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Welcome to the home of the Association for Drama in Education in Ireland
Proud  affiliates of IDEA Europe, IDEA International and IDIERI.

ounded in 1999, the ADEI provides a forum which aims to support those who are interested in using Drama in various educational settings in Ireland, through workshops, conferences and resources.

The Association for Drama in Education is a voluntary professional organisation with a committee composed of people whose educational specialisation and expertise are in Educational Drama.  Between us we teach at all levels - Primary, Secondary, Third level, Communities or any teaching and learning setting.

Our principal aims are
a) to encourage and promote the use of Drama in Education (DIE) as methodology and as art  form
b)  to engage in activities which promote an understanding of drama and to liaise with other drama and educational organisations in this endeavour
c) to provide a forum for people engaged in drama to share their experiences and to support one another.

In support of these aims, ADEI normally holds three DIE events during the academic year. Facilitators with a proven (and often international) record in the field of DIE are invited to conduct workshops which are open to all who are interested in the work.

ADEI has recently begun to develop its research role which is aimed at supporting those engaged in or about to embark on research in DIE.

ADEI is affililiated with IDEA and IDEA Europe.

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1916: HOME: 2016
invites preliminary proposals for multidisciplinary creative and research projects relating to 1916-2016, and its lesser-known histories. For more information on this exciting opportunity see the following flyer.

Saturday 4th October saw a fantastic days workshop with Pamela Bowell on Drama and Literacy. Check out some images taken on the day on our facebook page. Details of Pamela's work can be found on www.pamelabowell.com

Friday & Saturday 13th-14th June
IATSE conference at All Hallows Click here for info.

The ADEI joins twitter! Click here and build up our followers.

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