Session 7C, DRAMA EDUCATION - 3 - Education for Democratic Citizenship: Drama/Theatre Education as a Democratic Process of Learning in Secondary Education



Basic Topics

Sophocles’ Antigone as a potential dramatized Teens Forum for Democratic Citizenship


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


The Objectives of this session are:

  •  Support students in developing in-depth, critical understanding of the role of education and particularly of formal education in the development of young citizens’ political socialisation via Theatre 
  • Support students in developing critical understanding of view of education as a fundamental right and confidence in exploring the implications of this for educational practice.
  • 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 through theatre methodologies and texts which refer to democratic practices and dialogical learning.
  2. To re-examine and experiment with drama based teaching methods which support the interaction of theatre and democracy from the ancient era (5 BC) till 21st Century
  3. To create lessons and teach theatre/drama in secondary based on democratic culture and practices, by researching plays of Sophocles.


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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