Along with Headstreams, we offer a P.G. Diploma in Play and Human Development : Perspectives and Practices (Formerly Psycho-Social Well-Being Using Multi-Arts And Play) for post-graduate students and working professionals.

Headstreams, one of our partners, creates safe play spaces within low-income communities with the participation of trained youth volunteers. Using principles of play, the youth are trained to be co-creators and facilitators in a play environment. Through this engagement where we bring in our expertise of working with multi Arts , together, we are looking at learning systems, methodologies, and existing systems to re-imagine learning facilitation. By its very nature, the play approach is learner-led. The use of various forms and techniques of art – visual, theatre, sound, movement and craft – as media of play enriches a playspace and allows deepening of expression, compassion, empathy, reflection, joy and meaning in the course of learning and healing. Change emerges from such creative playspaces and may give rise to change-makers or play-facilitators who take this forward to the world, with the freedom, skills, discipline and accountability that it entails.

Indian Institute of Psychology and Research (IIPR) is a premier educational institution in Bangalore that offers postgraduate and undergraduate courses with Psychology as one of the subjects. The institute is affiliated to Bangalore University, one of the oldest and largest universities in India accredited with Grade ‘A’ by National Assessment and Accreditation Board (NAAC).

The certificate course was offered to first year Psychology students. These sessions were  conducted using artistic tools such as Theatre and Drama, Stories-sharing and creating, Puppetry and role-plays, Directive and Non Directive Play, Voice and Rhythm, Dance and Movement. In the process of doing the certificate course, we envisioned a crucial personal process that would take place within the students themselves. This is the process of discovering hidden biases and strengths that may hinder or help in one’s own growth in capabilities and enablement. Thus we see the course itself as a learning space to enable other learning spaces.

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Christ University, a premier educational institution, is an academic fraternity of individuals dedicated to the motto of excellence and service. It strives to reach out to the star of perfection through an earnest academic pursuit for excellence and the efforts blossom into ‘service” through creative and empathetic involvement in the society to transform it.

We flagged off our first session of the P.G. Diploma in PLAY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICES (Formerly Psycho-Social Well-Being Using Multi-Arts And Play in association with Department of Psychology, Christ University, Bengaluru. The 120 hours PG course includes theory, workshops, assignments, field practice and report, and a research paper.

The group was introduced to the basics of Drama, Theatre Games and the basic of visual aesthetics. Through creative exercises the group worked on observation and perception

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St. Joseph’s, a premier educational institution at Bangalore, strives to prepare men and women for the service of the country. The College provides students with plentiful opportunities to critically understand society and its structures so that education becomes a tool to work for a humane and just society. Stress is laid on academic excellence, character formation, social concern and human development.

We flagged off our sessions with the second year Psychology students at St.Josephs’s as a part of 12 week certificate course, PLAY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICES in association with Department of Psychology, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bengaluru.

Artistic tools such as Theatre and Drama, Stories-sharing and creating, Puppetry and role-plays, Directive and Non Directive Play, Voice and Rhythm, Dance and Movement and games help enrich the playspace and enable the process of learning. Through the course, the students will comprehend the practice of various creative techniques of play and how play can be facilitated using these.

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Mount Carmel, a premier educational institution in Bangalore, aims to empower students through value based, quality and integral education; to empower others especially the socially and economically marginalized and create a ‘Civilization of Love’.

We commenced our first session of the P.G. Diploma in PLAY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICES (Formerly Psycho-Social Well-Being Using Multi-Arts And Play in association with Department of Psychology, Mount Carmel College (Autonomous), Bengaluru.

During the sessions the students have employed art media and alphabet sign language to experience verbal and non verbal communication, through theatre games and creative movement they were able to explore play in varied forms.

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