S.T.Age – Socio-drama, Tackling Ageism, preventing abuse

Erasmus Plus Funded Project, S.T.Age – Socio-drama, Tackling Ageism, preventing abuse
The Gaiety School of Acting, The National Theatre School of Ireland (Outreach Department) and Age Action Ireland are delighted to announce Socio-drama Tackling Ageism and Preventing abuse, a new two-year partnership project that runs from 2015 to 2017 with three other European partners from Finland, Romania and Italy.
The project aims to design and provide high quality learning opportunities tailored to the needs of specific adult target groups, the elderly, their family and friends and formal carers, particularly targeting those in long term care units and/or attending day centres. For the elderly, the education module will be based on empowering older adults through awareness of their human rights and ways of safeguarding their well-being. For formal carers, the training will be based on Biggs’ concept of generational intelligence, the ability to understand the ‘age other’ and put yourself in their shoes.
The methodology used to delivery education programme will adopt a socio-drama approach, a highly motivating, multi-sensory and active tool. The innovative methods will contribute to the development of skills that transverse generations, enhancing both care giver and receivers experience of care.
Addressing the priority, developing basic and transversal skills using innovative methods, will also be part of the project. The innovative method proposed crosses into the area of health and social care, elder abuse prevention and awareness raising and the field of drama. It engenders the sharing of basic skills in all of these areas between professionals and stakeholders..
The programme is developed and implemented by The Gaiety School of Acting’s Outreach Coordinator Anna Kadzik-Bartoszewska and Seamus Quinn. Visit the project website here.