“Storytelling is understood to be live oral telling of stories, engaging directly with listeners to create a shared experience. Storying … is one of the most fundamental ways of making meaning and thus pervades all aspects of learning, regardless of age.” (M. Hamilton and M. Weiss, 2005)
The LISTEN team has launched a survey about storytelling as method in education, especially for working with refugees and other involuntary migrants. Your answers will help us to define the needs of educators and care takers as a basis for our work in this project. Find the survey in all partner languages here.
The Kick-Off-Meeting of LISTEN – Learning Intercultural Storytelling – was held on 27./28.02.2017 in Göttingen, Germany.
In good and inspiring atmosphere representatives of all seven partners out of six European countries – Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom – discussed ideas and objectives of the project. The Kick-Off-Meeting was a very good opportunity to meet and get to know the new partners and to reconnect with old partners.
Today is the first day of our new 2-project funded under Erasmus+. The project aims at using the storytelling approach in a radio environment as a means of communication and a way of integrating refugees in the community. Storytelling has a great potential to attract and motivate people to learn, to connect with others and to express themselves. It offers a common approach to personal development and learning that has the potential to unite the different sectors in a community because of being interactive, immediate and very personal. Through storytelling, refugees will be motivated to express themselves and share their life story with the hosting community.
The main target group of LISTEN is the large professional category of training providers. They will be invited to join the project activities and to develop new professional competences and skills or expand the existing ones, in terms of tailored training methodologies for refugees. These new professional competences will be validated through a powerful and well known validation system called LEVEL5 that will be adapted to the specific learning patterns of LISTEN.
On March 21st the first of four Story Regions Webinars took place.
Guy Tilkin from the Storytelling Castle Alden Biesen in Belgium gave a presentation on what we understand by storytelling and which value it has, not only to stimulate our imagination, but also as vehicle for learning and personal growth.The presentation was followed by a Q&A session with the participants. The video has a duration of ca. 45 min.
Award ceremony on 22.02.2016 in Stockholm: Winners of the GREEEN Storytelling Award 2015 were awarded their awards during a 2-day event in Stockholm. The event was attended by more than 70 people from European schools and environmental organisations.
The GREEEN Network organised a storytelling award that addressed 14-19 year-old students in Europe to tell their story on climate change. The story involved a time travel – we wanted the storytellers to imagine that they live in 2115 and tell people how the battle against climate change was finally won. How did people change their behaviour into a climate friendly and sustainable one? What invention made fossil fuels obsolete? How did we decrease the consumption of resources to a sustainable level?
We want you to imagine you live in the future and tell people the story on how the battle against climate change was finally won in the beginning of the 21st century. How did people change their behaviour into a climate friendly and sustainable one? What new (or old) invention made fossil fuels obsolete? How did we decrease the consumption of resources to a sustainable level? How did we secure ecosystem services for future generations?
Story telling is a powerful tool to create shared visions and to connect people.
During the next two years partners from five European countries will together support regional cohesion and development by using storytelling as vehicle to foster networking across institutional boundaries and to contribute to social inclusion. Continue reading →