Join us on 24 January 2020 at 12:00pm UK time for our webinar 'Storytelling for diverse voices' with David Heathfield and Alla Göksu.

Date: 24 January 2020

Time: 12:00pm UK time (what time is this where you are?)

About the webinar

When we share a folk story from a minority culture, students with roots in that culture sense that they are included and their heritages are esteemed. Through storytelling students grow in resilience and self-esteem, find their own unique voices, feel encouraged to tell their own personal stories and develop as autonomous learners. 

In this inclusive workshop, you will:

  • respond creatively to a folk story told by David and share folk stories you know
  • consider how teachers telling stories from their students’ heritage cultures can lead to students themselves sharing stories in and outside school
  • discover more about the concept of learner autonomy and about storytelling as an appropriate tool to implement this concept through the example of a project Alla Göksu has initiated at IGS Kronsberg, a secondary school with a culturally diverse student population in Hannover, Germany
  • learn about the impact storytelling can have on school students from diverse cultural and social backgrounds with different abilities and dispositions towards learning 
  • find out how storytelling can initiate a self-determined learning process among these students and develop their skills as autonomous learners

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About the speakers

David Heathfield is a freelance storyteller, teacher and teacher trainer. He is the author of Storytelling With Our Students: Techniques for Telling Tales from Around the World and Spontaneous Speaking: Drama Activities for Confidence and Fluency, both published by DELTA Publishing. He is a member of The Creativity Group.

Alla Göksu enjoys teaching students from diverse cultural heritages and with different dispositions towards learning at a comprehensive school in Lower Saxony, Germany. She is a member of the school leadership team, an expert in learner autonomy and has been a speaker at IATEFL and Nordic Conferences.

Find out more about inclusive practices around the world in our free publication: Creating an inclusive school environment

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Certificates

Certificates of attendance are available for all attendees. The link to obtain your certificate is provided in the following places:

  • At the end of the webinar in the chat box
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How to watch the webinar

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