Partners' Institution:
Klaipėda Puppet Theatre
Project's period (from/to):
05 November 2017 - 31 October 2019
Activity concerned:
IO1 - Guideline for Teachers on Performing Arts to Promote Integration at School

Objectives of activities carried out:
The main OFF-BOOK methodological approach is to encourage the building of a new interaction between teachers and students putting the focus on the dialogue among individuals and not on the traditional vertical teaching methods, thus breaking up the still typical logic of traditional School education and dynamics within the class communities based on the overwhelming impact of personal opinions and judgments by individuals on other individuals.

The specific objective of this Intellectual Output is to produce a Guideline for Teachers on the use of Performing Arts to promote integration at school providing school Teachers with a comprehensive picture on how to make an effective use of Performing Arts and Theatrical Laboratories with their students, in order to IMPACT on school communities needs by:
• Enhancing a new dialogue pattern among teachers and students
• Enhancing students' skills with special reference to soft skills
• Enhancing the dialogue among students with special concern to multicultural classes in order to combat prejudices and discrimination practices
• Combating ESL as a consequence of the shift in teachers/students relation from vertical to horizontal
• Contributing to teachers' curricula development with special reference to the role of facilitator in non formal education environments
• Improving schools' capacity of planning, managing, implementing and evaluating new educational paths with special reference to multiculturalism favouring civil coexistence

Description of activities carried out:
Klaipėda Puppet theatre developed the following templates:
IO1.1) Creation of templates needed for carrying out the activities
IO1.2) Proposal of the contents of the guideline for teachers
IO1.3) Development of the draft version of the chapter 3.2
IO1.4) Transnational Online Discussion
IO1.5) Development of the final version of the chapter 3.2 and 5 descriptive Tabs
IO1.6) Preparation of the guide for the online version

The templates have been presented and approved during the kick-off meeting.

Theatre members involved in the development of the IO1 and the creation of the 3.2 chapter as a collaborative work with Colegiul National de Arta “Octav Bancila” (RO) (3.1) have planned their work and established to base it on: research in the books and internet resources on theatre in education, on the examples of existing projects –the ones that proved to match the requirements and direction proposed by Teatro Grosseto in their theatre laboratory activities.
On the latter, our teachers developed 5 different activities (DESCRIPTIVE TABS) as practical examples for the teachers' guideline.
In Klaipėda Puppet theatre we tried those exercise. After that we had a meeting in which we discuss them and correct it, we had a brainstorming session on the content of Chapter 3.2 and Tabs, we also get the feedback by the other partners and also write down and discuss the final version of our part.
After final version was approved in the meeting Klaipeda Puppet Theatre translated the guideline in Lithuanian language. We participate in the meeting in which we discussed about future project activities and how to organize work in schools. We actively arrange our visits and meetings with Klaipeda Simon Dach progimnasium and Klaipeda University. We search and fond new team members which mindset and talents are helpful in further process.

Results Achieved:
The version of the guideline is available. The version of the guideline in Lithuanian language is available. The guideline shared with stakeholders. Guidelines are followed during the project's activities. The final meeting with the students which participated in “Off-Book” was arranged and held successfully.