The MEDART project is focused on the creation of a methodical guide for education of socially disadvantaged adults by using theatre and drama-therapeutical approaches and techniques. MEDART aims at creating and using theatrical practices, techniques and methods, which will help to dramatically increase disadvantaged adults´ chances of employment.

Non-formal and informal education of socially disadvantaged adults included in drama therapeutical work can be used for acquisition, extension, training and empowerment of skills and competences to can increase adult learners’ employability. The training will mostly be focused on social skills as self-knowledge, self-appraisal, self-confidence, communication skills, empathy, assertiveness, giving and receiving feedback, cooperation, decision making, conflict management and problem solving abilities.

The result of the project will be an Open Educational Resource – a Methodical guide addressed at teachers, educators, trainers, drama therapists, social workers, students, schools, universities, institutions, NGOs and to everyone, who is interested in the work with social disadvantaged people.

Activities

  • Improving knowledge, skills and abilities of professionals and social workers who work with disadvantaged adults such as homeless people, migrants, disabled people, adopting the techniques of theatre as a tool for social inclusion
  • Producing a manual gathering methods of all partners in the field for the empowerment of disadvantaged adults through drama therapy techniques to be tested during the implementation. These will become the fundamental manual of drama therapy as a valuable aid for all social workers working on theatre with disadvantaged adults.

Results

  • On-field Research on drama therapy methods in all partner countries
  • International workshop in Lanzarote, Spain (July 2016)
  • International conference in Bratislava, Slovakia (November 2016)

Partners

Funding institution

Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices: Strategic Partnerships for ADULT education

Project duration

01/09/2015 – 31/08/2017

Contacts

CSC: dario.ferrante@danilodolci.org

Official website CSC Danilo Dolci