International Conference

As part of the Diamond Jubilee Year Celebrations, Nirmala Institute of Education is organising an International Conference on the Theme:

'Incorporating Elements of Theatre into Pedagogy at Different Levels of Education'.

Introductory remarks

Drama is created and shaped by the elements of theatre. The same motive can be incorporated and the effect achieved in the method and practice of teaching, especially as an aid to academic subject or theoretical concept. The 6 Aristotelian elements of theatre are plot, character, thought, diction, spectacle, and song.

For the benefit of pedagogy, the elements of theatre that we infer are listed as:

  1. role,
  2. character and relationships,
  3. situation,
  4. voice, song and music
  5. movement, stylisation and dance
  6. space and its division,
  7. language and texts,
  8. mood and atmosphere,
  9. audience and dramatic tension.

Knowledge is imparted through three levels which are:

Formal learning: Educational systems exist to promote formal learning, which follows a syllabus and is intentional in the sense that learning is the goal of all the activities learners engage in. Learning outcomes are measured by tests and other forms of assessment.

Non formal learning:  This takes place outside formal learning environments but within some kind of organisational framework. It need not follow a formal syllabus or be governed by external accreditation and assessment.

Informal learning:  This takes place outside schools and colleges and arises from the learner’s involvement in activities that are not undertaken with a learning purpose in mind. Informal learning is involuntary and an inescapable part of daily life; for that reason, it is sometimes called experiential learning.

We can thus infer that learning that is formal or non-formal is partly intentional and partly incidental: when we consciously pursue any learning target we cannot help learning things that are not part of that target. Informal learning, however, is exclusively incidental.

The conference aims at exploring pedagogies incorporating elements of Theatre at different levels of education to create a more comprehensible atmosphere for a better understanding of a given subject.

Salient features:

  • This conference will be conducted in both Offline as well as Online mode.
  • Papers can be presented in English or Hindi.
  • The schedule is spread over 08 sessions on two full days of 04th and 05th November 2022.
  • Sessions will be of 90 minutes each i.e.
    • From 9:30 am to 11 am, 11:30 am to 01:00 pm
    • From 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm and 04:00 pm to 05:30 pm.
  • Each session will be chaired by separate Chairperson.
  • One session will be held exclusively for Online delegates (Entries restricted).
  • Each delegate will be given 07 minutes approx to present his/her point of view.
  • The conference is targeted at Educators, Researchers, Research students and Students belonging to the ‘Performing Arts’ and ‘Education’ sectors.
  • Selected papers/abstracts will be published as under:
  • UGC Care Listed Journal : Bhairavi ( ISSN- 0975-5217) will be publishing two issues -
    •  UGC Care Listed Publication for selected papers,
    •  Conference proceedings/abstracts for other papers presented in conference.


1) Incorporating elements of Theatre into subject pedagogies of ‘Sciences & Art and Humanities.’

2) Developing different kinds of intelligences through Theatre.

3) Skill enhancement through Theatre

4) Enhancing the growth of differently abled through Theatre.

5) Therapeutic use of Theatre. 

6) Elements of Indigenous Theatre forms as an aid for non-formal education.

Registration fee to be collected from delegates (in Rs.):

a. College Students: Rs. 1,000/-

b. Full time Research Scholars: Rs. 1,500/-

c. Part time Research Scholars and Delegates: Rs. 2,500/-

d. International Research Scholars and Delegate: Rs 3,500/-

* The registration fee is inclusive of paper publication, refreshments and lunch for two days of conference. It does not include travel, accommodation and dinner.

Important Dates to follow:

Conference Registration & fee payment on or before 20th August, 2022.

Paper submission deadline 5th September 2022.

Acceptance notificationon or before 15th September 2022.

Final paper submission deadline25th September 2022.

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