Theatre-in-Education (TIE) originated from the UK in 1960’s. With forty year’s of application, it has been practiced by drama educators and teachers around the world on different issues and topics.
Theatre expert and author Tony Jackson (1999) defines TIE succinctly as “a coordinated and carefully structured pattern of activities , usually devised and researched by the company, around a topic of relevance both to the school curriculum and to the children’s own lives, presented in school by the company and involving the children directly in an experience of the situations and problems that the topic throws up”
TIE is an educational and participatory program, which is highly tailor made in accordance to the demographic nature of targeted group. TIE is suitable for a large audience size and advocacy in purpose. It is not only a one-off performance. It usually includes pre- and post-performance workshops:
- Pre-performance Workshop
Providing background information, and can be in a form of drama activities, web surfing, internet games, exhibition or guided tour.
A drama performance that engages students through dynamic interactive and dramatic elements, and draw students’ attention on the educational focus.
- Post-performance Workshop
Extended activity after the performance, trying to summarize students’ learning, facilitate their reflection on the topic, and promote them to carry out relevant actions. Again, it can be in a form of classroom activities or tasks on the internet, etc.
We have designed and facilitated TIEs for organizations including Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Ping Wo Fund, Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau, Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, WWF-HK, Oxfam-HK (learn more…), UNICEF HK Committee, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, etc, and have been conducting the TIE school touring of over 5oo sessions.
As we adopt a client-centered approach, we offer tailor-made programs to suit the need of schools. Please contact us for further details.
一個完整的教育劇場與一般的戲劇演出是有分別的，教育劇場是一系列專為一群特定的教學對象教授一個特定的教學題材而設的戲劇教育活動，「教育劇場不單是做一個演出，而是借用戲劇作為媒介為教育所用」(John Somers 2002)。