FIRST CALL: HOW DRAMA IN EDUCATION ENHANCES THE QUALITY OF TEACHING

 

Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb in cooperation with Croatian Centre for Drama Education and Tirena Theatre from Zagreb, is organising the 3rd International Art and Science Symposium

 HOW DRAMA IN EDUCATION ENHANCES THE QUALITY OF TEACHING

The conference will take place in Zagreb 29 – 31 August, 2019

at the Faculty of Teacher Education, Savska 77, Zagreb, Croatia

 

FIRST CALL

 

We invite all classroom and subject teachers, preschool teachers, professors and all who use drama as a teaching method (or would like to learn about it) to join us in the 3rd Symposium on Drama Education. At our first Symposium in 2017, we discussed the position of Drama education within education and cultural institutions. The large number of participants seemed to have enjoyed many of the offered workshops. While discussing the status of Drama education, we wondered how to exchange experiences and promote practices portrayed by excellence. Our second Symposium was therefore slightly more “serious” and intensified in the direction of our own practice offering longer, more thorough workshops embraced under the title Encouraging quality in drama creativity. We invited participants to offer a professional and research position on their thoughts and practices and present them in the form of written papers. Therefore, the second symposium comprised research and professional presentations and intensely focused on issues of quality education in drama, evaluation of plays performed by children and the customary LiDraNo. Over 20 professional and research papers which have undergone the peer-review process have been published in the conference proceedings along with notes from the symposium (available on-line at: http://dramskapedagogija.ufzg.hr/). Take a look, read, seek inspiration… The 3rd Symposium which we are announcing will focus on the place and possibilities of Drama education in school and kindergarten programs. Specifically, it will deal with Drama in education, a form of drama whose main goal is to teach and influence the development and growth of children and youth.

The Symposium will raise some important questions:

  • Where is the place of drama education in regular teaching in school? A separate subject or teaching method? (Should we advocate establishing a separate subject?)
  • In what ways do drama techniques and methods enhance the teaching process?
  • Does drama always contribute to the teaching process?
  • How to assess the achievement of drama work in the classroom? Better acquisition of content? A breakthrough into other or different ways of thinking and experiencing?
  • How to evaluate students’ achievements in drama education?
  • How to teach various teaching content using drama-pedagogy methods?

The Symposium will offer:

  • Plenaries by invited lecturers dealing with the main topic from different aspects;
  • Professional – research part of the Symposium where participants will present and discuss their work;
  • Workshops by invited professionals;
  • Workshops by Symposium participants;
  • Plays performed by children and youth.

Provisional Symposium program:

Day 1:

15.00 – Opening

15.30 – 17.30 – Plenaries

17.30 – Performance

Day 2:

9.00 – 11.00 – Professional-research part of the symposium: Participants’ presentations of work and discussions (in parallel sections)

11.30 – 13.30 – Plenaries

13.30 – 14.30 – Lunch break

14.30 – 18.30 – Workshops

18.45 – Performace

Day 3:

9.00 – 13.00 – Workshops

13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch break

14.00 – 18.00 – Workshops

Symposium closing: Performance

Plenaries:

  • Nataša Govedić: Why every classroom needs its own drama teacher or edu-drama as a polyvalent method of student expressiveness, conflict resolution, and civics in the classroom
  • Vladimir Krušić: Drama pedagogy in various European cultural and teaching traditions
  • Nikolina Marinić: Drama education in educational systems around the world
  • Damir Miholić: Drama education and children with developmental disabilities
  • Zvonimir Peranić: Drama education and teaching the natural sciences
  • Maša Rimac Jurinović: Drama education – a teaching method or school subject

Workshops will be organized according to the following thematic headings:

  1. Drama and teaching STEM subjects
  2. Drama and teaching literature
  3. Drama and teaching languages
  4. Drama in “extraordinary circumstances”
  5. Drama in kindergarten
  6. Puppetry in kindergarten and schools.

 

Forms of participation:

  1. Participant (attendance in discussions and workshop, attendance in the research-professional part of the Symposium, attendance at plays).
  2. Participation with professional and/or research paper for the professional-research part of the Symposium: the paper should reflect one of the topics within the main Symposium theme and issues that the Symposium addresses either directly or indirectly. The submitted paper can be conceptualized as a professional paper, original research paper, or examples from teaching practice. Papers that pass the review process will be published in the conference proceedings.
  3. Participation with workshop presentation of drama-pedagogy work in school /regular programs in kindergarten (workshops that successfully pass the review process will be presented at the Symposium).

All participants who have paid the Symposium fee can actively participate in all activities throughout  the event.

 

Application instructions:

All interested participants can apply by filling out the application form at this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8bo1VH6K9wjfqmdmdwIr97cRTvp9X0FRCvUCrM1e6oRs9dw/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Symposium fees:

Regular fee: 500 kn / 70 €

Student fee: 200 kn / 30 €

 

The Symposium fee includes Symposium materials, two lunch breaks and refreshments during breaks.

 

Payment instructions for payments from abroad

– recipient: Faculty of Teacher Education, Zagreb, Savska 77, Zagreb, Croatia

– IBAN of the recipient: HR9124020061100639639

– SWIFT/BIC: ESBCHR22

– bank name: Erste i Steiermakische bank d. d., Jadranski trg 3 a, Rijeka, Republic of Croatia

– payment description: Symposium How Drama in Education Enhances the Quality of Teaching, name and surname of the payer, address and tax or identification number (ID number)

Receipt for the fee paid should be sent to: simpozij@ufzg.hr.

Symposium languages: Croatian and English.

Registration deadlines:

  • Abstract (professional or research paper) submission deadline: May 3, 2019
  • Workshop application (presentation of own drama-pedagogy work in school / kindergarten): May 15, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance (professional or research paper and workshop): June 1, 2019
  • Registration for attendance only (without professional or research paper or workshop): June 15, 2019
  • Conference fee: July 1, 2019
  • Submission of completed professional or research paper: August 15, 2019

Programme board:

  • Prof. Iva Gruić, PhD, Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, president
  • Sandra Banić Naumovski, Children’s Theatre Dubrava, Zagreb
  • Snježana Čubrilo, Croatian Centre IDEA
  • Helena Korošec, PhD, Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Vladimir Krušić, PhD, Croatian Centre for Drama Education, Zagreb
  • Srećko Listeš, PhD, Agencija za odgoj i obrazovanje, Split
  • Prof. Damir Miholić, PhD, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb
  • Prof. Marina Petković Liker, Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb
  • Ines Škuflić Horvat, MSc, Tirena Theatre, Zagreb
  • Prof. Tamara Turza Bogdan, PhD, Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb
  • Prof. Vladimira Velički, PhD, Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb
  • Frana Marija Vranković, free-lance artist
  • Diana Zalar, PhD, Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb

Organization board:

  • Prof. Iva Gruić, PhD, Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, president
  • Sandra Banić Naumovski, Children’s Theatre Dubrava, Zagreb
  • Snježana Čubrilo, Croatian Centre IDEA
  • Nina Horvat, Tirena Theatre, Zagreb
  • Prof. Damir Miholić, PhD, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb                                                                                                         
  • Maja Sviben, Croatian Centre IDEA, Zagreb
  • Ines Škuflić Horvat, MSc, Tirena Theatre, Zagreb
  • Frana Marija Vranković, free-lance artist
  • prof. Vladimira Velički, PhD, Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb

Symposium Secretaries: Maša Rimac Jurinović and Zrinka Vukojević, Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb

For all additional information send inquiries to: simpozij@ufzg.hr

 Note:  a detailed schedule, as well as a list and description of workshops will be published by August 1st, 2019

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