Courses start on:

18 July 2021

Split, Croatia

15 August 2021

Fira, Greece (Santorini)

26 September 2021

Larissa, Greece

7 November 2021

Larissa, Greece

6 March 2022

Larissa, Greece

12 June 2022

Angra do Heroismo, PT (Azores)

24 July 2022

Split, Croatia

21 August 2022

Fira, Greece (Santorini)

18 September 2022

Larissa, Greece

Each course session is available with 7 days and 2 weeks programme option

Additional dates and tailor made courses are possible on request

PUPPETS AND MASKS IN EDUCATION - COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Introduction

This course is aimed at teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary and special needs education, staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers and company staff as well as students and all those who want to learn about the creation and use of puppets and masks for mediation and expression facilitation. The coruse will focus on technical and practical aspects of creating masks and puppets and on theoretical and functional aspects of the use of puppets and masks in mediation, special needs education, integration, creative thinking and creative expression. Participants are expected to have at least A2 level of English proficiency and should be able to work with materials and techniques for creating masks and puppets. No prior knowledge of the topic is neccessary, only the physical ability to operate scissors, knifes, sponge, etc.

 

Methodology

Methodology is based on theoretical input, presentations of examples of good practice as well as demonstrations and experience comparissons and in the most part practical work on creating and use of masks and puppets. Participants will have the opportunity to create several kinds of masks and puppets (such as personalised mask made of cast and sponge mask, hand puppets, finger puppets, shadow puppets and rod puppets). Participants practice metods for use of masks and puppets in their profesional context.

 

Objectives

  • Learning how to make a simple finger puppet, hand puppet, rod puppet and shadow puppet and animate them.

  • Learning how to make a personalised mak out of cast and decorate it.

  • Learning how to make a mask out of sponge.

  • Understanding how puppets and masks can be used in work with pre-school, primary school and children with special needs in order to teach morals and values, reinforce good behavior, handle sensitive topics, stimulate immagination, encourage creative play and aid discovery, give instructions and guide learning.

  • Boosting participants’ confidence in use of puppets and masks.

  • Enhancing professional skills through mastering tools for creating and using puppets and masks in their professional context.

  • Providing and exercising creative ideas and practical resources for successful use of puppets and masks in education.

  • Improving English fluency (official language of the course).

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

  • Sharing experiences of school project work and use of puppets and masks in education from different organizations in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Developing the online collaboration platform for preparation, dissemination and networking in order to develop future partnerships and projects.

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among people using puppets and masks in education in different contexts.

  • Providing insights into different education systems.

 

 

Preparation

After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to publish a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture. The presentation will be available on the virtual collaboration platform. It will be used during the first meeting, but it will also be available online to the other participants so that they can have a preliminary knowledge of the group they are going to be part of. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.

Follow up

 

After the course participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Since they will all join the virtual collaboration platform they will be able to further discuss and deepen the understanding of the themes of this course and therefore keep on learning. Moreover, they will be encouraged to share materials showing how they are using what they have learned in their everyday work in terms of ideas, photos, videos, lesson plans, assessment and self-assessment forms, etc. creating an open educational resource available to everyone else from the group. Thanks to the virtual collaboration platform they will all be networked which will provide greater opportunities to develop future partnerships and projects. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.

 

Certificate

 

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and the Europass Mobility Document.

 

Paperwork

We also provide all the support with paperwork you might need for your Erasmus+ project documentation such as mobility agreement and regsitration letter.

Draft Programme

2 weeks programme (40 hours) 800 € + VAT if applicable

7 day programme (28 hours) 560 € + VAT if applicable

   Day 1

Introduction of participants

Outline of the programme

Warm ups and ice-breakers

   Day 2

Theoretical introduction to the use of puppets and masks in education

Cultural evening

   Day 3

Practical workshop on creating and animating finger puppets and hand puppets; finding a way to implement the use of these pupptest in school

   Day 4

Teambuilding and networking activities with a cultural trip

  Day 5

Practical workshop on creating a personalised mask made out of cast, lesson and workshop on mediating properties of puppets and masks

   Day 6

Online tools for collaboration in educational projects based in use of puppets and masks, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

Individual support

   Day 7

Presentation of outcomes

Panel discussion

Evaluation

Closing session

   Day 1

Introduction of participants

Outline of the programme

Warm ups and ice-breakers

   Day 2

Theoretical introduction to the use of puppets and masks in education

Cultural evening

   Day 3

Practical workshop on creating and animating finger puppets and hand puppets; finding a way to implement the use of these pupptest in school

   Day 4

Teambuilding and networking activities with a cultural trip

  Day 5

Practical workshop on creating a personalised mask made out of cast, lesson and workshop on mediating properties of puppets and masks

   Day 6

Online tools for collaboration in educational projects based in use of puppets and masks, eTwinning, School Education Gateway

Individual support

   Day 7

Whole day cultural trip (optional at additional cost)

  Day 8

Free Day

   Day 9

Practical workshop on creating a rod or a shadow puppet

   Day 10

Practical workshop on creating a sponge mask

   Day 11

Theoretical lesson and support in development of plans for use of puppets and masks in lessons in order to facilitate integration, creative thinking and expression

   Day 12

Presentation of outcomes

Panel discussion

Evaluation

Closing session

Quick links

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