In the implementation phase of the project, the first artistic workshops took place in the partner schools in order to test the methodology with the artist-teacher duo.
After this first test phase, it is now time to train the teachers to implement the methodology!
From 29 October to 1 November, the Oratio Mix teacher training took place in Paris and Le Raincy (France). The company Transplanisphère welcomed the teachers and representatives involved in the project, in order to allow them to familiarise themselves with the method. The aim will then be for them to apply it in their respective classes, independently.
In this context, we received 23 people, including European teachers and representatives of artistic structures, a nice mix of skills and culture. The objective of these 3 days of training was to present the pedagogical sequence proposed by Oratio Mix, to put it into practice and to exchange on the first feedbacks.
The training was led by Bruno Freyssinet, artistic director of the project, and Noémie Laurens Besace, actress and drama teacher, in English and French.
Jour 1 :
The first day of the meeting took place at the Relais Culture Europe, it was the opportunity for all the participants to meet for the first time!
The programme included a study of the project theory with the presentation of the methodology, the pedagogical tools and the objectives of Oratio Mix as a whole.
Several presentation sessions took place, in order to answer any questions the teachers might have before the start of the programme.
The first day was a good one, with a general good mood, in a spirit of meeting and exchange!
In the evening, the participants enjoyed a trip on a fly boat on the Seine, in a friendly atmosphere.
The next two days took place at the Lycée Albert Schweitzer, Le Raincy (93).
Jour 2 :
On Saturday, 7 students of the Master 2 Intercultural Communication & Project Engineering of the Sorbonne Nouvelle were present. They will work all year long on Oratio mix as part of a tutored project led by the Transplanisphere. The students will contribute to the survey on intercultural education, to the evaluation of the impact of the methodology and to the creation of a feedback platform.
Saturday was all about exercises and practice! The teachers had the opportunity to try out the methodology’s exercises for a day. This was a necessary step, as they would then have to implement these exercises in class with their students. At the end of the day, we collected feedback from each teacher, and it was time to discuss their feelings and the areas they wanted to improve.
Jour 3 :
The last day followed the rest of the learning process.
In the morning, we focused on the content of each sequence. As the methodology is aimed at the whole school spectrum, different modules adapted to the levels are proposed. Group workshops were therefore organised according to school levels, from kindergarten to high school.
The afternoon was dedicated to a time of exchange between the teachers. The project leaders were present to answer the last questions before the launch of the Oratio mix workshops in autonomy.
These days allowed a nice mix of culture and exchange since teachers and artists from 4 European countries participated in this project. It was a time to exchange on practices, working environments, problems and experiences of each one!
We would like to thank all the teachers and artistic representatives who made the trip for these training days. We would also like to thank the Relais Culture Europe and the Albert Schweitzer high school for their welcome in their facilities.
The project partners
La Transplanisphère – Le Raincy, France
Lycée Albert Schweitzer – Le Raincy, France
Collège Jean Baptiste Corot – Le Raincy, France
Ecole élémentaire Les Fougères – Le Raincy, France
Ecole maternelle Les Fougères – Le Raincy, France
ExQuorum – Evora, Portugal
Agrupamento de Escolas André de Gouveia – Evora, Portugal