Set the Scene – A guide for Adult Education Professionals on Using Drama Techniques in Teaching and Learning




fright, drama, theatre techniques, adult educators, fighting the fright, foreign languages, public speaking


Thesis. The aim of this paper is to present one of the outcomes of the Fight the Fright project. The project itself focuses on the development of adult competencies related to public speaking, self-confidence, combating fear of public speaking and interpersonal communication, using theatre techniques. It focuses on improving the competencies of adults and adult educators.

Concept. Based on their knowledge and experience, the project partners have developed educational materials to support working-age people and strengthen their competencies. It is crucial to train educators so that they can pass on this knowledge to the next person.

Results and conclusions. The project has developed two manuals. The first is a curriculum for developing public speaking in foreign languages. The second manual, below, was developed for adult educators to prepare them to deliver training related to overcoming the fear of public speaking in foreign languages. An online course on the above topics has also been developed. The project also envisages training adult educators, followed by further training for at least 15 participants by already trained educators.


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Author Biographies

Martyna Madej, University of Wroclaw, Faculty of Social Science, Institute of Political Science

She is an MA student of social project management at the University of Wrocław. Quadruple awarded with the rector’s scholarship for the best students. In her first year, she joined the scientific club at the University of Wrocław. Since that time, she has helped to organize national and international academic conferences. She is a secretary of the national academic conference “Talenty” and the international academic conferences “Education Culture and Society” and "E-methodology", and also a secretary of the “E-methodology” journal. Editor of "Journal of Educatoin Culture and Society" and  "Ogrody Nauk i Sztuk". She has got experience in multiple international educational and research projects and in providing workshops.

Maja Wereszczyńska, Fundacja Pro Scientia Publica, ul. Redycka 37, 51-169 Wrocław, Poland

Graduated with a master's degree in Psychology from the University of Wrocław. She has gained experience working in international educational projects and in educational institutions as an educator, trainer and researcher. Member of the organising committee of the scientific conference "Talents" and "Education Culture and Society". Member of the editorial board of the scientific journals "Ogrody Nauk i Sztuk" and "Journal of Education Culture and Society".


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How to Cite

Madej, M., & Wereszczyńska, M. (2023). Set the Scene – A guide for Adult Education Professionals on Using Drama Techniques in Teaching and Learning. Andragogy Adult Education and Social Marketing, 3(3).