Applied storytelling: a multifunctional didactic tool in the classroom
4-9 July 2021
Storytelling in Adult Education is a course about how to use oral storytelling and storytelling techniques in formal
and non-formal adult learning. It offers five days of presentations, workshops & performances.
Adult education staff and trainers, community workers …
Description of the Course
Storytelling in Adult Education is a course about how to use oral storytelling and storytelling techniques in formal and non-formal adult learning. 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 and narrative teaching approaches are known to help improve 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. But specifically for adult education, introducing storytelling techniques offers a set of tools for inclusion. Storytelling
offers bottom-up narrative art, it creates a community of co-creation, it facilitates to hear and to be heard, it lowers the threshold to art, it stimulates a constructivist meaning making process, it helps create metaphors to by-pass the
unspeakable… Stories are heritage, they are gateways to heritage and to other cultures.
The main trainer at the course will be a professional storyteller, Giovanna Conforto. Guest speakers will add specific topics to the programme.