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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Tsiaras Asterios

Tsiaras Asterios

Associate professor, Department of Theatre Studies, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Asterios Tsiaras is Associate Professor at the Department of Theatre Studies of the University of Peloponnese. He is also Vice Rector of Academic Affairs and Students' Welfare and Director of the Master's degree programme, entitled “Drama and Performing Arts in Education and Lifelong Learning”at the same University. His field of specialization is Drama and Theatre in Education. He has taught and practised drama and theatre education at all ages and levels, from pre-school to post-graduate and community contexts. His publications include:  The Contribution of Dramatic Play to Classroom Psycosociology in Primary Education, Dramatic Play in Primary School, Drama and Theatre in Education, Dramatic Play as a Means of Self-concept Improvement in Primary School Age Children, Theatrical Education in Primary School and the Developmental Dimension of Teaching Drama-in-Education. Current research projects are focusing on the contribution drama may make in increasing the emotional intelligence of young people and in conflict resolution in the classroom. He has written eight monographs and more than 25 articles on drama/theatre education.