Are you passionate about the educational power of storytelling? Would you like to volunteer your time and skills in a high-impact service-learning program that focuses on developing teacher capacity in a country like Rwanda?
This Drama-Based Education (DBE) field course trains you to utilize and teach the specific steps necessary to create stories for performance or “dramatic structure”. The goal is to move the information learned in the classroom from the student’s mind (knowledge) to the student’s body (action). The skills can be used to support the curricular goals and pedagogical needs of all subjects typically taught in primary and secondary systems.
Co-hosted by GEI, SUNY-Buffalo State and The Anne Frank Project, this course is available to students in Education, Performing Arts, Social Work, Conflict Studies and related subjects. Educators, administrators and professionals are welcome as well. You will visit various parts of Rwanda and work with teachers and students in designated partner schools.
- Complete a DBE learner workshop and certification.
- Assist in the development of vital capacity among Rwandan teachers.
- Learn first-hand about Rwanda’s unique history and culture.
- Study topics in reconciliation, nation building and sustainable development.
- Gain invaluable intercultural competence relevant to your field of study.
- Build lasting friendships with a multicultural group of fellow students.
- Obtain valid university credit.