Join the EAR Final Conference

On Tuesday 15 th June 2021 the final conference of EAR project will take place.

The event because of the restrictions due to the pandemic organised by the University of Florence will  be held online.

EAR Final Conference is an opportunity for teachers, students, researchers, and decision/policy makers to having illustrated the key features of the EAR Methodology, focusing on its value and challenges, to draft policy recommendations for EAR’s sustainability and its wider adoption.

Download here the poster of the event

Preliminary agenda

14:00 – 15:10:       Greetings, presentation of EAR methodology and findings from its implementation in each partner country

14:00-14:15:          Greetings and Introduction  – Prof. Maria Ranieri (University of Florence – Italy)

14:15-15:00:          Project presentation and main findings – Chair: Kostas Diamantis Balaskas (Action Synergy – Greece)

15:00-15:15:          Wrap-up and conclusions

15:15 – 15:30:       Introduction to the working sessions and set-up of the working groups

15:30 – 16:30:       Parallel working groups aiming at highlighting value and challenges of the EAR methodology and producing policy recommendations

The working groups will be held in national language of the partner countries (Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English)

15:30-15:50:          Presentation of one example of EAR implementation focusing on the value and challenges of the EAR methodology

15:50-16:10:          Group discussion focusing on value and challenges of EAR methodology in terms of sustainability and transferability to draft policy recommendations.

16:10-16:30:          Virtual Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:30:       Plenary session on the policy recommendations emerged from the working groups and wrap-up

16:30 – 17:00:        Presentations on policy recommendations collected in the Parallel Session. 

17:00 – 17:30:        Wrap up and conclusions.

If you are interested to participate, please fill in the registration form


Join the International Online course “Teaching social issues through theatre techniques and the Socratic Dialectics”

In the framework of the Erasmus+ project EAR- Forming active European Citizens through the Dialectical Method and Theatre, we are inviting you to participate in a free online seminar for teachers. The main aim of the seminar is to empower teachers to use a combination of theatre techniques and Socratic dialectics in order to approach social issues inside their classroom.


The EAR training experience in Catalonia, Spain: Success and challenge

The goal of EAR training is to enhance the citizenship competences of secondary school students through the dialectics, and theater and to achieve this goal one previous step is the training of teachers.

This training has been very welcomed by secondary school teachers and youth educators in our country. Our secondary schools have a high level of cultural diversity, and students with specific social and education needs, and teachers and educators don’t feel enough trained to face these challenges.


Implementation of the EAR training in Italy

In Italy the process of teachers’ recruitment for EAR project started in May 2019 and it successfully ended in September 2019 with the involvement of 35 practicing teachers and 135 pre-service teachers. These latter were students participating to EAR within the framework of their Initial Teacher Training at the University of Florence. The training of the pre-service teachers took place at the University whilst the training sessions for practicing teachers have ben carried out in their respective schools where later the EAR methodology has been implemented, namely the “Istituto Comprensivo Empoli Est” in Empoli (a small town in the area of Florence) and the “Istituto Comprensivo Ghiberti” in Florence. The training of (future) teachers and the implementation of the EAR methodology in the classrooms with about 900 students (9-15 yo) dates back to October and November 2019.


Success and challenges in the implementation of the training in Portugal

The first edition of the Training of Teachers in Citizenship Education through the Dialectic Method and Theater took place in Portugal from 22 to 29 of June 2020. Due to the restrictions imposed by Covid-19 outbreak, the training took place online, having been organized in 15 hours that were distributed as follows: 3 synchronous sessions, the first and the third of an hour and a half and the second lasting two hours. That week, asynchronous autonomous work sessions were also planned to explore the platform and the materials provided by the trainer, such as the teacher’s log, observation schedule, educational scenarios, teachers methodological guide, worksheet with videos and other practical resources, etc. The training was attended by 49 participants, including teachers, trainers and school psychologists.