Session 7C, DRAMA EDUCATION - 1- Education for Democratic Citizenship: Drama/Theatre Education as a Democratic Process of Learning



Basic Topics

Children’s voice for participation in education


The duration of the session is 9 hours (3 reading + 3 learning + 3 working/practicing)


The Objectives of this session are:

  •  Support students in exploring feelings, behaviors, consequences, attitudes through taking on role 
  • Support students in participating in small group drama and whole group drama for Democratic Citizenship
  • Develop students’ confidence in leading initiatives and developing educational programmes on EDC/HRE/IE through Theatre Education
Learning outcomes

After completion of the session students will:

  1. Be able to guide pupils in critically examine and express key concepts related to democratic culture and intercultural dialogue 
  2. To re-examine and experiment with drama and narration forms in and out of role.
  3. To create lessons and teach theatre/drama in primary and secondary education based on democratic culture and improvisation.
Outcomes and CDC
  • Knowledge and critical understanding

      • 1802: Can describe the ways in which his/her thoughts and emotions influence his/her behaviour (basic)
      • 1901: Can explain how tone of voice, eye contact and body language can aid communication (basic)
      • 1904: Can explain how different forms of language are used in different situations and contexts  (intermediate)
      • 2012: Can describe the diverse ways in which citizens can influence policy (advanced)
      • 2014: Can reflect critically on the nature and purposes of democratic political processes (advanced)
  • Values
    • Valuing democracy, justice, fairness, equality and the rule of law
      • 102: Argues that specific rights of children should be respected and protected by society (basic)
      • 103: Argues that everyone should recognise the fundamental freedoms of each human being
      • 108: Expresses the view that all laws should be consistent with international human rights norms and standards  (advanced)
  • Attitudes

      • 402: Expresses interest in travelling to other countries (basic)
      • 403: Uses opportunities to meet new people (basic/intermediate)
      • 507: Expresses respect for different opinions or ideas unless they violate human rights (intermediate)
      • 611: Is actively involved in community issues (intermediate/advanced)
      • 610: Expresses commitment to sustaining and safeguarding the human rights of other people (intermediate)
  • Skills

      • 1005 Can identify gaps in his/her own knowledge independently (basic/intermediate)
      • 1017: Can integrate learning from various subjects/areas of learning (intermediate/advanced)
      • 1109: Can make connections between arguments and information (intermediate/advanced)
      • 1115: Can reflect critically on past experiences in order to inform future progress (basic/intermediate)


A series of resources that the student teacher must study in this session and a series of additional resources for further study.

A full paper and additional e-lessons on the topics of the session and additional interactive presentation of the materials, for the student teachers to study all the materials in a row.

A series of authentic, up to date and relevant activities with their accompanying materials, which deliver the intended learning outcomes of the session and are carried out face to face or E-learning with groups of student teachers.

Several types of questions to evaluate how much the student teachers have learned throughout the session (reading material, learning material and workshop).



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