Telling Tales

Ref: C3125725

Each student will learn skills to help them tell a story using the spoken word and will work on a project to create and tell their an oral story. Course content: what topics will the course cover? Story Structure Story Genre Using Your Imagination Creating Characters Creating a Story Timeline Using Story Telling Methods to Tell a Story

Course aim

The aim of this course is to explore various methods of story telling including encouraging students to have the confidence to speak in front of a group and tell a story that they have created.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • identify the three stages of story structure – beginning/middle/end.
  • create rounded characters from their imagination.
  • create a story timeline and develop a story plot.
  • use their learning to tell a story using spoken words.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Telling Tales Course Outline

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Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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