Hello Ciaran Earley,
I have worked in Finland at the University of Turku in one European project: Drama a Way to Social Inclusion". Drama Way -project explored the multiple ways drama and theatre can be used to help young people towards social inclusion. It experimented with various cultural activities on the edge of formal and informal education. Drama was not just art for arts sake. The meaning of project was to be an active creation of alternative futures and identities by the young people themselves. In Drama Way skills and methods were developed in order to serve the needs of young people better.
I´m a psychotherapist and trainer and I use many phototherapeutical methods in my work both in therapy and training. In DramaWay project I and my college Tarja Koffert developed a method "Photo as Step to Drama". We have done two workshops by this method, one in Barcelona in Spain and one in Turku in Finland. We have had good experiences in connecting photos and drama in this kind of learning processes.
We participated in Julian Boals workshop in Barcelona and got many ideas there how to continue this work with different learning groups or in social context.
You can get more information via DramaWay web-sites.
There is also one Photo as a Step to Drama PowerPoint program. I wish it works well enough in your machine!
Best wishes Ulla Halkola
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