4. Evaluation

The socio-psycho-pedagogical team composed of prison and theatre operators will evaluate the experience collegially (always with a view to partnership) and in itinerary, verifying that the objectives have been pursued. The evaluation will be qualitative and will be based on tools such as discussion, observation, considerations on self-declarations and unstructured interviews.

A particular evaluation focus will be based on the analysis of attitudinal change, behavioural change, trust, educational contribution of The Scenic Art, growth of emotional intelligence and, in particular, on the impact of approaches based on the artistic process: the theatrical performance will be the subject of specific considerations that will highlight, through key indicators, a particular improvement in responses to deliveries, skills (also of life), personal development, improvement of self-esteem, sense / self-knowledge , reflections on the value of theatrical art, personal and social well-being.

The expressive and communicative elaborations in a group (first performance in dialogue with the spectators for what concerns the Forum Theatre, and creation and representation of a theatrical performance for what concerns the final artistic outcome), will allow to develop a careful analysis of the results pursued and the value of the creative methodologies adopted through role plays, creative writing and dramaturgy (especially of the spectacular data in the process that accompanies the work “from page to scene”).

Qualitative research in education is founded on the role of educational processes and outcomes. Practices provide the data and arguments that constitute the problems of the investigation: only practice is able to prove, verify, modify and develop the conclusions of the investigations. The research can only be based on an anthropological look. The narratives collected must facilitate the narration and the narration in a culturalist perspective. In this context, the individual and experience are analysed through reference to the psychology of personal constructs: the autobiographical method with ethnographic interviews will be the background to an interpretative approach typical of field research.