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How to teach journaling: The art and craft of meaningful journaling with Dinos Aristidou

July 21, 2021

Multi Region Event: Europe and Asia / Americas and Europe

Booking Closed

Please note that this event is available to book in two regions. For more detailed time zone information, please see the ‘Important information’ section below.

About the workshop

How to teach journaling: The art and craft of meaningful journaling

Workshop description
What is the purpose of a journal? This workshop explores the art of journaling. It examines what form a journal could take and how to encourage the meaningful recording of learning, processes and reflections.

Learning outcomes
Teachers will:
Be introduced to diverse approaches to journalling.
Explore ways to encourage meaningful recording.
Discover creative ways to make journaling enjoyable.

How will the workshop benefit the teacher in their curriculum delivery?
Students can find journaling uninteresting, difficult and pointless. It is, however, a key record of experiences and is essential to learning. It is an important resource for students and key to their success in their assessments. This workshop introduces ways to make journaling enjoyable and meaningful, leading to student success in their assessments.

Target audience
DP Theatre teachers.

About your workshop leader

I’m a playwright, director and education consultant working internationally. Covid-19 has changed my process working digitally to make/share work. I am working with Birmingham Royal Ballet and as creative learning director of UCAN, developing Storystarters. As artistic director/playwright of the Hear Us Out Verbatim Theatre Festival I am working with older people and their stories.

My passion is for Verbatim theatre, working with communities to discover empowering ways of theatrically presenting untold stories. My work with students and teachers focuses on reflection, its role in learning, social activism and building compassion. As an artist I am interested in what it means to make art with kindness.

I have been principal examiner for the Director’s Notebook (currently principal examiner for the reviewed but equivalent assessment task of the production proposal) and was part of the team that developed the Theatre course working with the IB. I created the current Teacher Support Materials (TSM) and designed all workshops for Cat 1 and 2 teachers for the IB as well as the IB TaPS sessions for ISTA. I am passionate about the IB and its principles and pedagogy as well as being a professional director.

Important information

Event coordinator
Sophie Galton

Europe and Asia
8:00-10:00am – BST (British Summer Time)
9:00-11:00am – CEST (Central European Standard Time)
3:00-5:00pm – SST (Singapore Standard Time)

Americas and Europe
7:00-9:00am – PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
10:00-12:00pm – EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
3:00-5:00pm – BST (British Summer Time)
4:00-6:00pm – CEST (Central European Standard Time)


The cost of this workshop is GBP £35 per person for ISTA members and GBP £40 per person for non members.

What to bring

Any materials shared with you prior to the workshop, such as the workbook. A notebook and pencil are always useful.

Space requirements
If possible, please try to have a small amount of space near to you for any practical work.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Europe and Asia

Starts on Wednesday 21 July at 08:00
Finishes on Wednesday 21 July at 10:00
(BST - British Summer Time)

Americas and Europe

Starts on Wednesday 21 July at 07:00
Finishes on Wednesday 21 July at 09:00
(PDT - Pacific Daylight Time)


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