For teacher, telling stories in the class is a way of motivating children and leading them on a journey of their imagination. Hence, proper techniques are important in story-telling: 1. Choose a suitable story for your children with proper objective. 2. Proper intonation, expression and body language is very important in story-telling, and this can help children to feel they are in the story.
It is a form of art in which a storyteller uses spoken words and paralinguistic features to convey both mental and emotional images to an audience. Storytelling is a cultural and social activity that implies narrating stories, often with ad-libbing or embellishment. It is used as a means of entertainment, education, moral values, etc. The National Storytelling Association defines storytelling as “The art of using language, vocalization, and/or physical movement and gesture to reveal the elements and images of a story to a specific, live audience.”It mirrors all cultures and is used for “educational, recreational, historic, folkloric, entertainment and therapeutic purposes” (Livo&Rietz, 1986, p.6) 1.1.2. Digital Storytelling: Digital storytelling
This particular example of the topic, the introduction and solution of the problem might help children to visualize the problem and understand the topic better”. Hui-Ling Huang (2006) study on the effects of contextualized storytelling as a teacher intervention on EFL young readers’ reading comprehension and word recall suggests that by means of storytelling, it would be a better intervention than Dual-code Model in EFL reading and word retention. Elaf. S.
Collins (1999) advocated that stories provide a conceptual framework for thinking, which allows children to shape experiences into a whole that can understand by mentally mapping the experiences and seeing pictures in their heads. (as cited in Isbell, Sobol, Lindauer, & Lowrance, 2004) By developing learners’ language skills, creativity and critical thinking skills as well as respect on self and others, the idea of promoting holistic development will be realised in an effective way. The storytelling session of this coursework is a priceless experience to me and it has provided me an endeavour of telling story to primary school pupils and observing the immediate reaction and effect of the activity. Through this experience, I have learnt that storytelling is essential for children as their ability to learn depends upon the mental capacity to compare other 's experiences. Hence, it is a must for teachers to equip themselves with skills of storytelling as well as optimize the benefits of
al., 2008). Discussion and interactive discourse promote learning because they afford students the opportunity to use language as a demonstration of their independent thoughts. Moreover, the discussion also elicits
Educational technology has allowed students to use different ways to access informative information in a much simpler way than previous generations. There are many online tools, such as PowerPoint, that have created an opportunity to improve creativity, improve memory, and lesson obstacles that can impact learning. Computers have provided students with the opportunity to preform research, or other tools that can create a more active learning environment. Not only can students benefit from the productivity tools technology can provide, but teachers can also use online programs to present information in a way that is easier to understand. Teachers can also help each other out by sharing their lesson plans online with other teachers or students who want to look back on a lesson.
(2011) shows the effectiveness of storytelling whit a conceptual reasoning and Beigi (2014) considers the effectiveness of a particular source of story, i.e. fiction, in facilitating training and development. This paper is going to discuss the effectiveness of storytelling to meet HRD purposes, by finding some evidences from literature. Our research is similar to Caminotti and Gray (2012) research. The aim of this literature review is not criticizing the storytelling literature, but we are looking for finding some information and evidence to demonstrate the potential relevance of storytelling in HRD.
Despite that, technology and the Internet remains a resilient and quick method of research and writing. Although the conventional use of a pencil and a paper to write might seem more appreciated to writers, today’s technology supplies various options in order to encourage and help people draft, brainstorm, research and write in a more practical and sufficient manner. The development of technology has made it easier to access and share knowledge with people all across the globe. When used competently, technology and the use of the Internet can alleviate the writing process and help writers create powerful works of
Abstract This article explores the benefits of utilising animation to enhance early child education. This form of education enables children to engage and prosper in the primary school classroom environment. It improves their emotional state, and confidence. However, early childhood education is facing a significant number of challenges in implementing this approach due to the lack of a world-wide policy framework, inadequate teaching, learning resources, funding constraints, poor socioeconomic factors operating in individual countries, teachers requiring greater classroom skills and children lacking engagement in learning. The authors’ opinion is that animation technology could be employed to help solve a number of educational challenges,
Flashcards are inexpensive and they also create link between first language and target language. Storytelling is a strategy through which children learn new vocabulary and grammatical structures. It provides them opportunity to use already known vocabulary in a meaningful context. It is a motivating activity through which teachers attract attention of the students towards learning new vocabulary. Since children enjoy listening to the stories in their mother tongue, storytelling is an ideal introduction to foreign languages as it provides them a familiar