The use of drama as an agent for change has been seen to be effective in supporting learners with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Behaviours are often an attempt to establish or modify a relationship. Students therefore often create problems for themselves and others through inappropriate behaviours intended to amuse, attract attention, or that are the result of an inability to self-regulate. Drama can help improve these students’ ability to relate to people, empower them to solve problems and allow them to see alternative outcomes.
The course will involve a range of practical strategies that can be used in a range of settings, both in school and as part of wider support. We will provide a toolkit and consider how to adapt those tools to work with individuals as well as with groups.