Story allows children to see the world through the eyes of others, including in unfamiliar places and situations.
This course will make use of a range of traditional and contemporary stories from people and cultures around the world, and explore how they can support literacy, community cohesion and SEAL.
- How can we use story to raise literacy standards at the same time as supporting children’s developing understanding of themselves and their world?
- What sort of issues does the use of story raise about teaching and learning for real intercultural understanding?
- What sort of criteria might we use for evaluating potential resources?
- How can I access high quality stories, and enrichment opportunities through work with storytellers?
As well as exploring a range of written and oral stories, participants will explore teaching strategies, and learn from each other’s best practice.
Using, making and telling stories is a key theme for the network in 2011-12.