DRAMA, ACTING AND ROLE PLAYING AS A THERAPEUTIC METHOD CONFRONTING LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
Drama, acting and role playing related activities are powerful means of personal development, among young students and across their life span. Drama, acting and role playing have a strong therapeutic power and are strictly connected to our body: art activities can influence blood pressure and breathing. Drama, acting and role playing also promote self-esteem and self-expression, empathy, self – knowledge and self-regulation, time-space management skills and mental – emotional growth. As a matter of fact, they can be a great tool to promote integration and communication among students, especially those who are affected by learning disabilities.
The course aims to present the therapeutic power of Arts through first-hand experimentation of various art techniques such as drama, acting and role playing. In addition, teachers will be involved in group and role-playing activities related to the important role of them in the case of students with learning disabilities. We will not delve fully into the real therapeutic context, but we will definitely create a secure environment where you can experiment the therapeutic power of these types of art and learn how to properly respond to your students’ needs and requests.
Participants will be involved in an active learning process, focusing on personal experience and self – expression, combining cognitive and emotional elements to ensure long-lasting retention of new knowledge.