The general objective of this project is to enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers in the use of theatre and drama in the elementary education regardless of the educational subject matter. It also aims to develop a community of teachers related with the use of theatre in education that will be able to develop and share resources in order to promote peer learning in the field.
In order to achieve the general objective, the specific objectives of the project are the following:
◊ to develop a comprehensive methodology related with the use of drama techniques to teach subjects in the elementary school that will cover the complete curriculum of all the classes of the elementary school
◊ to develop high quality digital material addressed to teachers, trainers and educational managers seeking to introduce the theater in their educational institutes for improving the quality of the education
◊ to organise e-learning seminars for the training of elementary school teachers in the methodology
◊ to organise face to face workshops for the training of elementary school teachers in the methodology
◊ to provide a pedagogical framework through the development of guidelines (including managerial and technical issues) to educational providers and teachers on how to create their own digital material and share it with other members of the European online community.
◊ to pilot test the use in the classroom of the resources developed by the project and to evaluate trial experiences in order to review the material if necessary or expand it when applicable as well as to assess the CLEAR development methodology
The project should be carried out transnationally because:
◊Different countries have different expertise and experience related with the use of drama techniques in education and therefore they can share techniques and best practices in order to enrich the project methodology
◊The project aims to develop a European-wide network of teachers and schools interested to implement drama techniques in the teaching of school subjects. Since the network is not going to be local, regional or national, the transnational dimension is crucial in order for this objective to be achieved
◊ The project aims to develop a comprehensive methodology for the teaching of every subject for all the classes of the elementary school. In order for the methodology to be relevant for all Europe and not only for a specific national context, the input of transnational partners is crucial.