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This "MotivatingYouth Through Drama -Theatrics in Teaching " Workshop I1 was designed as a follow-up to one held June 2-3,1998, which had dealt primarily with script-writing and stagingtechniques. The objectives of the 2 112days of training given in the Part I1 workshopwere to enablethe participating NGO teachers to:

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develop skills in the use of theatrics as a creative learning methodology; and develop creative visual and written material to supportthe delivery of subject matter.

Topics covered were: Visual stimulation: photographs, drawings, videos, slides Recognitionexercises of vocabulary stimulated by visual images Transition from the visual and oral to the written Techniques for use of new vocabulary - both oral and written . . . . . . . . Creating familiar contexts for explorationof problem areas Verbal and non-verbal communication Use of role-play and improvisation Storytelling


  • (a)

    The 'found' story

  • (b)

    creatingthe story

Evaluation techniques.

Thirteen (13)NGOs sent participants and attendance on the 3 days was: Day 1 - 31; Day 2 -32; and Day 3 - 31.

The Summary Report which will follow will serve as a permanent record of the workshop's proceedings. The copy being sent to each Head of the sub-grantee organizations should be used as a training manual, to ensurethat all staff teaching UAP classes are familiarwith, and make appropriate use of, the techniques outlined.

The Mentoring & Peer Counseling Workshop is col'slrmed to take place on May 2,3, and 4,2000 at the MedallionHall Hotel in Kingston. Mrs. Betty Ann Blaine, Executive Director, YOU, has been invited to facilitatethe Mentoring component of the workshop which will seek to enableNGOs to establish programs in their organizations. The Peer Counseling componentwill be conducted by consultantMrs. Hope McNish, and designed to train workshop participantsto organize and runpeer counselingprograms with youth.

TracerStudy Trainingfor Interviewers will be conducted on April 6,2000 by consultantMrs. Pansy Hamilton. Eight NGOs which will participate in the Final Tracer Study have been invited to send trainees to the workshop to learn the art and techniques of interviewing and completing a questionnaire. The designed questionnairewill then be pretested and modificationsmade if necessary.

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