the training was to support youth workers in understanding how to use different body movement and drama techniques for facilitating learning and personal development when working with diverse groups of young people.

Objectives of the training were as follows:

To support young peoples physical and mental health and wellbeing through the medium of drama.
To understand and implement different body movement methodologies that will support social inclusion amongst the groups of young people participants work with.
To be able to provide tools for youth workers to create a safe and supportive space for young peoples self expression.
To explore the benefits and challenges of using these methods in your work with young people.
To provide a space for youth workers to learn more about Erasmus+ in a youth work context.

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

This was a training for youth workers working with young people on a regular basis.
Trainers' team was composed of s trainers, from Ireland.
Participants came from following European countries:Bulgaria, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, Netherlands, Slovenia, Ireland, Portugal, Hungary, Estonia and Poland

Training methods used & main activities

Training methods were based on non-formal education and embodied learning principles. Some of the methods we used were: drama, dance improvisation, improv theatre, reflective practice and group work.

Outcomes of the activity

Participants are more aware of benefits and challenges of including embodied learning principles in the context of youth work and are empowered to use drama and dance techniques in their local environments.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was responsible for planning, developing and delivering sessions related to embodied learning, dance improvisation, creative expression.

I worked on this training for 4 days as a full time trainer.

Testimonial of the reference person

I worked with Sandra on this project. It was a joy working with her from start to finish. She is clearly passionate about the subject and this shone throughout the process. She is a great team member and worked hard to make this a great training experience both for the team and the participants. Sandra has a natural rapport with the participants and other team members. I would feel privileged to work with her again and would not hesitate in recommending her as a trainer and facilitator.

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