Storytelling a powerful educational tool

Education, storytelling, Knowledge transfer, proficiency building, telling stories, Train II Transform

For centuries, story telling has been an important educational tool. Ancient civilizations used powerful stories to mould young minds.

Teachers today can just as harness the power of stories to engage learners emotionally and biochemically to create rich learning experiences in sciences, mathematics, social sciences or languages.

The need for exploring and addressing emergent areas in teacher development stems from a perceived need for identifying areas for knowledge transfer and proficiency building.

Mala Palani who conducted a story telling workshop recently emphasized on the need to create compelling stories with coherent narrative structures and attention to details, descriptive language and a clear focus on learning outcomes.

This first of its kind workshop was organised by the Oxford University Press on Story-telling Activities for classes 2-7 in New Delhi, which saw participation from various CBSE affiliated schools and teachers across the city.

It was conducted under the Train II Transform workshop series of teacher training to benefit teachers’ fraternity across the country.

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