Storytelling as a teaching tool
- Do you want to inspire students during your lectures?
- Do you want to use storytelling and drama techniques to showcase your topic better and dovetail with the students’ learning process?
|Target group||Lecturers who would like to use their stories, storytelling and theatre techniques to support and improve their teaching.|
|Level||No (educational) experience required|
December 3 & December 17, 2019 (9:30-16:30)
|Study load||20-22 hours|
|Number of participants||6-8 participants|
|Language||Depending on registrations: Dutch/English|
Storytelling is one of the oldest and most effective forms of teaching. A story enables the teller (lecturer) and the listeners (students) to optimize the learning process by integrating cognition, emotion and imagination into the didactic process. Good storytelling is an art and a skill. Key to the training course is the concept of ‘practical didactics’ – the integration of content, form and interaction with students. Topics dealt with include:
- storytelling technique
- setup, structure, tension curve, variation in presentation, teaching and lectures
- using stories and storytelling and drama techniques in your own lessons
- when to do what and how in order to entertain students and optimize their learning process
- translating storytelling to creative modes of instruction in your lessons.
You will have to conduct a certain amount of independent study before and between the two workshop days.
- "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:||02 May 2019 12.40 p.m.|