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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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Nov 2017
Booking now open for our next workshop on Nov 25th 2017 at Marino Institute of Education. 'Language Skills through Storytelling' will be delivered by Mícheál Curtin- all the details can be found here. Email dramaadei@gmail.com to reserve a place.

May 2017

Booking now open for our upcoming workshop 'Gender Stereotypes and Diversity in Families' at St Patricks Campus DCU on May 13th 2017. Click here for all the details.

Reserve your place: dramaadei@gmail.com

October 2016

We are delighted to be having Erika Piazzoli back following our very successful workshop in Trinity College in February. We will host a workshop again exploring Drama and Language Learning this time in collaboration with NUI Galway on Saturday 1st of October

Full details and a link to our flyer can be found in our events section here. Bookings to dramaadei@gmail.com

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

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