Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Creative and Innovative Experience in Vocational Education & Training
Rocío Pérez Solís, PhD.

This paper discusses a project on the use of Theatre in Education with a group of the Superior Training Cycle Preschool Education of Vocational Education and Training, in a rural community, in the Canary Islands. Most define Theatre in Education as a general term that includes all the interactive theatre practices that help to the educational process. Some of these processes include developing original scripts, using the performance of a play as a springboard for interacting with an audience and discussing important topics or themes, or theatre activities used to support classroom curriculum. Our process helped students to build social and communicative skills, to improve students’ self-esteem as well as their confidence in their academic abilities. Theatre in Education is shown to be an effective pedagogical tool.

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