Why Storytelling - Part II - English

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You may not agree with some specific examples or points. Like words are essential for thinking - Many scholars may argue to the contrary. But the overall message of these two videos is worth considering and implementing in our class rooms. What I find most attractive in storytelling as a technique of teaching is that more than just learning pre-determined knowledge they allow creative and imaginative construction of knowledge itself in the process. Moreover, compared to the traditional techniques in which the teacher is more or less at the center, in the storytelling technique the child is at the center of learning process. Storytelling fosters reasoning and communication skills. It encourages the development of reading habit, social interaction skills, and even problem solving skills (using both rational and emotional reasoning methods). All these are in addition to moral values and knowledge that can be conveyed in the play-out at a deeper level. See "A Child's Work: The Importance of Fantasy Play" by Vivian Gussin Paley.

Added by Abuzari on 27-09-2009
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