“I love the way that Alex captivates an audience of young, old and in between without the need for fancy costumes or props by creating an irresistible atmosphere of wonder and mystery with her voice and her presence… Children and adults alike find her stories enchanting and mesmerising as they all have a message or a deeper meaning to take away and ponder long after the story has finished.” Hannah Cullingford
Story-Well supports adult and younger learners. Carefully selected stories go a long way to deepen an individual’s learning whether it is in the classroom, workshop, training room or at bedtime. Story-Well enables interactive and meaningful learning experiences, taking into account peoples’ different learning styles and levels of participation.
- Teachers: refreshing approaches – away days and field trips
- Children and classroom learning: supporting the curriculum at all stages
- Learning and Development professionals: getting the message across
- Parents: telling stories with confidence
- Trainers: how and when to use stories
- Creative arts therapists and CPD: experiential workshops -“Inside-out”
Storytelling for creative teaching and learning
Storytelling is a multi-purpose tool which can be used with children and learners at all levels. Active learning and creativity are at the core of storytelling. It enables people, young and old to become good listeners, storytellers and story-makers.
At all levels, sharing stories as a small adult learning group or whole class encourages us to learn how and when to listen and talk. They help us develop an awareness of how to contribute appropriately and value one another’s contributions.
Storytelling is fun and stimulates the imagination. The content of the stories may lead to group discussions, for example, about characters’ actions and their consequences. Listening to and telling stories act as springboards for active play and creativity – providing the stimulus and ideas for exploring and inventing characters and events.
Storytelling and story-making help teachers to meet the Listening and talking experiences and outcomes of Literacy across learning, Literacy and English and Health and Wellbeing across learning. They can also be used as tools for supporting learning in numeracy, science and other areas, and can lead to cross-curricular and inter-departmental collaborations.
Regularly engaging in storytelling helps create a culture of communication, confidence, collaboration, understanding and respect. Storytelling is particularly helpful in supporting people during times of transition and can be used to explore sensitive topics, such as bullying.