Internationale cursus 'Applied storytelling for teachers in preschool and primary education'
7 februari 2021 at 00:00 till 12 februari 2021 at 00:00
Landcommanderij Alden Biesen is the motor behind a range of activities that put the art of storytelling in the picture: the unique multilingual International Storytelling Festival each year, Stories in the Park, FEST and as partner in many European projects throughout the last 20 years. NEW! From 2020 on it will organize international 5-day CPD-courses for teachers in which the variety of storytelling techniques as didactic tool are explored under the expert guidance of renowned storytellers. We plan to repeat these courses annually.
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.