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Lernen durch Darstellen - Bildungswerkstatt Knittlingerhof
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 31 Aug 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The Bildungswerkstatt Knittlingerhof (BWS ) performs a progressive teaching private school with public status and a kindergarten in the town of Ried (about 12000 inhabitants) in Upper Austria . It is located in the rural area between Linz (A) and Passau (D). This project is carried out in the school, where children from six to sixteen years develope in self-organized learning. Duing a period of 12 months the project "Learning through acting - Bildungswerkstatt Knittlingerhof " offered the opportunity for intercultural learning with a focus on theater workshop. It aimed to contribute with creative methods to a cosmopolitan debate in rural areas. Themes of the project were: learning through acting, identity, language, origin, culture, Europe. The Intercultural learning should be creatively lived and not taught as a school subject. Emphasis was placed on learning with the whole body by means of educational theater in 2014/2015 and the. A relaxed atmosphere, respectful relationships and a pleasant atmosphere should encourage learning in our school. The Spanish language of our volunteer who was not speaking German very well forced all participants in this project to find other non-verbal ways of communication to be able to share ideas. For the children this offered the daily experience that barriers in communication can be surmounted. The activities of the project included the daily curriculum and the participation and preparation of scenic works for extra-curricular activities such as school trips, summer camp, Martin's Market and Christmas Market. The project was jointly supported by the teachers and the parents. The aim was to contribute to the development of tolerance, solidarity and appreciation in a creative and respectful way.
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