In its annual report 2022, our science partner Zentrum polis dedicates a double page to the project “Democracy & Puppetry”. You can download the report (in German language) here. Many thanks for the great, professional cooperation!
Author: Andreas Moritz
In our project “Democracy & Puppetry” we have combined methods of Global Citizenship Education with theatre mediation exercises and artistic techniques from figure and mask theatre. But of course, the methods we tested can also be combined with other performing and visual art forms, music etc. We are happy to
After many hours of work, the puppet theatre performance by the pupils of the Hainburger Straße secondary school celebrated its premiere on 27 June 2022 in the festival hall of the Landstraße district council. A complete success! Many hours of rehearsals were scheduled in the two weeks before the performance.
On 13 June, the rehearsal phase for the final performance of the students of the Haiburger Straße secondary school began. At the beginning, rehearsals took place at the school, but since 20 June they have been rehearsing in the theatre hall of the LILARUM. We now cordially invite you to
Since mid-April, the pupils at the Hainburger Straße secondary school have been developing the #DemPupp final performance. They work in two groups: one develops and writes the scenes, the other builds sets and puppets. Parts of the text have already been recorded, they will be played during the performance together
The democracy workshops and action research have been completed. The students are now working on the development of the puppet theatre performance. In February, the pupils of the 4th grade of the Hainburger Straße secondary school learned about the background of democracy and human rights in three workshops. Already at
Through pupil-centred, differentiated teaching, open learning and free work, every pupil at our school should be encouraged to develop his or her own abilities in order to make the most of them. Social learning is firmly anchored in the timetable in order to promote the acquisition and development of social
The methods used in the project are interactive and participatory and are intended to support the development of democratic competences. The first aim is to strengthen the democratic competence of the teachers and theatre educators themselves. Only if they have a basic democratic attitude and reflect on it, can
Zentrum polis was founded in 2006 and is the central service institution for citizenship education in schools in Austria. polis supports teachers, schools and also extracurricular educational institutions in the implementation of citizenship education in all its facets. We work with a broad understanding of politics that encompasses many thematic
After several online meetings, a personal meeting of all project partners was finally possible in Vienna. Over four half-days, the four tandems, consisting of teachers and artists, developed a first version of the teaching methods for implementing the artistic concepts in their respective home cities. Under the scientific guidance of