Emphasises the importance of storytelling as a method of transmitting culture. Enables students to enjoy, prepare and tell stories to children.
Introduction to the 'power of story'
- What is storytelling?
- The power of storytelling in the classroom.
- Storytelling as a teaching and healing tool
- Storytelling in a 'new age'
- Choosing stories for telling (2 weeks)
The art of storytelling
- Storytelling techniques
- Props and presentation ideas
- Learning and telling stories
- Use of stories across the curriculum
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||articulate a knowledge of the history and cultural value of storytelling||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||explain the importance of storytelling in the classroom for the imaginative, personal and moral development of children||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||create a personal narrative to explore digital storytelling||Lifelong learning|
|4||clarify that stories from different cultures have the capacity to engender cross-cultural understanding and respect||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||choose and tell different kinds of stories from many cultures and literature sources||Lifelong learning|
|6||use different techniques in learning and telling stories for different audiences||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||practice storytelling and critically assess the 'power of story' as a teaching and learning tool.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
- Collins, R & Cooper, PJ, 2005, The power of story: Teaching through storytelling, 2nd edn, Waveland Press, Long Grove, IL.
- Hamilton, M & Weiss, M, 2005, Children tell stories: Teaching and using storytelling in the classroom, 2nd edn, Richard C Owen, New York, NY.
Teaching and assessment
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