Storytelling for a Better World
Injustice and other challenging global issues are addressed through telling world stories. What students learn from a story is not what happens in the story but in their response to it. Creative response tasks lead to insights about how to make the world better. Let’s try activities from the new free British Council ebook Integrating Global Issues in the Creative English Language Classroom
David Heathfield is a storyteller who tells tales and runs workshops around the world. He also teaches English part-time at INTO University of Exeter, writes about student creativity in language learning, is the author of Storytelling With Our Students: Techniques for telling tales from around the world and Spontaneous Speaking: Drama Activities for Confidence and Fluency (both from DELTA Publishing).