The contribution of drama to the in-service training of teachers on human rights education Dissertation synopsis

Published: Dec 28, 2023
PhD Thesis synopsis
Nassia Choleva

The doctoral dissertation was carried out at the School of Early Childhood Education (SECEd) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece, under the supervision of Antonis Lenakakis (Associate Professor at SECEd, AUTh), with Argyris Kyridis (Professor at SECEd, AUTh) and Kostas Magos (Associate Professor at the Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Thessaly) as members of the three-member Advisory Committee. It was publicly defended in July 2022.

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Nassia Choleva, PhD theatre pedagogue, adjunct lecturer, Theatre Studies Department, University of the Peloponnese

Nassia Choleva is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Drama Pedagogy from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She is an adjunct lecturer at the Theatre Studies Department of the University of Peloponnese, where she teaches drama pedagogy. She studied drama and theatre at the School of Drama (BA-MA, AUTh) and did postgraduate studies in Applied Drama (MA, Exeter University). She is a drama teacher in primary education, she facilitates drama groups in formal and non-formal education settings and trains in-service teachers. Since 2006, she has been designing and implementing drama education projects and research (European Union, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Office – Greece, Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network, ActionAid Hellas, etc.). In 2011, she was a member of an experts group at the Greek Institute of Educational Policy, where new arts and culture curricula were designed for Greek schools. She is the author of educational books and materials, and publishes research in scientific journals, edited volumes and conferences. She is a member of the Editing Committee of the Education & Theatre journal. Her recent research interests include the interconnection of drama pedagogy with human rights education, the personal and professional development of artists and educators through equitable partnerships and the combination of drama and artworks in interdisciplinary approaches to social issues.

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