2017-2018 Graduate and Professional Studies Programs 
    May 31, 2020  
2017-2018 Graduate and Professional Studies Programs [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ED 6140 - Fundamentals of Storytelling for Educators

Storytelling is the interactive art of using words and actions to reveal the elements and images of a story while encouraging the listener’s imagination. In this course, students will learn how to construct and tell a well-developed story that holds interest and is effectively communicated to its listeners. Students will begin by exploring narrative stories to examine the basic elements of theme, plot, style, characterization, dramatic appeal, and appropriateness to listeners. Once a story line is well mapped out and adapted to a particular audience, the focus will shift to preparation for telling. Basic storytelling skills will be explored to make it your own, including dialogue, voice, gestures, facial expression, pacing, repetition, and exaggeration. (3 Credits) Meets MED and CAGS concentration requirement: Storytelling/ English