Path for Soft Skills through Theater – Training Course for youth workers
17-28 June in Lefkas, Greece
Theatre is a mediation tool that integrates all these mechanisms. The frequent and long-term practice of theatre allows a considerable development of soft skills among young people. The development of soft skills is essential for the personal development and professional success of young people, including those with fewer opportunities. Non-formal education is a sure value for the development and recognition of the non-technical skills of young people. It is therefore necessary to mobilize the actors of non-formal education, to further help young people to develop their soft skills through personalized and adapted theatrical practices.
In this context, Solidarity Tracks in cooperation with Compagnie 3.42 organized a training course, where were invited 33 youth workers and young leaders/animators from different background active in non-formal education programs including people who are working for youngsters with less opportunities, experienced in setting up theatre activities, from 10 European countries.
During this 10-days course, in Lefkas, Greece, we strengthen our knowledge of the concept, types and values of soft skills and the appropriate methods and developed these skills. We shared our methods with young people in our activities to improve their soft skills. We also developed new skills on different methods of theatre education for improving the soft skills of young people, and the personalized choice of non-formal education tools through theatrical practice adapted for young people with different profiles & abilities and/or from different socio-cultural and economic backgrounds.
Project Funded by Erasmus+
The I.D.E.A – Theater for Inclusion, Diversity, Education & Art – Project promoter Compagnie 3.42
Theater for Inclusion, Diversity, Education & Art
Training course in Lefkas Greece, 27 educators
from 9 European countries (Greece, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Poland and Romania)
In this training, the beneficiary youth workers/ educators shared experiences, views and good practices on the subject of Inclusion and Diversity and elaborated theoretically and practically on theater as an artistic and social means and reached an innovative methodology favoring social inclusion, integration and intercultural dialogue. Theater as method boosted the educators’ competences and potency for launching new activities for the young people and centered theater as a means of the social inclusion of young people with special needs and/or less opportunities.
24-31 March 2017 – Maiori (Amalfi Coast – Italy)
“Ha, Ha, Ha…for health, learning and well-being” is an 11 day training course organised by ACARBIO in cooperation with Solidarity Tracks (Greece) and Compagnie3.42 (France) with the participation of other associations from European, Mediterranean, Balkan and Eastern/Caucasian countries. This training course involved a total of 13 countries (Italy, Greece, France, Spain, Poland, Romania, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Tunisia, Palestine, Armenia, Georgia) with 26 youth workers who acquired competencies & skills about the pedagogical aspect of laughter, so that they could practice this sort of activities with young people in the future. During the training in question the participants had to think up and develop new skills about laughter without reason, other than innovative methods for using this activity in non-formal education.
– Workshops: Laughing sessions for youth workers
– Laughing sessions used in the training and more: Other laughing sessions examples
– Highlights of the project: https://youtu.be/udXKguNFhTk
Other material for dissemination:
– Summary Video: https://www.facebook.com/acarbio.onlus/videos/1437420732955362/
– Live of a laughing session: https://www.facebook.com/acarbio.onlus/videos/1432369930127109/
– Intercultural night: https://www.facebook.com/acarbio.onlus/videos/1431409316889837/
– Article http://www.positanonews.it/articolo/3181380/maiori-costa-damalfi-pierre-fayet-risata-salvera-mondo)
– Interviews by local journalists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbT8hBOsKVk