Invitation to International Conference TALES: Introducing Oral and Digital Storytelling in the Classroom


You are kindly invited to the final TALES conference & course that will take place in Beja, Portugal. The course & conference starts on 24 September at 13.00 and ends on Saturday 26 September at 16.30.

TALES is a Comenius Multilateral Project that wants to introduce oral and digital storytelling and the use of storytelling techniques as a pedagogical tool in school education.Target groups: active teachers, teacher trainers, storytellers, educational policy makers … interested in introducing oral or digital storytelling in the classroom.

The end target groups of TALES are 6 – 18 year old pupils and students. For these groups the project focuses on the development of key competences through storytelling.
In order to achieve this, TALES targets initial teacher training students, teachers at school, teacher trainers as well as curriculum developers, storytellers cooperating with schools, decision-makers in the education sector …, interested in using oral and digital storytelling in education.
For these target groups the project team created a sound approach for introducing storytelling in the classroom, based on methodology analysis, a collection of good practice examples in Europe, expertise gathered while organising pilot projects … All this will be presented in a TALES manual and on the project website. At the conference we will present the results and material of the project. There will also be key notes and workshops by educationalists and professional storytellers. In the evenings participants will also have the opportunity to attend the international storytelling festival, organised by the city of Beja.

Costs: There is no conference or course fee, participation is free of charge.
Participants only pay their travel costs and accommodation & subsistence.

ERASMUS+ KA1: Schools with a KA1 grant and a European Development Plan including staff development on education through storytelling, innovative didactics, cultural competences, … can use their grant for attending the course & conference.

Venue: Beja city hotels and rooms. The conference will take place at the Municipal Theatre (Teatro Municipal Pax Julia) in the historic centre of Beja.

Travel: Beja is situated in the Alentejo region in Portugal, about 180 km. south east of Lisbon. International participants can arrive on the evening of the 23rd or the morning of the 24th September. International participants can travel via Lisbon International airport. There are train and bus connections to Beja (time tables on the project website).

More info: www.storiesforlearning.eu ; Registration of non-Portuguese participants ONLY via: myriam.swinnen@cjsm.vlaanderen.be

Non-Portuguese participants ONLY via: myriam.swinnen@cjsm.vlaanderen.be


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