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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Pre-requisites

be enrolled in or already completed EDU10128 - Introduction to Teaching

Unit aim

Emphasises the importance of storytelling as a method of transmitting culture. Enables students to enjoy, prepare and tell stories to children.

Unit content

  1. Introduction to the 'power of story'
    • What is storytelling?
    • The power of storytelling in the classroom.
    • Storytelling as a teaching and healing tool
    • Storytelling in a 'new age'
    • Choosing stories for telling (2 weeks)
  2. The art of storytelling
    • Storytelling techniques
    • Props and presentation ideas
    • Learning and telling stories
    • Use of stories across the curriculum

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 articulate a knowledge of the history and cultural value of storytelling
2 explain the importance of storytelling in the classroom for the imaginative, personal and moral development of children
3 create a personal narrative to explore digital storytelling
4 clarify that stories from different cultures have the capacity to engender cross-cultural understanding and respect
5 choose and tell different kinds of stories from many cultures and literature sources
6 use different techniques in learning and telling stories for different audiences
7 practise storytelling and critically assess the 'power of story' as a teaching and learning tool.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. articulate a knowledge of the history and cultural value of storytelling
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. explain the importance of storytelling in the classroom for the imaginative, personal and moral development of children
    • GA4:
  3. create a personal narrative to explore digital storytelling
    • GA5:
  4. clarify that stories from different cultures have the capacity to engender cross-cultural understanding and respect
    • GA4:
  5. choose and tell different kinds of stories from many cultures and literature sources
    • GA5:
  6. use different techniques in learning and telling stories for different audiences
    • GA4:
  7. practise storytelling and critically assess the 'power of story' as a teaching and learning tool.
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.