Storytelling as a teaching tool
Do you want to use storytelling and drama techniques to showcase your topic better and dovetail with the students’ learning process? Storytelling is one of the oldest and most effective forms of teaching. A well-told story enables the speaker (lecturer) and the listeners (students) to optimize the learning process by integrating cognition, emotion and imagination in the didactic process. Good storytelling is an art and a skill. A key aspect of this training is the concept of “practical didactics;” the integration of content, form and interaction with students.
|Target group||Lecturers who would like to use their stories, storytelling and theatre techniques to support and improve their teaching.|
Thursday 25 March 2021 (9 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.) & Thursday 15 April 2021 (9 a.m.-4.30 p.m.)
|Study load||20-22 hours|
|Number of participants||6-8 participants|
|Language||Depending on registrations: Dutch/English|
This two-day training broadly covers the following topics:
- The techniques behind the art and skill of storytelling
- Setup, structure, tension curve, and variation in presentation, teaching and lectures
- How to use stories, storytelling and drama techniques in your own lessons
- Translate storytelling techniques to creative modes of instruction in your lessons
Strategies to better entertain students and optimize their learning process
"This course has helped replace the feeling of 'me against the room' with 'me and my students'. I have freed myself from the isolation that I had created for myself, and now enjoy giving lectures much more."
University Lecturer in Business Administration
The course in making lectures more interesting was an enrichment to me in more than one way. I am a lecturer in Journalism and I have not only learned to better structure the knowledge that I want to convey in my lectures, the tips on how to build up a story have also helped me to explain how a news article should be structured. What's more, I heard some interesting things about how people communicate and I've learned a lot about group and power processes that are relevant both in and outside teaching practice."
Editor at the ANP news agency and lecturer in Journalism
|Last modified:||21 December 2020 5.53 p.m.|