TRAIN THE TRAINERS CURRICULUM
The methodology followed for training the trainers is elaborated in the Module Content and Sequencing actions. Each action's relevance to the key competences is elaborated in the Learning Outcomes Matrix. The methodology involves:
- Practical demonstrations, including performance and recording using digital technology, by the individual trainees and/or through group activities.
- A learner journal kept by each participant to record self-directed evaluations and reflections after each section is completed.
- A practical production of the digital storytelling using digital software.
The drafting of individual digital storytelling by each participant.
- Group and/or individual presentations.
Section 1. Introducing storytelling in adult training
Section 2. Storytelling: preparing for storytelling
Section 3. Workshop: storytelling, creating a story and tell it
Section 4. Storytelling: from paper to digital
Educational resources related to this Module (original production by partners)
The open educational resources, selected and developed for/during the local pilots, are:
- The start for telling a story (AESD)
- How to perform the storytelling (AESD)
- Example of Storytelling workshop: slideshow of the experience in Cyprus (Cardet)
- Express yourself through a story (ISQ)
- “On the trail of the senses”, how to develop communication in mother tongue and foreign languages (MP)
Where to learn more (files/images archive and links available on the www)
Some very useful and relevant links which could be used by trainers and youth workers to find more information are:
Storytelling could be a very effective tool for recovery, if you are working in social-health sector as youth workers or educator. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and in this guide you will find:
a) Ways to choose your story idea, frame your message, and write your outline
b) Step-by-step planning tools to help you prepare and make your final project
c) Tips for recording video with your mobile device
d) Free and easy places where you can post and share your story online
A very rich website, with guides and other educational resources, of the Athabasca Online Open University of Canada.
Assessment Instruction Sheet
We suggest the following exercises:
- To pre-assess / Formative assessments
Use method Piece-of-the basket in different ways (a basket as a container for anonymous thoughts written down in pieces of paper):
- To discuss sensitive issues - trainees respond anonymously and when patches are drawn and answers are read, they remain anonymous. The answers and opinions will then be the basis for a discussion without being "hung out".
- As a rehearsal or a basis for discussion – how can we promote and share communication in mother tongue? – the facilitator will write and then will discuss with the trainees possible solutions, which are going to be the basis of the story.
- Formative assessments
Guidelines given by facilitator to be followed. An assessment grid can easily scale the abilities that are expected and achieved by each trainee.
- Final evaluation
Launch the event (Creating and telling a story).
Assess the success of the Final Performance. Will be assess whether the story kept the listener's attention, the storyteller has managed to create images (that can be found out by asking the audience some details regarding the story. ex. what colour was the hat? what was the dog's name? where the action happened?), the storyteller used body language, dialogue, attitude, etc.