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Fundamentals of Storytelling in Education for Teachers and Trainers Course


Fundamentals of Storytelling in Education for Teachers and Trainers
Fundamentals of Storytelling in Education for Teachers and Trainers

Learn more about storytelling skills for teachers and trainers.


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Course Description

Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of oral communication and plays a very important role in education, particularly for younger children. Teachers and trainers who incorporate storytelling into their repertoire of teaching skills can enhance student engagement with almost any subject. In this free online course you will learn about storytelling as a way of organizing information, conveying emotions, and building a sense of community. You will learn how effective storytelling can lead to an altered state of consciousness that deepens the relationship between teacher and students. Three stories are told that illustrate the theoretical model of storytelling and storytelling ethics and the need for trust between storyteller and listeners are discussed. This free online storytelling course will be of great interest to teachers and trainers who want to learn more about the effectiveness of storytelling as a tool that can enhance learning within the classroom.

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning outcomes:
- Learn about the role of storytelling;
- Learn about storytelling models;
- Learn about the storylistening experience;
- Learn about the storylistening trance;

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 87 votes
Course Title: Fundamentals of Storytelling in Education for Teachers and Trainers
Course #: 506
Course Publisher: University of North Carolina
Course Category: 85
Content Origin:
Course Description: Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of oral communication and plays a very important role in education, particularly for younger children. Teachers and trainers who incorporate storytelling into their repertoire of teaching skills can enhance student engagement with almost any subject. In this free online course you will learn about storytelling as a way of organizing information, conveying emotions, and building a sense of community. You will learn how effective storytelling can lead to an altered state of consciousness that deepens the relationship between teacher and students. Three stories are told that illustrate the theoretical model of storytelling and storytelling ethics and the need for trust between storyteller and listeners are discussed. This free online storytelling course will be of great interest to teachers and trainers who want to learn more about the effectiveness of storytelling as a tool that can enhance learning within the classroom.
License: This course is available from University of North Carolina OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 14 September 2012
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: High
Audio Only: High
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Sylvia Sumpter
    Sylvia Sumpter United States of America Enjoyed the course. It was very informative and entertaining. 2016-01-18 21:01:52
  • Helen Teevan
    Helen Teevan United States of America I teach children and teenagers. i found this course to be very relevant, interesting and well-presented. I like the idea of watching a professor and then taking a quiz. 2016-01-12 16:01:34
  • Jill Heron
    Jill Heron Ireland Very enjoyable and thought provoking. 2015-10-31 18:10:29
  • Melissa Padilla
    Melissa Padilla United States of America I chose to study this course because I am around kids alot between my family and my significant others. Therefore, to find out information about how to get the attention of children so that I can attend to them as best as can without getting frustrated. I did not learn any more than what I already knew as much as I thought I would but, this was a very useful course overall. 2015-10-27 18:10:23
  • Lina Dawood
    Lina Dawood United Arab Emirates Very good course. I learned how to tell a story in a way that I could connect the audience with me. Making eye-contact with listener, sequencing it, with vocal qualities will making it interesting to my audience to listen and these steps are important elements of the storyteller. 2015-10-09 14:10:25
  • Sonja Simmonds
    Sonja Simmonds United Kingdom My opinion is I enjoyed this presentaion on various storytelling techniques,and understanding how too emerse and take others on the journey of the trance like state, it was very interesting hearing Brians explanation of how too keep the listeners focused and intereted in the stories plot with the storyteller layering information while the listener is engaged and listening until the story has formed a shape a start middle and end, with hopefully a fundemental connection reached by the end. 2015-10-02 19:10:08
  • Francesca Sweeney-Androulaki
    Francesca Sweeney-Androulaki Greece This has been an excellent introduction into the art of story telling. I am fascinated with its possibilities as both a writer and a teacher. Thank you for your insight, Professor Sturm. Best, Francesca Sweeney-Androulaki 2015-09-28 09:09:15
  • tanya washington
    tanya washington United States of America Loved the class! Thanks for the online format and the easy access. I love learning. 2015-09-06 22:09:32
  • Corrine Gullatte
    Corrine Gullatte United States of America Great information 2015-08-29 03:08:41
  • Daniel Reynolds
    Daniel Reynolds United States of America I took this course because I have always always been a story teller and its been passed down through my family and been a great oral tradition. It was a very refreshing and very profound for me being in the role of both teacher/trainer I see how "everyone" can benefit from being told a story! Thanks Alison Team Daniel Reynolds Indianapolis, Indiana 2015-08-26 11:08:36
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