Learning is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To become a good storyteller, you need to tell stories. We want to motivate and encourage you to practice your skills together with others. Our guide “How do I organize a storytelling workshop with adult educators?” is a collection of practical exercises of storytelling in different contexts, and direct applicability allowing adult educators to implement peer-to-peer workshops to strengthen and practice storytelling skills together in their own institution or with colleagues from the same field of education (basic or civic education).

How do I organize a storytelling workshop with adult educators?

Here you can find the full guide for download:
StoryComp_Workshop Guide

It consists of two parts:
The theoretical part includes a brief overview of the context and approach of StoryComp, explains the benefits of peer learning for the development of new skills and competences and gives examples of how to plan and implement your own workshops.
The practical part is presented in the form of ready-to-use activity sheets that enable users to organise workshops in their institutions or with other adult educators.

Our workshop contents

We briefly explain what our workshops on the different topics are about and how they are implemented.
For each topic you will find activity sheets to download with step-by-step instructions on how to implement them.

You can freely choose between these activity sheets and combine them into a workshop or a series of more sessions according to your interest and needs.

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Selecting competences and stories

How do I find a story that is appropriate for what I want to achieve with my learners? How do I know what a particular story is suitable for? To select stories and competences, there are countless of possibilities. We will show you two examples: one structured and guided and one free and self-organized.

Selecting stories for civic education
StoryComp puzzle 
The discovery of a story

Supporting the brain & the memory

To tell a good story, you first have to remember the story. Here you can practise simple techniques to help you remember stories easily. And we guide you on how to use stories to remember everyday things.

Five sentence stories
One skeleton – many stories
Memorising with stories

Identifying storytelling space

A story is much more than just the plot. The space, the environment, the atmosphere, all these influence the story. And the audience. This is about how we consciously choose and shape the setting for our story(telling).

The vibrating nature
Exploring the city
Stories in the museum

Presenting stories

Why do we present stories? It is important to know why you choose the way you want to present your story. And then use everything you have, your voice, your body, your mind, your facial expressions, maybe accessories and tools to appeal to your audience. Or you involve the audience, as part of the story and the storytelling.

Presenting the story of the useless tree #1
Presenting the story of the useless tree #2
Presenting the story of the useless tree #3

Involving listeners

How can you involve your listeners, your learners, in the story to grab their attention, make them actively part of the story and help them develop their senses, imagination and skills?

Talking & listening with the eyes
Reversed story

Developing Further competences

This stage of storytelling begins once the story is told. The challenge is to help learners elaborate further and transfer their competence to other educational or daily life situations.

Uncovering the hidden You and the hidden Me
The three “Whys”
Let’s reinvent the story

Developing storytelling competences

Here you will find activities that specifically develop storytelling skills. This includes biographical storytelling as well as the telling of existing, traditional stories.

The squares
The cornerstones
Learn stories

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