Storytelling for the Young-Adult Classroom
Storytelling opens a world of infinite possibilities which can engage and entice students’ interest. The stories told in TED Talks reflect global issues that permeate every aspect of our lives: personal experiences, ecology, science, etc. Their content is relevant to the lives of our learners. They offer an opportunity for exploring a topic and its language. The value of listening to a story goes beyond the entertainment it might offer; exposure to stories can contribute to a person’s intellectual, emotional and moral development; it also has thought-provoking qualities which whet a student’s appetite for understanding.
This workshop will share ideas and garner participants’ experiences of working with stories. It will explore how storytelling can enhance working with language skills in an authentic manner.