Inspired by a piece of work that one of our Highland Primary Probationer teachers carried out last session, I was itching to read more about Storycrafting.
A method developed in Finland, Storycrafting allows a learner to tell a story, be listened to, be retold their story and make reflective changes based on what they hear back.
Click the hyperlink above to access a website with information about Storycrafting. Click the image above for a short journal article about Storycrafting in action.
In Storycrafting you:
- Allow a learner to tell a story of their choice to a partner/adult
- The learner/adult who is listening to the story should scribe it word for word
- The listener should then retell the story back to the story teller as it has been written
- The storyteller can then make changes based on what they’ve heard.
Storycrafting is a great method which can be used in the classroom to develop literacy through social interaction, or expanded to partnership working across classrooms and schools as a Global Citizenship project.
CLICK HERE: Your Mango, My Mango, Our Mango – this is a resource which can be used to support the Storycrafting methodology using through the theme of Global Citizenship.