PerformAction performing arts for education and training

The Project

The Commission communication Rethinking Education: Investing in Skills for better socio-economic outcomes set up the purpose to sharing best practices on how to promote the creativity and innovative capacity of young people by identifying competencies and skills acquired through non-formal and informal learning relevant to employability.

They also stressed the need to improve and widen the recognition of non-formal learning, and not just in relation to employability, for example promoting cohesion by formal education and non-formal learning, supporting young people’s innovation and creativity.

The role of art and performing arts in formal and non-formal education is relevant to pursuing learning-by-doing methods, reinventing ourselves not only as a person but also as a group, learning the art to live together through respective differences and attitudes.
The specific aims regarding adult education intend to improve and extend the offer of high-quality learning opportunities, also extending and developing educators’ competencies for better outreach and improved learning outcomes.

  • Main objectives:
    Exchange of good practices and teaching approaches from both the Education and the Creative Sector;
  • provide teachers/educators with tools to better respond to learning opportunities and – seek new and more engaging ways of teaching for the modernizing of curricula and find solutions for the inclusion of disadvantaged communities;
  • expand interpersonal relations between direct beneficiaries and between them and their local communities;
  • Increase meaningful skills and reinforce problem-solving capacity in learners;
  • reinforce new socio-cultural perspectives in selected target groups;
  • enhance good interactions and mutual comprehension between people from different cultures thanks to the use and practice of verbal and non-verbal communication;
  • foster the creation of experiential learning communities and experience of social inclusion;
  • support best practices of empowerment community and new social ecosystems;
  • reducing social stereotypes related to social conditioning and issues;
  • support educators to discover and prevent health and learning disorders in young learners as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia thanks to the application of performing arts languages;
  • share good practices, professional experience and respective expertise and know-how;
  • reinforce social empathy and kinaesthetic, ideokinetic, cognitive and receptive skills in learners;
  • investigate regarding plans for integrating cultural and creative sectors with educational sectors.

Using non-formal education and training we will develop art and media skills in 18 adult learners from UK, Italy, Spain, Germany and Estonia during a workshop training in the UK.

We will select 3 participants per organization involved. Participants are adult experts, teachers,and trainers engaged in the field of formal and non-formal education and training methods, such as psychology, pedagogy and social sciences curricula, dancing and holistic methods, social affairs and support of disadvantaged groups.
They will transfer new methods through the implementation of 2 educational local activities per country involved, aimed at 30 direct beneficiaries, for a total of 150 direct beneficiaries.