ZOOM. Officina per spettatori professionisti is a project devised by the Valdagno Cultural Policies Department in collaboration with Associazione Culturale Livello 4. The theatre education project is aimed at the young public of Valdagno's high schools and seeks to promote a critical vision among a group of interested students under the expert guidance of theatrical and cultural mediator. The participants have the opportunity to increase knowledge of theatrical languages through the experience of a shared vision, using interactive and participatory methods and offering the possibility of meeting professionals in the live performance business (actors, dancers, performers, directors, technicians, critics, educators). The Zoom project provides for approximately 40 hours of volunteer work-school alternance divided between various activities in the afternoon and evening. It is addressed to all high school students. To the participants is given the opportunity of sharing their thoughts and reflections on the performances they have seen on a blog opened specifically for them.
Livello 4 is a partner of the European project Off-Book. The aim of this initiative is to promote school inclusion and understanding between different cultures as a strategic goal to contribute to the prevention of early school leaving. The innovative element of the project is the introduction of the theatrical experience into education without any "judgmental" approach. In many European countries, the school system is based on 'judgment' and teachers assess students' performance on the basis of the knowledge they have acquired. As a result, schools reject rather than include and pupils with low educational achievements are at risk of dropping out.
The main target groups of the project are:
- school headmasters and administrative staff;
- policy makers and experts in the field of education.
Erasmus + Programme, KA2 Strategic partnership in the field of School Education