Training in service march 2010 - program

TRAINING-IN-SERVICE COURSE

ABOUT

BOAL'S AND FREIRE'S APPROACHES WITH DISADVANTAGED GROUPS


Informazioni aglli italiani.

Il corso è aperto anche agli italiani o residenti in Italia che però non possono usufruire del contributo Socrates che copre le spese del corso, più vitto viaggio e alloggio.

Se siete italiani ma residenti stabilmente all'estero (in un paese europeo che aderisce al programma Socrates-Grundtvig) potete chiedere la sovvenzione.

La scadenza per le domande era il 15 settembre 2009.

Se siete comunque interessati ma non riuscite in questa occasione possiamo prendere il vostro nome per una successiva riedizione.

 

   

Introduction

Theatre of the Oppressed and Freire's conscientization are two usefull tools for adult education used all over the world since longtime in formal and informal adult education (www.theatreoftheoppressed.org

and www.paulofreire.org).

 

Giolli has more than 20 years of experience in these methods with several kinds of adults and youngsters groups and has contacts with several groups using the same methods. The spreading of these methods has been accompanied by some misunderstanding and some practices have forgotten the basic principles, shifting towards a “technicist” style or compromising the ethical principles. Giolli and its partners want to do a first survey about the different best practices in Europe and strengthen them by sharing and deepening them.

This training-in-service course is the first step in this direction.

Contents of the training were defined asking partner organisations all over Europe, especially GTO Paris (France), Patothom (Spain), GTO (Portugal).

 

 

Preparation

At first we will publish on our website all detailed information about the course and all necessary forms and documents.
To those who would like to apply we will ask to send a first application form and a curriculum vitae in European format (where they will also have to point out their linguistic knowledge).
We will need these information in order to carry on a potential selection aimed at creating a homogeneous group suitable for the aims of the course.
After the selection and the definitive registration, we will send to all participants definitive information and schedules about the event and its logistic aspect.
With the registration form we will ask the participants to fill in a question form about their needs and expectations, in order to make the event as similar as possible to their requests especially those made by individuals with disabilities or with particular needs.
Participant will also be asked to prepare a presentation about theirselves, their professional context and their culture. The presentation can be made also on multimedia devices. In this case, not only it will be used during the first meeting, but it will also be available on the web to the other participants so that they can have a preliminary knowledge of the group they are going to be part of.
To all participants will be sent a CD with material about the different aspects of the course.
It is also possible to have a tutor on-line in specific hours and days for the preparation at the event. Participants will have the possibility to connect through Skype with their tutor in a predetermined schedule.

 

Participants are required to be able to lead groups using Boal's techniques, to have some experience in projects concerning adult education with marginalized groups, to speak English at intermediate level.
Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list (in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese) will be suggested to participants to prepare themselves to the training. We will send an entry questionnaire to collect group's expectations and features, and a questionnaire of self-assessment regarding one’s own skills.

 

Objectives

The main goal is to give an overview about Italian and European ways to use Theatre of the Oppressed and Freire's conscientization methods through several activities (classes, experience comparisons, laboratories, group works and discussions, performances…) which allow participants both to learn and to bring their experiences in this event.

The guiding principles to pursue this goal are being able to recognize, talk about and present:
- the theoretical principles of Boal's and Freire's methods

- the main experiences all over the world that are keeping the original ethics and aims of these approaches

- the experiences in the field of adult education especially with marginalized groups i.e. prisoners, migrants, gypsies, drug addicts...

Participants will have the opportunity to acquire technical and practical knowledge through a methodology based on team work, discussions and elaboration using also a method called “action learning” (practical exercises and simulations).

The cooperation among the participants is itself a big goal to pursue since a transnational overview can supply an adequate answer in adult subjects with particular needs in terms of education because.

 

Methodology

The methodology used is based on the total involvement of all participants, also thanks to laboratory practice which will provide a group process concretely operable right away, created in order to promote the learning process, following a methodology called “Action Learning”. Participants will be active protagonists since they will live an educational experience centred on the experimentation of their own ability.

Self-education through multimedia devices, or learning from people of the same level are common and even more widespread than formal education.

During the whole course according to the different phases will be used:
- the same theatre techniques that they have to learn, by experiencing them directly on themselves
- discussions about the workshop experience (on theory, method and related techniques)
- sharing and working out the emotions experienced during the workshop
- group work on project planning
- theoretical and methodological follow up of the course experience
- evaluation at the end of every day and final evaluation at the end of the course.
Due to the fact that participants are expert in the same methods, we'll ask them to lead part of the course itself, followed by teachers’ feedbacks.

A tutor will be available to support individuals in all needs they could have before, during and after the training concerning the course (organisation, contacts with trainers, accommodation...).


Outcomes
After the course participants are expected to:
- be able to plan an intervention of Boal's and Freire's methods, with marginalised groups by means of T.O. techniques and taking in account of target group and its needs, context analysis and resources on the field.
- to be able to lead by their own the projects created as written above with our counselling at distance and by self-help of participants themselves.

 

Participants

The training is open to every person working in adult education with Boal's and/or Freire's method: teachers, animateurs, educators, social workers, psychologists, volunteers, theatre practitioners, both operating in formal and informal education.

Particularly appreciated people with long experience in Theatre of the Oppressed and/or with marginalized groups.

 

Limits: maximum 1/3 of participants from Italy or every other single country.

Intermediate level of English is required.

Searching balance between male and female.

Admitted also some people who will to work in this field with those methods at maximum 1/5 of participants.

 

Evaluation

  • Daily we will ask an observation about the program and the activities of the previous day

  • daily we'll ask participants to evaluate their own personal and professional growth

  • an evaluation and a satisfaction form will be given the last day concerning:

- group dynamics

- trainers' competence

- contents, method and techniques learned

- general organisation before and during the training

- accommodation

- general programme.

 

Follow-up

After the event.
- The methods shared and explored and the
bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.
- At the end of the event, participants will have the possibility to keep in touch with their teachers and with the other participants by a
mailing list already activated before the course itself starts. It will give them the opportunity to broaden the themes of this course and keep on learning, thanks to the intercultural exchange.

- further books and articles to deepen the issue and contacts with some other practitioners all over in Europe and in the world will be suggested by trainers.

- Participants will be asked to keep a diary of their experience during the course, and it could also be published on the WEB.

- Our web site will host writings about theory and methodology (from teachers) and about experiences (from other people involved in the issue: participants, other experienced people, teachers, Giolli’s members...). A “forum” online will be open where participants could put their ideas and doubts. Trainers will launch problems, questions, reflections to the mailing list and the platform, from time to time.

 

- the chance to have further trainings at Giolli or some other similar group in Europe that we are in touch with (Sweden, Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Neederlands, Portugal, Spain) will be given to participants.

- the chance to have supervised their own practice by trainers (directly or by video ) will be given.
- a support to start a network of mutual help among participants will be given as well.

 

- About four months after the end of the course we will ask particpants to write a report about the effects the course has had on their efficiency and on their operating and territorial context, pointing out possible implementations. They will be asked:

--- how they are using elements learned in the training

--- which kind of further reflections arose

--- how are they using materials produced, in order to stimulate a further training.

Also forms of self-assessment about their own interventions will be sent.

 

 

PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)

IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING:

 

ENGLISH:

Arrival day
Participants welcome and accomodation.
Welcome dinner.

1
st day
Training opening and introduction - Technical-practical laboratory.
Trainers: Roberto Mazzini and Julian Boal.

Goals: knowing each other by a self-presentation of one's own work/institution/profession/context, made by video, practical exercises, discussion. Sharing expectations. Organisation agreement.

2nd day
Group building - Technical-practical laboratory.
Trainers: Roberto Mazzini and Julian Boal and every participant.
Goal: to create a group atmosphere able to prepare to a further work together.

3rd day
Boal's and Freire's approaches: problems and issues – group work
Trainers: Roberto Mazzini and Julian Boal and every participant.

Goal: to have an overview about the main question that arise today using these methods. Defining the classical way to use them, the wrong-one and our own differences in practice and theory.

 

4th day
Ethical questions – group work and case study
Trainers: Roberto Mazzini and Julian Boal and every participant.

Goal: to point out specific main ethical questions to be further explored, by processing single cases occured in the participants' work.


5 th day

Towards a network of best practices – group work
Trainers: Roberto Mazzini and Julian Boal and every participant.

Goal: to plan a sort of network including groups and individuals using these two methods in the best way. How to involve other organisations and keeping this first sharing alive.


Departure day
Consignment of course material.
Departure.

 

 

Daily Schedule:
9.30-12.30 Training

12.30-15.30 Lunch and rest
15.30-18.30 Training

18.30-20.00 Informal time to socialize, relaxing...

After Dinner: informal socialisation o extra course event.

(every session will have breaks if required by participants; a translation also into Italian, French or Spanish is available at the moment whether some participants would need it).

 

Extra course event:

--- 2nd training day evening: meeting with Giolli's staff and Kwa Dunia association that operates in the field of intercultural education by using T.O. method and over, at school, with migrants, and so.

--- 4th training day evening: performance from Giolli's company about domestic violence against woman. Invitation to local institutions, no-profit organisation and journalists.

 

TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED

IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING:

Certificate of attendance including contents and time.

 

INFORMATION ON TRAINING

 

DATE OF START:

20/03/10

 

TIME OF START: 9.30

 

DATE OF END:

24/03/10

TIME OF END: 18.30

 

 

 

 

 

Deadline for registration:

15/11/09

FEE for cancellation: 200 €

 

 

 

NAME OF ORGANIZING INSTITUTION:

Giolli cooperativa sociale – Centro permanente di ricerca e sperimentazione teatrale dei metodi Boal e Freire

 

ADRESS

Via Chiesa 12

 

POSTCODE:

43022

 

TOWN / CITY:

Montechiarugolo PR

 

Nearest big city:

Bologna Distance: 150 km

 

COUNTRY:

Italy

 

PHONE NUMBER AND FAX

++39 521-686385

 

MAIL

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WEBSITE

www.giollicoop.it

 

 

 

Data Service

NAME OF HOST INSTITUTION:

Casa Laboratorio L'Asinara

 

 

ADRESS

Via del Traglione 221

 

 

TOWN

Casaltone (province of Parma) – 9 Km from Parma

 

 

COUNTRY

ITALY

   
   

CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS TRAINING:

dr. Roberto Mazzini

 

TEL NR:

+39-3471112207”

 

FAX NR:

+39-521-686385”

 

EMAIL:

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IDENTIFICATION OF THE TRAINER/S: NAME, PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION, ROLE DURING THE TRAINING:
Roberto Mazzini (psychoterapist - trainer)

Julian Boal (theatre free lance – trainer)

Giovanni Badalotti (actor - tutor)

 

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS ENVISAGED:

15

 

FEE IN € FOR ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS :

200

 

PARTICIPATION / COURSE FEE IN €:

400

 

TOTAL COURSE FEE PER PARTICIPANT IN €:

600

 

CANCELLATION FEE IN € (WHERE APPLICABLE):

200

 

SPECIAL REMARKS:
A questionnaire given before the course start will gather individual specific needs as diet, disabilities, religious needs, etc.