Shakespeare lives in schools
Eirini Kareta, trainer/ Partnerships and Programmes Coordinator British Council Greece
Nicoletta Dimopoulou, theatre teacher/facilitator, Greece
Workshop 2,5 hours
Part of the 2018 ATHENS GREECE INTERNATIONAL THEATRE/DRAMA & EDUCATION CONFERENCE
organised by the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr)
Language: English- Greek
This “Shakespeare Lives” schools’ pack was created by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016. Specially designed to encourage learning across the curriculum, the resource is split into five key themes; Leadership and Power, Family and Relationships, Identity and Equality, Fate and Destiny, Justice and Rules. Participants will have the opportunity to develop skills, question and elaborate on the above topics as well as to get insights in the world of theatre. The programme gets participants acquainted with Shakespeare’s plays, his timeless ideas and rich use of language as well as enables them to develop:
• Knowledge and understanding: of topics such as laws and regulations, democratic processes, human rights, diversity, wealth and economy and sustainable development as well as for concepts like democracy, justice, equality, freedom, power and the welfare state.
• Skills and competences: Critical thinking, information analysis, expression of opinion, participatory learning, negotiation, conflict resolution and engagement in collective actions.
• Values and attitudes: Respect for justice, democracy and welfare state, acceptance, tolerance, advocacy, cooperation and standing for other people.
• Familiarisation with the world of theatre, as well as with improvisation and creativity.
Nikoletta Dimopoulou holds a Bachelor Degree from the Drama Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Master Degree of Arts in International Performance Research from the University of Warwick, University of Amsterdam and University of Arts in Belgrade. She has worked as a dramaturge and theatre/drama facilitator in programmes for preschool, primary and secondary education. She has designed the non-formal learning programme for adults “Europe on Stage” in Germany, focused on the deconstruction of international social stereotypes through the use of theatre and the Summer School of Performing Arts for teenagers for British Council Greece. She is a "Life Skills" facilitator for British Council and founder member of the Museum Theatre-Heterotopia Koin.s.ep. Since 2016 she is an active member of the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network. Since 2018, she holds the post of South Greece & Aegean Islands Management in the programme “it could be me-it could be you” by the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr) in association with and the support of UNHCR Greece (UN Agency for Refugees).
Eirini Kareta has worked as an educational projects’ manager and coordinator whose areas of specialization are youth engagement, social inclusion and solidarity economy. She holds a bachelor in International & European Relations and an International Master Degree in Peace, Conflicts and International Development. She has considerable work experience in Youth projects and has cooperated with non-for-profit organizations in Greece and Spain. In the past two years she has been coordinating a UNICEF/ECHO project on education and inclusion of refugee adolescents residing at the Skaramagas camp alongside parallel capacity-building training for teachers and activities aimed to enhance students’ learning experience students through music and digital literacy. She has worked as a youth trainer for more than 10 years and is currently working as an Education and Society Coordinator at the British Council in Greece.