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Face-to-Face storytelling: Freedom to share physical and sensory space

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Join us on 11 March 2021 for our second webinar with David Heathfield, looking at storytelling in face-to-face teaching.

About the webinar

As we prepare to return to face-to-face teaching, how can we make the most of the space we physically share with our students? In this webinar let's explore opportunities storytelling gives us to playfully adapt the physical space we share inside our classroom as well as in larger indoor and outdoor spaces. We'll consider how we can bring sensory features such as touch, smell, taste and movement into storytelling as well as sound and vision. I will share purposeful storytelling activities designed to get students moving and talking freely. This is a practical webinar about giving learners opportunities to invent, to rehearse and to perform as they learn creatively together within a supportive, confidence-building framework.

The webinar will focus on telling tales from the world’s oral cultures. Participants will come away with practical storytelling techniques and activities which generate positive energy and develop oral communication skills.

Date: 11 March 2021

Time: 14.00pm UK time. See what time this is where you are

Duration: 90 minutes

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About the speaker

David Heathfield is a storyteller who tells tales and runs workshops in the UK and around the world. He runs online Creative and Engaging Storytelling for Teachers (CrEST) courses and has worked as an online storytelling teacher trainer internationally with the British Council, IATEFL and the Hands Up Project. He has done storytelling teacher training in Nepal, Brazil, Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Portugal, Austria, Slovakia, Turkey, Dubai and Libya. He also teaches English, writes about student creativity in language learning, is the author of the teacher resource and development books Storytelling With Our Students: Techniques for telling tales from around the world and Spontaneous Speaking: Drama Activities for Confidence and Fluency (both from DELTA Publishing). See a list of David's publications. You can also vist David's YouTube channel. David loves to create connections and build bridges across cultures and between people through storytelling. Visit David's website

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