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Reference Number : BG-2013-043-004
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TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
Labyrintheme
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A COMENIUS GRANT (SCHOOL EDUCATION)

TYPE AND ORIGIN OF THE TRAINING:
COURSE
(training resulting from an llp or previous socrates project (comenius, lingua, grundtvig, minerva))

LLP OR SOCRATES PROJECT NO. : 510431-LLP-1-2010-1-RO-GRUNDTVIG-GMP
GENERAL IN-SERVICE TRAINING
Active citizenship
Combating failure in education
Inclusive approaches
Intercultural education
Pedagogy and didactics
Other general courses education in cooperation with museums
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
OTHER LANGUAGE/S USED DURING THE TRAINING:
Bulgarian
English
Romanian
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
Bulgarian
English
Romanian
Spanish
Turkish
SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
Primary
General secondary
Vocational/Technical secondary
Special education for disabled persons
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors
Inspectors
Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organisations offering adult education
Other (Paid or voluntary) management staff in the institution/organisation
Members of students/teachers councils in adult education
Other, namely: trainers
INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
BIVEDA Sdruzhenie
k.Suha reka, bl.13/B/22
1517 -
Sofia
Bulgaria
http://www.biveda-org.com/
 
Milena Stanojevic
+359889588554
labyrintheme@gmail.com
Lucian Branea
+40722254293
labyrintheme@gmail.com
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
Once registered, participants will be invited to an online learning space, where they will be asked to respond to a pre-course questionnaire, have access to suggested readings and support documentation, and be encouraged to introduce themselves, as well as recounting their motivations and expectations – so that when they meet for the course they already have basic knowledge regarding the other participants and the trainers themselves.
More on http://labyrintheme.org and https://www.facebook.com/Labyrintheme
The aim of the course is to deliver training supporting active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, promotion of creativity, and promotion of learning foreign languages and of linguistic diversity, and its objectives are:
• to involve teachers and trainers in working with participatory arts methods and techniques, effectively developing, by the end of the course, a performance using the integrative framework of a particular form of participatory theatre, namely labyrinth theatre;
• to have course participants developing abilities and competences in using participatory theatre methods, techniques and tools allowing them to initiate and develop educational applications and interventions in their home institutions;
• to have course participants develop communication/language competencies in a multicultural environment.
The training course is targeted at teachers and other types of educators seeking to accommodate participatory arts methods and techniques in their education work. The training course is largely configured as a week-long workshop, with brief theory modules introducing participants to the background of participatory theatre, to interpreting and performing space, and to storytelling in relation to space and artefacts, while providing ample space for discussing the particular environments of the participants’ home institutions and brainstorming future applications and interventions developed following the course.
The course employs a particular form of participatory theatre, namely labyrinth theatre, that involves participants that are NOT performing artists to construct an itinerary through a certain space (open-air, indoors, or any combination of the two). Such an itinerary is filled with experiences developed by the participants themselves, assembled in a coherent story. Labyrinth ‘designers’ and ‘spect-actors’ are equally learners: the former during the entire process, and the latter during their journey through the labyrinth, at the time of the final demonstrative performance. Learning is primarily experiential, every stage is learning-by-doing. At the same time, peer learning is fundamentally part of working with participatory theatre.
The training course is the central output of Labyrintheme, a Grundtvig Multilateral Project developed in 2011-2012 by a partnership that included training institutions from Bulgaria, Romania and Spain (BIVEDA, Epsilon III Association, ONAGEB.SPAIN), higher education institutions from Romania and Turkey (University of Bucharest, University of Balikesir), and a major museum from UK (The Manchester Museum). During the project, a practice applied across Europe since 2005 was effectively tested then delivered in Sofia, Bucharest and Manchester.
The final day of the course is dedicated to brainstorming practical interventions in participants’ home institutions. The learning spaces are specifically constructed so as to facilitate the assembly of a community of practice, with participants sharing their post-course work, as well as cooperating with colleagues and their former trainers in the process.
 
PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
Day 1. morning (10.00-13.00): introduction and induction presentation of the course’s aim, objectives & workplan; afternoon (15.00-18.00): introducing participants’ institutions, sample labyrinth construction
Day 2. morning (10.00-13.00): discovering space and artefacts, theory-focused module (performance, site-specific performance, labyrinth theatre); afternoon (15.00-18.00): discovering space and artefacts, personal cultural heritage
Day 3. morning (10.00-13.00): discovering space and artefacts from a performers’ / story-teller’s point of view, theory-focused module (performing and interpreting spaces and artefacts); afternoon (15.00-18.00): exploring space: study trip to a heritage site
Day 4. morning (10.00-13.00): sensory approach towards space and artefacts, theory-focused module (story and narrative, types and archetypes); afternoon (15.00-18.00): developing a labyrinth theatre performance)
Day 5. morning (10.00-13.00) and afternoon (15.00-18.00): developing a labyrinth theatre performance; evening (18.00 – 20.00): labyrinth theatre performance
Day 6. morning (11.00-13.00): evaluation session: feed-back and conclusions; afternoon (15.00-18.00): development and planning of applications of labyrinth theatre in participants’ working environments / institutions
 
TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
 
Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
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