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Storytelling

Jesus used stories as part of his Ministry. It is a method that is a special part of Religious Education and Family Life Education. Here are four resources that can help us become better storytellers and help our students tell stories.

This infographic from an artist from Pixar created is largely directed at written storytellers. For more information on this go to http://www.pbjpublishing.com/blog/poster-22-rules-to-phenomenal-storytelling/

Irish educators have created a resource to help Primary students tell better stories. You can access this at http://www.ppds.ie/pcsparchive/english/Oral%20Language%20and%20Story.pdf

There’s a more scholarly piece on Narrative Theology as it pertains to teaching Religious Education in high schools at http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/catholic/article/download/591/580 It is called “Narrative Theology in the High School Classroom: Teaching Theology Through Literature” by Louis A. Delfra C.S.C. It appeared in Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice. He outlines an interesting Religious Education/English course in the Appendix of the article.

The Great Courses have a 24 part series on the art of storytelling at http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=9313 Professor Hannah Harvey’s course is titled, “The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals”

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