Students will develop empathy and resilience in relation to situations of stress, conflict and difference through the use of key drama practices; improvisation, role-play, ensemble, contextual understanding and characterisation. They will grow an understanding of human responses in diverse situations, and learn to identify and use their inner strengths to create positive change. The program proactively grows mental wellbeing by giving students the skills to understand conflict, grow stronger, more peaceful relationships in the classroom and change situations of conflict for the better. Activities draw on Augusto Boal’s pedagogy of student-centred learning and self-reflection. James ‘Fish’ Gill has 16 years experience engaging students in experiential learning programs in schools throughout Western Australia, and eight years building mental and emotional resilience in individuals and organisations. Curriculum links:The program will assist teachers to address the following Western Australian Curriculum learning areas:Health and Physical Education - build resilience, manage risk and develop satisfying, respectful relationships.Drama - develop confidence, empathy and self-awareness, depict and celebrate human experience, take risks and extend creativity.+General Capabilities - Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability, Ethical understanding, Intercultural understanding.Format:Cooperative improvised drama activities, individual and peer-learning, facilitated group discussion.9 x 40min sessions, 32 students maximum.Will tour regionally – format is adaptable for regional schools
Target audience/Year level: Primary and Secondary students Years 5-12When: Available all year, contact Creative Teams ConsultingWhere: At your schoolCost: $2,475 for a program of nine (9) workshopsTel: James 'Fish' Gill 0400 726 227Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.creativeteams.com.au
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