This online course is designed as a self-study course that enables adult educators to build and develop their competences in storytelling as a method for their daily work in basic (skills) education and civic education.


I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

Pablo Picasso

In this online course, you decide where you want to go and what you want to know more about. Move the mouse over the game board and discover the different modules. With one click, the module opens in a separate window.
If you want to know in more detail what to expect, you will find the list of topics below.

Enjoy your discovery!

Module Basic Education

  • What is meant here by the educational field of basic education?
  • Which target groups of basic education do we have in mind?
  • How to use storytelling in basic education?

Module Civic Education

  • What is meant here by the educational field of civic education?
  • What challenges, opportunities and prerequisites do we focus on?
  • How to use storytelling in cviic education?

Module Learning Scenarios

  • How to plan a lesson including storytelling?
  • Learning scenarios for storytelling in basic education
  • Learning scenarios for storytelling in civic education

Module Storytelling

  • How can I use storytelling for competence-based learning?
  • How do I choose an appropriate story?
  • How do I structure and remember stories?
  • How do I present stories?
  • How do I design the setting for my story?
  • How do I involve my learners, my audience?
  • How do I support them to develop their competences?

Module Story Collection

  • Collection of stories in which you can search specifically


  • … for the orientation and navigation within the online course


You should plan at least 6-8 hours to complete the course. The actual duration is very individual. We recommend spreading the course over several days so that you can better process and internalise what you have read.

The online course will be available in English, French, German, Dutch and Slovenian. The trial version in English is already usable, the full version in all languages will be finished in September 2022. The course is accessible free of charge.

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