Welcome to the home of the Association for Drama in Education in Ireland
Founded 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 -
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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St Patricks College, Drumcondra hosts Patrick Pearse and the Theatre Symposium November 2013
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NAYD 2 day training course for Nov 2013 to coincide with the publication of 'Laying the foundations: the youth drama facilitators manual'. Click here for details.
Julie Dunn Workshop Sept 2013
On September 14th 2013 the ADEI welcomed internationally renowned practitioner Julie Dunn of Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia to deliver a workshop on 'Exploring Emotion in Process Drama' at St. Patrick's College of Education, Drumcondra, Dublin. An incredibly inspiring day was spent workshopping, creating, discussing, exploring and reflecting. Thanks to Julie for her time and to all who participated. News of upcoming workshop dates to follow.