Athens International Conference 2018
Theatre/Drama and Performing Arts in Education
Utopia or Necessity?

Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr) in the 20th anniversary of its foundation (1998-2018), in partnership with the International Drama/Theatre & Education Association (IDEA) and in collaboration with a number of academic, professional and artistic institutions in Greece and abroad, is organizing the 8th Athens International Conference on Theatre and Performing Arts in Education.

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Tomasidou Nandia

Tomasidou Nandia

Theatre/drama pedagogue, Cyprus

Dr. Nandia Tomasidou holds an BA in Education Studies (University of Cyprus) . She also holds a Master of Arts with distinction in Drama and Theatre Education (University of Warwick), as well and a PhD in Education (University of Warwick). Her PhD thesis focused on the contribution of the arts, and drama in particular, to the personal, social and educational well-beingof children and teenagers. She currently teaches Drama and Theatre Education to undergraduate and postgraduate students in universities in Cyprus. She also collaborates with the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute working towards training teachers in the field of Drama Education and towards developing the value of theatre in formal and non-formal education. She has designed, organised and conducted three educational programmes addressed to primary school students. The programmes have been approved and promoted by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. She is also a curriculum designer for the Cyprus Fairy Tale Museum. In 2013 she established her own Youth Theatre for children and teenagers, aiming towards helping them develop personally, socially and collectively through drama and other performing arts. She has presented her work in various academic conferences and seminars. She is currently in the process of publishing a book based on her doctoral thesis titled ‘The contribution of drama and the arts to student well-being’.