DRAMA BASED LEARNING CERTIFICATE
The Drama Based Learning (DBL) Certificate is an experiential workshop that equips educators, specialists, and leadership with a comprehensive understanding of how to adapt DBL strategies and conventions to their teaching needs, and design learning experiences accordingly.
What will be covered in this workshop?
Educators will learn a set of tools and methods, how to apply them to teaching and learning, and through this, develop an understanding of the deep pedagogical benefits of DBL in relation with Socio-Emotional Learning and 21st Century teaching goals.
Who should attend this workshop?
This workshop is most suitable for Early Years Educators, All Subject Primary School Teachers, and Secondary School Teachers working with language and humanities subjects and Specialists or Leadership.
Participants will be able to understand how DBL works and how to use multiple DBL strategies in their practice. They will be introduced to the larger DBL knowledge resources/ecosystems with which they will be able to expand their own toolkit and actively demonstrate and advocate for DBL strategies within their school. Over time, with personal practice, participants are able to introduce other school teachers to DBL.
By the end of this workshop participants will:
Learn to practice a number of key DBL strategies, tools and processes for use in their classrooms.
Develop the capacity to read and pick up other DBL approaches that are shared with them.
Use DBL to tailor learning experiences for differentiated learners within the classroom.
Adapt DBL tools to more effectively deliver their own curriculum.
Requirements for the Certificate:
Attendance on all the days of the in-person training is mandatory.
Complete an assignment that provides evidence of integrating DBL methods in the teaching of a lesson/unit.
The assignment must be completed within 3 months of training
What will be covered in the modules?
1- DRAMA BASED LEARNING (DBL)
DBL is a whole body, whole mind, experiential learning methodology which engages the learner completely.
Understand why Drama works as an ideal medium for learning and how Drama makes learning more engaging and memorable.
Explore these questions to understand how drama awakens multiple skills, awarenesses and competencies in the learner.
This module further explores how DBL enhances teacher and student interaction, the power and principles behind the DBL safe space, and its role in risk-taking, personal expression and mindfulness.
2- PLAY BASED LEARNING THROUGH DRAMA
Drama as “play” encourages learners to challenge themselves, improves social regulation and creates opportunities for cooperation and collaboration.
Games and structures of play allow for creativity within the rules as well as strategies and problem-solving. This module explores the power of rituals, inclusivity through play, and healthy competition.
The module also covers how to integrate curriculum into structures of play.
3- IMAGINATION AND ROLE PLAY
Playing “in-role” and exploring characters, and situations allows students to exercise perspective, understanding, and empathy.
Role-play in DBL involves working with imagination to create scenarios in which to experientially investigate real-world situations in the safe space of a simulated environment.
Learners have the power to pause, stop, rewind, re-imagine, and interact with the characters and scenarios in multiple ways. Through these enactments, participants improve social, intellectual and emotional muscles for better life readiness.
4- CREATIVITY AND STORYTELLING
DBL is an ideal space to integrate opportunities for creativity and storytelling. Storytelling is recognized as one of the most powerful learning and teaching methods in education.
The creativity and storytelling module look at bringing to life content being explored from the curriculum.
The creation process involves collaborative making, integration of ideas, and the construction of plots and stories. Through this learners understand causality connectivity and develop the ability to cognitively hold multiple factors in mind when creating a story.
Cancellation Policy: All registrations are final and non-refundable. Registration is, however, transferrable. If you cannot make it to the event, please find a colleague to attend in your place.