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19 February 2019 My Enemy My War

This activity aims to foster self-awareness and group awareness, to increase self-confidence and towards the group, to strengthen the group, to facilitate the building of positive relationships and the growth of empathy.

15 February 2019 Dummies

This activity is thought in the view to improve the body language, to face the physical contact, to learn to have care, empathy and responsibility for other people, to encourage listening skills among a little group, to develop collective initiative, strengthen confidence and self-confidence and to increase concentration skills and qualities of movement. The main aim is effective listening, concentration raising, enhancing empathy. It can help also to reach freedom through body language and through team work.

04 February 2019 Objects go alive

This activity tries to awaken senses of students. (Not only look but see, not only listen but hear, not only control but to help move.), to encourage comfortability in students even if they can’t control the situation and encourage the students to think creatively and free their imagination. Furthermore, it can be very useful to develop and strengthen group and non-verbal communication within the group.

17 January 2019 The Flock

The general purpose of this activity is to develop and strengthen the team, to encourage listening skills among the group, to develop individual's initiative, to strengthen confidence and self-confidence, to increase concentration skills and finally to experience different qualities of movement. The main aims are effective listening, concentration raising, enhancing empathy. 

17 January 2019 Squat Down, Stand Up

This activity has the aim to develop and strengthen group, to encourage trust among the group and to foster non-verbal communication in the group. In particular, the activity proposed is focused on the importance to understand that one human action has  its after-effect on the group, on teaching how to see and predict the group’s future actions and finally on enhancing empathy.

 

09 January 2019 Falls

The objective of this activity is to combat maltreatment, neglect, violence, bullying and discrimination, crime and anti-social behaviour in and out of school. For this reason, the principal purpose is encourage alleviance among the group and trust among the participants.

19 December 2018 The Guide

Students’ behaviours such as disruptive talking, chronic avoidance of work, clowning, interfering with teaching activities, harassing classmates are the challenge that this activity try to address. Its general purpose is that to develop and strengthen the trust factor in students and encourage trust among the group. The main aim of this activity is effective listening, concentration raising, enhancing empathy, to increase the effectiveness of teaching and also to improve the learning of the student and his/her classmates. 

03 December 2018 Primitive Ritual

This exercise encourages students to speak about their hobbies, about what they like to do. It is meant for the moment when the group starts working together and students need to communicate, to get to know, to adjust to each other’s needs and to accept each other through sharing details about themselves.Students get rid of their fear of being excluded because of different views, different interests, different opinions; students themselves will tackle bullying, exclusion, lack of communication or lack of empathy. 

20 November 2018 The Stick

The students have to deal with maltreatment, possible neglect, bullying and discrimination issues in the group, feeling uncomfortable to make decisions and take action and keep the level of concentration high. The main aim of this activity is to facilitate dialogue and practise how to work with a partner, to understand the importance of the human action and the after-effect on the others, to teach how to predict the group mates’ future actions and work together to achieve a common purpose and to enhance empathy.

08 November 2018 Walking According to the Rhythm

The general purpose of this activity is to achieve integration within the group, enhance self-awareness of being part of the group and increase self-confidence. With this activity, students have the possibility to explore their own body and space related to the others, to develop feelings of safety spaces and trust towards the peers, to get aware of one’s own body in space, to develop kinaesthetic empathy and to improve group cohesion.

23 October 2018 One Story by Everyone

The students have to cope with classroom arguments and disruptive behaviour, bullying and discrimination problems in the group, being afraid to express their selves and feeling uncomfortable to make decisions and take action. This activity intends to encourage alleviation and trust among the group, to develop and strengthen the group, to develop the sense of being part of the group and to encourage the students to think creatively and make decisions.

09 October 2018 Theatre and Radio

The general purpose of this activity is to integrate elements of audio expression in a given situation.
The radio, having no image, generates the possibility that the listener imagines a storyline, developing thus imagination and shaping the students’ character. Students will acquire self-confidence; they will trust the other peers more; they will communicate within the group. As it is easier to interfere with an onomatopoeic sound than with a sentence, the shy students will overcome their reluctance to speak; they will express themselves through non-human sounds.

11 September 2018 Contact Point with Ground

The students have to cope with being afraid to throw their selves in challenging, effort needed situations in and out of school, being uncomfortable to look silly, blocked imagination and overthinking about the others’ opinion. The general purpose of this activity is to encourage alleviation in the students, to think creatively, to relax and make body stronger, enhancing their self-esteem, and to enhance empathy among the students.

03 September 2018 Humans ad Statues

The general purpose of this activity is to treat the others equally and give them the same opportunity that has been given to all. Becoming patient and at the same time focusing on what the others do; students contribute to a group exercise and focus on being ready for their turn. Students will be accepted within the group and will treat the others equally through this movement –based exercise.

28 August 2018 Body Furniture

The general purpose of this activity is to achieve integration with elements of corporal and visual expression and implicitly integration of pupils into the group. The activity tries to foster the feelings to agree with and accept the other, to encourage body and ideas expression and to develop group cohesion with a game where each person needs the support of the others.

02 July 2018 The Future of Education International Conference

The OFF-Book project has been presented as a virtual presentation in the framework of the International Conference "The Future of Education" held in Florence on 28 - 29 June 2018. The video presenting the project is available on the conference web site. The eight edition of The Future of Education aims to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for Education. The Conference brings together teachers, researchers, practitioners and project managers from all over the world to share findings, expertise and experience about innovative teaching and learning methodologies.

11 June 2018 Second Partners' Meeting

The second partners’ meeting took place in Klaipeda (LT) on 6 – 7 June 2018. Project partners presented the activities carried out so far while Alessandra Viviani and Lorenzo Martellini presented the project activities to be carried out. The meeting was also an opportunity for the partners to make a detailed planning of the project future activities and to organize the project's work that focuses on the development of the 3 national videos on the implementation of the teachers’ guidelines for the use of performing arts and drama theatre.

15 March 2018 Links to the Off-Book Portal

Several educational web sites promoted the Off-Book project through a dedicated link. The complete list of web sites promoting the Off-Book Portal is available in the section Press Review.

14 February 2018 Involvement as Associated Partners in the project

A number of associated partners officially joined the project in order to contribute to the improvement of the project impact on their target groups and to ensure the project sustainability by continuing using the project deliverables in the next years. They include no profit associations, NGOs, training institutions, universities, public authorities, etc. The information about all associated partners is available on the project portal under the Associated Partners section.

15 January 2018 Transnational Network of Schools

The project partners are currently creating the network of schools interested in promoting the use of performing arts at school. Several schools have already been involved from partners' countries. Teachers and counsellors will work together with the project partners in order to develop synergies between school and labour market. Do not hesitate to contact them!

15 December 2017 Partners' Meeting

The Kick-off meeting took place in Florence on 4 – 5 December 2017. Alessandra Viviani and Lorenzo Martellini presented the project and the activities to be carried out to the partners. The meeting was also an opportunity for the partners to get to know each other and to discuss all details related to the project's activities. At the end of the meeting all the partners had a clear view of the future project's implementation, the financial rules and the next activity which consists in the involvement of the target groups and the production of the guideline for teachers to implement the theatrical approach in education.

27 November 2017 The OFF-Book project

The OFF-Book project has been funded by the European Commission through the Lithuanian National Agency in the framework of the Erasmus + Programma, Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practice, KA2 - Strategic Partnerships.

The aim of the OFF-Book project is to promote school inclusiveness and the mutual understanding among different cultures as a strategic aim to contribute to the prevention of early school leaving.

The innovative element of the project is the introduction of education through performing arts and drama theatre in particular without applying any judgmental approach.

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