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Title: Folk Tales/Storytelling: Past and Present


Summary

Students will share their stories in traditional and digital forms and through live storytelling sessions, sharing pictures and videos prepared by students about folk tales.


Description

Storytelling is an old tradition and is found in all cultures and countries. With the advancement of technology and communication tools, the ways and modes of storytelling have changed. This project aims to revive the tradition of storytelling through digital tools and connect students from different parts of the world on the project forum to share their stories, experiences and aspirations.

Students will share their stories through any digital form they wish to use (video, audio, text, or photos). They will also record their elders and community leaders telling stories and will share them on the project forum. This will help them learn and practice digital tools and media production skills and get connected with students from around the world.

Live communication is an important aspect of today’s global citizenship. Skype and other tools will be used to conduct live storytelling sessions. Another important feature of this project is inclusion of student-facilitators and student- trainers who will co-facilitate the project activities and train their peers through face to face and online training workshops. This way they will play their role as active and responsible digital natives.


Facilitators

  • Imran Khan, Pakistan

Languages

English

Student Age Levels

5-11 (Primary), 12-14 (Middle), 15-18 (Secondary)

Dates

September 2016 - July 2017

Possible classroom activities

Writing essays and making power point presentations and sharing them on the project forum; discussions on the project forum to learn more about the folk tales issues of project partners.


Expected outcomes

Improvement in ICT and media production skills, better understanding of different cultures and countries, promoting students’ role as media producers, awareness of digital divide and steps to bridge that divide and realization of the importance of digital connectivity.


Group contributions to others and/or the planet:

Increase in digital connectivity and platform for youth to share their stories, improvement in 21st century skills and students’ role as digital media producer, access to technology by underprivileged and underserved students.


Curriculum area

The goal of the project





• To develop research skills using a variety of sources such as interviews, letters, diaries and books.





• To form and develop academic skills, thinking, reasoning and teamwork skills.





• To form and develop key foreign language communication.


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