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The DICE has been cast: Research findings and recommendations on educational theatre and drama

Document type: Grey Literature
Document language: English
Uploaded By: Denise Alexander (denisealexander)
Date Uploaded: 2012/07/06 10:48:10.403 GMT+2
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Authors: DICE consortium
Published on Date: 2010
Funding source project: DG Education and Culture, European commission
Abstract:

DICE (“Drama Improves Lisbon Key Competences in Education”) was an international EU-supported project. In addition to other educational aims, this two-year project was a cross-cultural research study investigating the effects of educational theatre and drama on five of the eight Key Competences. The research was conducted by twelve partners (leader: Hungary, partners: Czech Republic, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and United Kingdom). All members are highly regarded nationally and internationally and represent a wide variety of formal and non-formal practitioners of education. Educational theatre and drama practitioners have believed in the efficacy of their work for a long time, but until now it has rarely been measured with scientific tools. In the DICE project, several dozen educational theatre and drama practitioners from twelve countries, with the widest theoretical and professional background, have allied forces with academics (psychologists and sociologists), to measure the impact of educational theatre and drama.

(“Drama Improves Lisbon Key Competences in Education”) was an international EU-supported project. In addition to other educational aims, this two-year project was a cross-cultural research study investigating the effects of educational theatre and drama on five of the eight Key Competences. The research was conducted by twelve partners (leader: Hungary, partners: Czech Republic, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and United Kingdom). All members are highly regarded nationally and internationally and represent a wide variety of formal and non-formal practitioners of education. Educational theatre and drama practitioners have believed in the efficacy of their work for a long time, but until now it has rarely been measured with scientific tools. In the DICE project, several dozen educational theatre and drama practitioners from twelve countries, with the widest theoretical and professional background, have allied forces with academics (psychologists and sociologists), to measure the impact of educational theatre and drama.

The objectives of the project were:

• To demonstrate with cross-cultural quantitative and qualitative research that educational theatre and drama is a powerful tool to improve the Key Competences. The research was conducted with almost five thousand young people aged 13-16 years.

• To publish a Policy Paper, based on the research, and disseminate it among educational and cultural stakeholders at European, national, and local levels worldwide.

• To create an Education Resource - a publication for schools, educators and arts practitioners about the different practices of educational drama. To disseminate this pack at the European, national, and local levels worldwide.

• To compare theatre and drama activities in education in different countries and help the transfer of know-how with the mobility of experts and expertise.

• To hold conferences in most of the partner countries in order to disseminate the results of the project. To organise a conference in Brussels for key EU leaders in arts, culture, education and youth.


Riche Classification

Taxonomy:
Demography: All , Child (primary school: broadly 5-10 years) , Older child (secondary school: broadly 11-16 years) , Adolescent (under 18 years) ,
Child Related Topics: Primary education , Secondary education , Other curriculum issues ,
Health issues, determinants and measures: Family health and relations , Mental health , Play and leisure , Activity and participation , Communication , Learning & Applying Knowledge , Major Life Areas , Community, Social & Civic Life , Domestic Life , Family health and relations , Interest groups , Interpersonal Interactions and relationships , School , Support and relationships , Education, employment and skills , Education and training methods , School , Education, employment and skills , School ,
Languages and Geographical Perspective: Czech Republic , Hungary , Netherlands , Norway , Poland , Portugal , Romania , Serbia , Sweden , United Kingdom , English ,
Study type / scale / state of progress / setting: Evaluation research - of policy or of practice, interventions. , Action research , School , Selected European countries , Completed and published , Professional research ,