HUMAN RIGHTS THEATHER

Program Leader : Associate Prof. Dr. Erdem DENK
Age: 12-14 Years
Education Period: 3 Weeks ( Per Week 1 Day)

Human rights, which are among the most important conditions of modern society, can only come to life in their full meaning if they are internalized and embraced from an early age on. In this respect, the most important step one has to take is to ensure that the universal goals, which are adapted to meet the needs of society, get a place in the young minds, starting at an appropriate age. To make these goals interesting and applicable for children, it is necessary to make an interactive process of education so that the children can effectively participate in the process, rather than a dry academic education. The “Human Rights Theatre” program, which takes this concept as its base, uses theatre and drama methods as a tool according to the needs that arise.

Concrete human rights fields chosen at each workshop of the program are discussed with the children in the concept of different theatre and drama activities, where the children participate as an active actor or even a dramaturge accompanied by experts. On the other hand, as a requirement of social responsibility, most care is taken to handle each human rights subject according to the necessities of the community, by which it tried to evoke active intellectual participation of the children.

With creative drama methods, following purposes are aimed:

To allow the students to,
– Get information about the right to life;
– Understand the equality and coexistence culture and to transform this into behavior;
– To grasp freedom of expression and to realize the environment, which allows this;
– To get information about what the social rights are.

Activities are planned two to two and a half hours a day during which students will share in an efficient and active way. The first and the fourth day are planned as two and a half hours, to have an extra 30 minutes for acquaintance, program introduction, communication studies and closing-participation certificates, where the second and the third days are planned as two hours a day.

ACTIVITIES
After acquaintance and communication studies, workshops about the subjects will begin. Workshops are constructed for 12 students. At workshop activities, studies will be briefly explained by educators and three actors will accompany students throughout the activities.

WORKSHOPS
– Right to Life
– The Equality and Coexistence Culture
– Freedom of Expression
– Social Rights