Storytelling as a multifunctional didactic tool in the classroom
15-20 November 2020
Target Group :
Secondary school teachers and staff (age group 12 – 18)
Storytelling in the Secondary Classroom is a course about how to use oral storytelling and storytelling techniques in secondary education. It offers five days of presentations, workshops & performances.
Description of the Course
Storytelling in the Secondary Classroom is a course about how to use oral storytelling and storytelling techniques in secondary education. The course will be hosted and run in the beautiful Storytelling Castle Alden Biesen in Belgium, the home of the biggest international storytelling festival in Europe. It offers five days of presentations, workshops & performances. Storytelling in the classroom is much more than telling stories in the classroom. Stories, storytelling and narrative teaching approaches are known to help improve student’s verbal and communication skills in the mother tongue and/or in a foreign language. It also impacts imagination, creativity, social and civic competences, values, intercultural understanding, cultural awareness and expression. By offering subject content as a narrative, transformed into images, one improves the quality of the transfer of this content. A school where education is partly offered through storytelling approaches will have a greater appeal on pupils’ motivation because of the open atmosphere, the interactive and creative elements and the valuing of different cultures.
The main trainer at the course will be a professional storyteller, Nell Phoenix. Guest speakers will add specific topics to the programme.