Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the workshop the student:

- is able to independently apply the specific techniques learned within educational projects;

- will know how to deal with other subjects about the methods of using and documentation of the learned skills;

- knows how to place the specific knowledge learned in different services;

- will know how to evaluate the limits and merits of the technical tools learned;

- will know how to transfer the technologies learned in different contexts by making personal modifications and additions.

Course contents

"Theater of the Oppressed as Methodology for Analysis and Change in the Pedagogical Field"

The workshop aims to introduce participants to the knowledge of the Theater of the Oppressed Method (TO) and to the practice of reflective and meta-reflective analysis applied to the pedagogical field. TO, a theatrical methodology developed by Augusto Boal on the heritage of Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed, provides useful tools for communicative-relational strategies to guide educational action in a perspective of promoting awareness about styles and power implications.

Through the practical experimentation of theatrical activities, the group of participants will be facilitated in a maieutic path to discover the individual communicative repertoire and the complex social dynamics that theater, as a space of possibility, can help to unveil.

The exchange and comparison of points of view, the possibility of activating divergent thinking methods, the work on individual and group expressive potential, the synaesthetic dimension, which allows the path from a communicative repertoire to another one, will be the main elements on which the workshop will be based on.


1. A. Boal, Giochi per attori e non attori. Introduzione al Teatro dell'Oppresso, DinoAudino, Roma, 2020

2. A. Boal, Metodo e pratica per un teatro politico, DinoAudino, Roma 2021

Teaching methods

The workshop will be hold in ccoperation with “Krila” Group - Ass. Oltre from Bologna (www.teatrodelloppresso.it) and therefore some of the Association's trainers will help the teachers during the meetings.

Assessment methods

Formative assessment focus on the participation and engaged level of the students.

Office hours

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Good health and well-being Reduced inequalities

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.